Senior Software Engineer at WP Engine

| Austin
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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

WP Engine powers digital experiences for over 150,000 customers in 140 countries. Over 5% of all internet traffic visits a WP Engine site each day! We are the leader in enterprise WordPress sites and are leading the digital transformation for businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries.

What's cool about this job?

Have you ever wondered how a small team manages the infrastructure needed to host thousands of websites? Our software engineers build systems that automate services at scale. Leveraging new technologies like custom Kubernetes controllers and cloud functions, we are able to automate the deployment, enhancement, and maintenance of our Kubernetes platform. The team is continuously looking for ways to make our services more scalable, reliable, and resilient; Learning from past decisions and striving to get better every day.

Day to Day
  • Building automated, scalable services and systems to power our growing infrastructure

  • Collaborating with an agile team that is passionate about utilizing emerging technologies and delivering high quality and timely code

  • Deploying monitoring and alerting systems to aid engineering and support efforts

  • Diving into specific technology roadblocks and uncovering how we can make our platform more performant, resilient, and reliable

Your Expertise and Passion
  • Has worked on an agile team and is passionate about SRE principles

  • Has experience working with public Cloud technologies at scale

  • 4+ years of experience deploying any (or all) of the following into a production environment: Docker, Kubernetes, cloud functions, pub/sub, relational databases, network file storage

  • Has an understanding of the common WordPress technology stack: Linux, Varnish, Apache/Nginx, MySQL, and PHP

  • Has experience (or interest) in the following development languages: Golang, Ruby, PHP, Python, SQL, Bash

  • Has experience (or interest) in: configuration management systems, monitoring systems, computer network technologies, TLS certificates and Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

  • Computer Science Degree or Equivalent

The Perks and Benefits
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)

  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)

  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match

  • Life and Disability Insurance 

  • Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)

  • One-time $500 Home Office Stipend

  • Company Wellness Days

  • Wellness Program


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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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