We are building the site editing experience for the WordPress mobile apps. We want our users to be able to manage their WordPress sites, publish new blog posts, and connect with their followers from anywhere in the world. We are bringing the power of the Gutenberg editor into the mobile apps which is WordPress’ new block-based editor that is used by millions of people. 

This position might be a good fit if you are:

  • Highly collaborative and you love participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture or design.
  • Passionate about and accomplished in React Native development; proficient with modern JavaScript tools like React and Redux as well as JavaScript itself.
  • Understand the basics of HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Experienced with native Android and/or iOS software development.
  • Comfortable about implementing custom React Native components, including native-side code where needed.
  • Knowledgeable about design patterns and testability; experience with end to end testing and unit testing is very welcome.
  • Thoughtful about product design.

Extra credit:

  • Experience with shared code between mobile and Web projects
  • Experience in working on accessibility.
  • UI design skills and knowledge of platform design specifications.
  • PHP, WordPress, and REST API backend programming experience.
  • Data analysis experience, and understanding of how analytics can influence product decisions.
  • Knowledge of tooling and build systems.
  • Open source contributions, particularly involvement 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.

Speaking of interests and skills, here are some areas in which you can grow and have further impact in the future at the company:

  • Leadership – we offer a variety of leadership options to those who have interest, including becoming a team lead and managing releases.
  • Learning and development – we have a generous personal development budget and encourage you to grow your skills through courses, books and conferences.
  • Architecture – we encourage developers to develop expertise in the systems they work with, guide their evolution and mentor other developers working on them.
  • Engineering effectiveness – we believe in helping other developers become more effective through tools, practices, cross-team collaborations, and process improvements.

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

If you’re reading this on a site other than automattic.com please ensure you visit automattic.com/work-with-us for the latest details on applying.

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 1600 Automatticians in 80+ 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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