Overview

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San Antonio
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Omaha

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.

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. With 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 new 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
  • Work with Kubernetes solutions across various cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Build and maintain APIs to aid in the management of our production environment
  • Produce quality, testable and maintainable systems with fast feedback loops
  • Build and enhance infrastructure for serving WordPress on thousands of servers
  • Iteratively improve observability for globally distributed systems via metrics, monitoring and alerting
  • Develop CI/CD pipelines for pushing code into production

Your Expertise and Passion

  • Bachelors in CS or related field
  • 5+ years software engineering experience
  • Has worked on an agile team and is passionate about SRE principles
  • Expertise working with Kubernetes and containerization
  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure and building automation using their APIs.
  • Understanding of infrastructure, horizontal scaling, self-healing architectures, service discovery, and all key aspects of observability
  • Ability to work with and switch between multiple languages; eg. Python, Go, and PHP.
  • Proficient with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet
  • Has an understanding of the common WordPress technology stack: Linux, Varnish, Apache/Nginx, MySQL, and PHP
  • Has experience (or interest) in: configuration management systems, monitoring systems, computer network technologies, TLS certificates and Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

The Perks and Benefits:

  • Company Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)

  • Great Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)

  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)

  • HSA Company contribution $750 for employee / $1500 for family

  • 401(k) with a 4% match

  • Disability Insurance

  • Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

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

  • One-time $500 payment to set up your home office

  • 4 Company Wellness Days a year

  • 1 floating holiday

  • $100 monthly wellness allowance to spend on what you want

  • Access to free on-demand fitness classes

  • Free subscription to Calm

  • Pet Insurance

  • Ongoing education through LinkedIn Learning, Workday Learning and our Career Growth Portal
     

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.