Senior Experimentation Backend Engineer



Automattic’s experimentation platform squad (ExPlat) is looking for a self-directed backend engineer to help take ExPlat to the next level! You will partner with our resident engineers and data scientists to maintain and enhance a rock-solid platform for running and analyzing experiments, ranging from simple A/B tests to more exotic approaches.


You can learn more about the project by reading our recent data.blog and checking out Abacus, ExPlat’s open-source UI.


What You’ll Do:



  • Contribute well-tested code across the ExPlat stack, from the Python/SQL/Scala data processing pipelines, through the PHP/WordPress production back-end, to the JavaScript/React UI and assignment clients.

  • Help with architecture and product decisions within ExPlat.

  • Support internal users through experiment and code reviews.

  • Integrate into a multi-functional team of software engineers, data scientists, and data engineers.


Who You Are:



  • You have production experience building backend applications with a variety of languages, frameworks, and systems.

  • You understand backend challenges around scalability, caching, database load management, and API design

  • You have experience working with PHP or the ability and willingness to pick it up quickly.

  • You are familiar with multiple programming languages and paradigms.

  • You have experience with test automation at all levels of the test pyramid.

  • You are knowledgeable about design patterns, testability, and maintainability.

  • You care about code quality and best practices and appreciate robust code review processes.

  • You are results-oriented, humble, and have an equal willingness and ability to learn, and teach.

  • You have strong interpersonal skills with experience working autonomously in a diverse, cross-functional team.


Bonus:



  • You have experience running A/B tests.

  • You have WordPress programming experience.

  • You have experience working with data and visualization.

  • You have at least a basic understanding of machine learning and statistics.

  • Most of your workday is between Western US and Western Australia hours.


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