Systems Engineer vacancy at WordPress VIP
Our common goal is to democratize publishing and commerce so that anyone, anywhere can tell their story or sell their product.
We’re looking for Systems Engineers to join our fully remote team, where you’ll play an essential role in developing, building, and maintaining our growing global infrastructure. If you enjoy solving complex problems and are eager to empower development teams working at some of the most high-profile, high-traffic sites out there, come and join us.
Experience with implementing and supporting Kubernetes-based infrastructure.
Experience working on a large-scale system to make it performant, highly scalable, and fault-tolerant.
Experience in Linux systems administration and a deep understanding of how web-related services (load balancers, high availability solutions, web servers, databases, caching daemons, etc.) work.
Proficiency in information systems concepts, system administration, and cloud platforms.
Proficiency with some or all of: NGINX, Docker, PHP, Golang, LUA, MySQL, ELK.
Working knowledge of network technologies such as: TCP/IP stack, IPv6, DNS, Anycast, firewalls (iptables), and TLS.
A passion for open source software.
A willingness to learn!
Perks & Benefits
Open vacation policy (no set number of days per year). We encourage all employees to take the time they need for vacation, to pursue their own interests, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
Home office setup and coworking allowances. Working from a coffee shop? You can use your coworking allowance for the requisite latte!
We happily provide or reimburse hardware and software you’ll need, as well as books or conferences that promote continued learning.
Company-sponsored life insurance.
Open parental leave (includes maternity, paternity, and adoption). If you’ve been with us for 12 months, your leave is fully paid.
WordPress-branded laptop at your four-year anniversary. A spiffy set of wireless headphones at your seven-year anniversary.
Paid two to three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years.
We cover all costs of company travel, so dust off that passport! Your team will get together one to three times per year in locations around the globe. Note: All company travel is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Other benefits are country-specific, and include health, vision, and dental insurance; matching retirement/pension contributions; childcare vouchers; income protection; travel insurance; and discount offers.
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. Read more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our Employee Resource Groups
How to apply?
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