Senior Software Engineer (Test)

Website Automattic

WordPress VIP is the digital platform of choice for the world’s top brands and publishers. Our expertise running performant, secure, and stable applications at scale enables our clients to power high-touch digital experiences with ease. Our platform combines the unparalleled WordPress user experience with enterprise-grade infrastructure and best-in-class support, serving billions of web requests per day.

About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced software engineer to help us mature our approach to testing as we build out our platform and future products. Our work touches all levels of the stack and you will get to work with technologies such as Node.js, GraphQL, PHP, Go, Docker, Elasticsearch, and React. If you love solving exciting problems and want to help empower development teams working at some of the most high-profile, high-traffic sites out there, come join us.

You’re a good a fit for our team if you:

  • Deeply understand test methodologies, such as functional, integration, regression, end-to-end, and performance testing.
  • Are comfortable designing, developing, and maintaining reliable automated test suites that run as part of the project CI and/or nightly build system.
  • Are disciplined, with an eye for detail, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Are passionate about and experienced in software development, are highly collaborative, love participating in code reviews, and discussions about architecture, design, and the best approaches to managing your test data.
  • Have a strong willingness to learn.

Extra credit if you have experience with:

  • Experience working with Node-based test runners like Jest as well as JavaScript-based e2e testing frameworks like Puppeteer and Cypress.
  • Open-source contributions or contributions to programs designed to help underrepresented people enter the tech field.
  • Product management experience.
  • Engineering leadership experience.

These are exciting times at WordPress VIP and you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our platform.

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