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Operations Engineer, Principal

| Austin
What's cool about this job.

As a consequence of our focus on the customer, we have been blessed with dramatic growth. This growth provides many opportunities at WP Engine to tackle hard problems at scale, to deliver new products that continue to make WP Engine the platform of choice for online agility. You will be an essential part of taking our platform to the next level both in scale and functionality.

We see our culture as an ambitious advantage and believe that it is meaningful to hire the best and ensure that we provide an environment where the best get better. If you are intelligent, extraordinary at solving problems and communicating, a hard worker, and an excellent teammate, you may be the engineer that we are looking for.

The day to day.
  • Design, write, test, integrate, and maintain programmatic solutions that measurably reduce toil and perform at scale
  • Solve complex plus important issues utilizing creative engineering solutions.
  • Constantly look for opportunities to automate and optimize
  • Partner with leadership to define, document, and communicate the technical expectations of each role within Systems Engineering
  • Regularly and measurably assess and improve upon the technical skills of your peers
  • Give and receive feedback effectively both within and outside of your scrum team
  • Partner with management to guide technical decisions
  • Align with Product and Engineering Management to be a united voice of focus and execution on team objectives
  • Work closely with Stakeholders and Product Management to ensure the Systems Engineering Team are appropriately engaged in, and aware of, feature/product releases
  • Be dedicated partner to the other members of your team
  • Be customer inspired! Utilize technology in a way that enables positive customer outcomes
REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience debugging problems with distributed systems at scale in the cloud
  • 3-5 years of experience working in Reliability Engineering or Developer Operations
  • 5-7 years of writing high quality, maintainable, deployable, testable, and highly usable automated solutions (in any language)
  • Validated history of continuous learning and ability to stay ahead of technology trends
  • Natural problem solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, and an eagerness to seek the challenge of big problems
DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Experience coding in Python
  • Excels in an Agile environment using Scrum methodologies and standard methodologies
  • Experience with Jenkins, Zabbix, Ansible
  • Experience in successful mentorship of peers
  • Experience working with WordPress
The perks and benefits:
  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • Transportation (Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement)
  • Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)
  • Gym membership discount

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​

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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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