Automattic

Senior Mobile Quality Engineer

We want you to help us take WordPress, Woo, Simplenote, and other native apps for Android and iOS to the next level. We want people to be able to blog and manage their site or shop wherever they are, taking advantage of the things that make our mobile devices our most important ones, such as media and notifications. We work closely with multi-functional product teams to improve the WordPress, Woo, and Simplenote experience on phones and tablets — both the apps and their underlying APIs and systems.

Let‘s talk about you. The Mobile Quality Engineer position might be a good fit if you:

  • Deeply understand test methodologies, such as functional, integration, regression, globalization, localization, and performance testing.
  • Comfortable designing, developing and maintaining reliable automated test suites that run as part of the project CI and/or nightly build system. Our test suites are primarily in Swift, Java, Kotlin, and JavaScript. 
  • Are familiar with mobile testing, both iOS, and Android.
  • Are disciplined, with an eye for detail, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Triage efficiently, prioritizing issues by the highest impact and scope. You know how to get the right bugs fixed.
  • Are comfortable in a collaborative, agile, and distributed development environment.
  • Are unabashedly customer-focused.
  • Are an evangelist for quality who is willing to spread proven methodologies and quality mindset to the rest of the engineering org. You are always looking for a better way to do things.
  • Can quickly assimilate whatever technologies are needed for a project.
  • Have the ability to objectively evaluate overall release quality and advise on go/no-go decisions.
  • Are highly collaborative, love participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture or design.
  • Are open and able to travel 3-4 weeks per year to meet up with your teammates in person.

Extra credit:

  • WordPress programming experience.
  • Open-source contributions or contributions to programs designed to help underrepresented people enter the tech field.
  • Are thoughtful about product design, with good user experience instincts.

These are exciting times at Automattic and you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our products. Join us! We look forward to hearing from you.

DIVERSITY & 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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

Does this sound interesting? If yes, click the Apply button below and fill out our application form. In your cover letter, let us know what you can contribute to the team. Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly. We are lucky to receive many applications for this position, so try to make your application stand out.

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