User Interface Designer

The secret to our sauce? Combining high technology with great design. As a user interface designer at Automattic, you’re responsible for making sure the amazing things our engineers can build are easy to use and beautiful to behold. You’ll develop your original ideas from half-formed thoughts to wireframes, mockups, and front-end code. You’ll act as the creative force in a small interdisciplinary team, responsible not just for what a product looks like but for how it works. Here are a few of the skills we value:

  • You’ve got experience designing web or native apps. Your work shows a focused, user-centered approach to interface design.
  • You’re adept at giving and receiving design criticism, and appreciate its importance in the creative process.
  • You understand the mechanics of user testing and A/B testing, and the importance of a data-informed (not data-driven) design philosophy.
  • You can write your own front-end code (HTML, CSS, maybe JavaScript) and your knowledge of web standards is ever-growing. Your work is both responsive and HiDPI-ready.
  • You’re familiar with the iOS Human Interface Guidelines and Android’s Material Design, and know how to use them in designing native apps.

How to Apply

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please send a short email to jobs @ this domain telling us about yourself. Include a link to a portfolio containing your best work and attach a résumé. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. Include the title of the position you’re applying for and your name in the subject. Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly. We are lucky to receive hundreds of applications for every position, so try to make your application stand out. If you apply for multiple positions or send multiple emails there will be one reply.

Want to increase your chances of standing out? If so, please include the following in your email application:

  1. What one single design (that you can share a link or screenshot to) are you currently most proud of creating?
  2. On a scale from 1–10 (10 being expert), rate your comfort level with: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS design, Android design.

← Work With Us

All Jobs Require

  • Great communication skills. We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.