Mark George, Code Wrangler, on working at Automattic
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Mark George, Code Wrangler, on working at Automattic

August 29, 2019

Hi, I’m Mark. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I’m a code wrangler on the Jetpack team at Automattic. On the Jetpack team I use multiple languages across multiple servers to build one cohesive product. At Automattic, we need to be flexible, willing to experiment with new ideas, and a wide range of experience is very helpful. Before joining Automattic I hesitated for about a year before applying. Don’t give in to inertia and stay in a job you’re unhappy with. Our application process is thorough and by the time you get through it, you’ll be as confident as we are that you’ll be a good fit. I used to be one of the smartest people in the room – it’s been a readjustment, but now I have peers and people I can look up to which I love. I like working with intelligent people I respect on problems that matter, and building products that make it out to millions of people. I’m able to work while my kids are at school, I’m able to be a fully present father when they’re home, and then wrap up my work once they go to bed. I’m able to balance being a dad, while working on job I love.

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