Getting a remote job at Automattic with Leif Singer

10.08.2019 - By Software Engineering Unlocked

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In this episode, I talk to Leif Singer, an engineer at the fully remote company Automattic. Automattic is the company behind WordPress, a famous and powerful content management system with an estimated 75 Million user base. 

We talk about:

- why he switched from academia to industry,
- how he got hired without knowing the company's tech stack,
- why he worked for several months at Automattic before being hired,
- how the Automattic creed, influences, and guides company values and mindset,
- Automattic's software engineering practices,
- and how they fight technical debt during quarterly scheduled clean-up weeks.

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