Principal Software Engineer at WP Engine

| Austin
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WP Engine started in Austin in 2010 and has experienced impressive growth. Our business has scaled to an incredible 100,000+ customers worldwide and serves a significant chunk of the internet. Our success as the world's leading WordPress hosting company has set us up for our next phase of growth.

The evolution of our platform is required for our scale, and we are searching for an experienced software engineer to join our rapidly growing engineering team. If you are an engineer experienced with technology transformations, service oriented architectures, mentoring engineers and are motivated by scale, you may be the engineer we are looking for.

The day to day
  • Write, test, integrate, debug, and solve software applications that are resilient, robust, and perform at scale
  • Continuously improve WP Engine's secure, performant software platform that supports 10's of millions of end users
  • Write clean, maintainable code.
  • Improve test coverage and build deployment pipelines to safely and rapidly push new code to production.
  • Work closely with Product Management to ensure that your frequent, incremental code changes contribute to our customers
  • Further an ecosystem of learning and mentorship
  • Lead technical solutions and system design across WP Engine
Your expertise
  • 7+ years of writing high quality, maintainable, deployable, testable, and highly usable software applications in any object oriented language.
  • Deep experience with OOP, microservices, and systems at scale
  • Proven history of continuous learning and ability to stay ahead of with technology trends
  • Growth mentality, a get stuff done approach, and strategic approach to technical tradeoffs.
  • Natural problem solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, and an eagerness to pursue the challenge of big problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Track record of building resilient, scalable, enterprise-grade solutions while nurturing engineering standard methodologies.
Desired Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or a related field) OR equivalent experience
  • Experience working with complex, large-scale public cloud deployments hosted across international data centers
  • Production experience with containerization technologies (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience solving problems with multi-tenancy and distributed systems at scale in the cloud
The perks & 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)
  • One time home office stipend
  • 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


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

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
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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