Do you know someone who is an amazing developer or designer? Someone who is passionate about helping people? An awesome lounge manager? Or maybe that person is you. Automattic is hiring for a variety of positions, and for all except two you can live and work wherever you like in the entire planet. There are also a number of other benefits; the main downside it’s a high performance culture and expectations are extremely high. Automattic hires the best folks regardless of geography, and we are especially looking for people right now outside of US timezones.
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I might try applying again this week. Some things have changed since last year when I first applied.
Cheers from Ireland, Matt!
I’m amused that this post showed up in my feed reader approximately an hour _after_ I applied for two of the positions.
Whooha!!! Applying now for Happiness Engineer position 🙂
I’ve been planning (reading up, checking out forums etc) for a while now!
Alright, I didn’t even make it to the first round. I thought I had better chance this time because I am in IST, exact opposite to the US timezone.
Anyways, good luck to everyone else here!
>> the main downside it’s a high performance culture and expectations are extremely high
This is not a downside.
I agree! That sounds like a major upside to me!
I was planning to wait a few more weeks to be able to have a longer post history in the WordPress.com support forums before I reapplied, but since you are especially looking for people outside of US timezones I think it’s time to throw my hat in the ring.
I would say the more you can do beforehand to make your application stand out the better. We’ve never stopped hiring for Happiness Engineers so there isn’t a time limit.
Thank you for the advise. I really appreciate it.
Make that advice 🙂
I guess living in a US timezone but working odd hours is a plus to mention in an application?
Ha! I finally applied (a day before this post got published) and am feeling all giddy about it, can’t wait to hear back!
Do ma.tt readers get a fast-track in the screening process? 😉
No, but if you follow this blog and read everything I link to you probably have a lot of knowledge that will be useful as an Automattician. 🙂
Hehe, after all I live in a place where we don’t mind waiting in line for the good stuff, and I didn’t expect any lesser equal treatment from Automattic. 🙂
I have sent my application. I am from Bangalore, India, so the Time Zone part is OK. Hopefully, you will find rest of my application “more than OK” too!