Automattic

Mobile DevOps Engineer

We want you to help us take WordPress, Tumblr, Woo, and Simplenote for iOS and Android to the next level. We are the team in charge of the development and maintenance of the infrastructure required to reliably release and test all the mobile applications developed by Automattic. We work closely with multi-functional product teams to improve the user experience on phones and tablets — both the apps and their underlying APIs and systems.

This role might be a good fit if you:

  • Are passionate about releasing software reliably and on schedule so that your teammates can focus on building great apps.
  • Have experience with tools like Fastlane and/or Gradle.
  • Love collaborating in code reviews and discussions about architecture or design.
  • Have experience with mobile development for iOS and/or Android.
  • Are motivated to help your teammates become more productive.
  • Are passionate about refining tooling for faster builds, a reliable CI, and automated code reviews.
  • Have extensive experience with build systems for both Android and iOS.
  • Love fast and reliable apps and you have a passion for making them even more performant. 
  • Are knowledgeable about design patterns and testability – experience with XCUI / Espresso, performance testing, unit testing, and device farms is a plus.

Extra credit:

  • Experience with React Native development.
  • Experience with Ruby.
  • Experience with Gradle plugins.
  • PHP, REST API, and WordPress backend programming experience.
  • Open source contributions.
  • You’re involved in open source or other communities.

How do we work?

  • We’re kind to each other and our users – we strive to build a positive, supportive, and inclusive culture of cohesive teams focused on delivering value to our customers.
  • We work as a global and distributed workforce resulting in a unique way of working built around our creed.
  • We offer flexible work arrangements allowing our team members to work when they feel best.
  • We open-source! We’re cool with open-sourcing everything except passwords, or secret keys.
  • We ship often, deploying many times daily with the help of peer code review, continuous integration, and our global workforce in over 70 countries.
  • We welcome collaboration, and you can be involved in any discussion across our many communication channels.

Curious who works in engineering at Automattic? Meet our Mobile Engineers – Thuy, Elisa and Aaron!

What to Expect

We know applying to jobs can be stressful and we want to ease the stress by giving clear expectations up front about what to expect from our process. We’ve outlined everything you need to know here including all of the steps in the process as well as how we approach hiring. We’re always iterating so if you happen to join us in the process, please feel free to offer feedback on what else we can include there!

About Automattic

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Tumblr, Simplenote, Longreads, Day One, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.

We’re a distributed company with more than 1800 Automatticians in 90+ countries speaking 90+ different languages. We democratize publishing and commerce so anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or country.

We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Automattic

We’re improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our DEI committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly DEI People Lab series for further learning. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Learn more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our Employee Resource Groups.

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  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
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