If you have any inclination to apply, you should. We’d love to talk to you about what we’re doing and how you’ll help. I’d love to work alongside you and continue to build great things.
Here’s a brief list of random reasons why this is an excellent opportunity:
- We do big WordPress and we’re not slowing down. We have a single multi-network installation serving over 2 million page views a month across almost 1000 sites. We have plans for that number to grow significantly in 2016.
- We work in the open. There are 160 repositories in the WSU GitHub organization. All of our internal work—themes, plugins, the multi-network configuration—is open for sharing with others.
- We power the university. As the central communications unit, we build sites and power WordPress for everyone. Things like wsu.edu, admission.wsu.edu, education.wsu.edu, vcea.wsu.edu, business.wsu.edu, gradschool.wsu.edu, and many, many more will be there for you to enhance and fix. And you’ll be given keys. (I broke all of it for 2 minutes just yesterday!)
- You’ll be encouraged to explore and reach out. We have a campus thriving with people who are experts at what they do. The conversations you have with them will be inspiring and will lead you to ways to make our web presence more inspiring.
- If you’re interested in contributing to WordPress core, we’re interested in you contributing to WordPress core. You’ll be encouraged to dive into issues rather than work around them so that fixes to WordPress (and other projects) can be applied upstream.
- As a state employee, benefits are pretty fantastic. You’ll earn just over 4 weeks of vacation a year. 10 paid holidays, an extra personal holiday, a sick day per month, personal development time, great health benefits, matching 401k, the list goes on… 🙂
- I will brew you beer. Michelle will make you sauerkraut. Steve will one day make you cheese. Jake will let you sit in with his grad students to learn crazy things about hydrogen. There’s a great community at WSU.
Time to apply! If you have any questions at all about the process or the position, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org