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The WordPress project is supported by a vibrant community of volunteers who are passionate about open source technology. We are looking for someone to join our Automattic team dedicated to aiding the WordPress open source system (OSS) efforts, specifically around developer relations. Your focus will be communicating with community developers about WordPress, Gutenberg, and the surrounding ecosystem to build positive and sustainable relationships with WordPress developers and reduce barriers to Gutenberg adoption.

About You
  • You are passionate about open source.
  • You are an experienced developer, including JavaScript.
  • You are familiar with WordPress and its nuances.
  • You enjoy the coordination required for software development and releases.
  • You can see opportunities for cross-functional collaboration, such as in communication and PR.
  • You’re motivated to help your teammates become more productive.
  • You enjoy teaching and learning. 
  • You are a skilled and experienced leader.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and lead with curiosity when emotions run high.
Extra Credit
  • Open source contributions.
  • Developer relations experience.

ABOUT AUTOMATTIC


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

We’re a distributed company with more than 1300 Automatticians in 75+ countries speaking 90+ different languages. Our common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION AT AUTOMATTIC


We’re improving diversity 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. DEI 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.

HOW TO APPLY


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