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Hiring

Lessons from Hiring Software Engineers

I’ve been a jack of all trades web developer for nearly 15 years and moved to working full-time in hiring in September 2020. At Automattic, we’re hiring as fast as we can. This has given me a chance to work with and evaluate hundreds of software engineers over the past eight months. The Day-to-Day: A […]

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Hiring

Tips for Text-based Interviews

Since joining the hiring team at Automattic in the fall of 2019, I’ve noticed different patterns and preferences on text-based interviews. Some of these are also general interviewing tips. Send shorter messages The pacing of the conversation is improved when you send multiple shorter messages instead of one multi-paragraph message. Answer as you go along. […]

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Process Professional Development

Across the Atlantic Handoffs

Automattic is a large worldwide team, made up of smaller, worldwide teams where everyone works remotely. That was one of the things that made me excited to work there, but also very curious as to how it worked in practice. Would the timezone differences slow us down? Would we unintentionally get in each other’s way? […]

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Life Professional Development

Getting Hired at Automattic

I started at Automattic on November 20, 2019, and it’s an incredible place to work. I’m constantly impressed by my coworkers kindness, intelligence, and compassion. If you’re looking for a rewarding remote job that you can work from anywhere in the world, definitely apply. I’m still overjoyed and amazed I was hired. While going through […]