Unusual schedules as a Happiness Engineer

Having flexibility in your job is awesome, but with flexibility comes responsibility. Not only in the work itself but also in our daily lives, having a balance between your personal and work activities. Working at home implies there is no physical boundary between your work and personal life. In an office, you might be able to leave work behind when you exit the office, but … Continue reading Unusual schedules as a Happiness Engineer

Meet an Enterprise Happiness Engineer: Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is an Enterprise Happiness Engineer with WordPress.com VIP. She delivers content solutions to some of the biggest names in media, marketing, and enterprise. Shannon has over 15 years experience in open source web development. She is a long-time supporter of diversity, accessibility, and internationalization, and was a WordPress Montreal community organizer for seven years. Shannon is also a hiker, poet, and mum of … Continue reading Meet an Enterprise Happiness Engineer: Shannon Smith

Working as a nomad

Nomad, remote worker, digital nomad, location independent – there are many different terms for it nowadays! Whatever you want to call it, it’s the lifestyle I lead and I am lucky enough that as a Happiness Engineer with Automattic I’m able to work from anywhere! Over the past 4 years, I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to 33 different countries – I started out traveling as … Continue reading Working as a nomad

Happiness Around the World

We believe in support as a career at Automattic, and only hire for the role as a full-time position. The work of engineering happiness spans weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Our users all over the world have questions at all times of day (and night!) and they like getting answers right away! How do we make it work, and still maintain our culture of flexibility and … Continue reading Happiness Around the World

Meetup in Jeju, South Korea

Diversematticians

Working as a Happiness Engineer (HE) at Automattic, I constantly marvel at the incredible diversity of my fellow HEs. One morning I might be chatting in Slack with an HE finishing up his work in South Africa, while by late afternoon, I’m saying good morning to an Australian just starting her day. Since we provide support to our customers in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese – … Continue reading Diversematticians

So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?

As I’ve been vocal with my friends, family, and anyone who would listen about my career at Automattic I ended up having a lot of people asking me about what it takes to be a Happiness Engineer and if it is something they could do. Most of the time I would give them a quick description and could usually tell by their reaction if they … Continue reading So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?