I’m Victoria, a Happiness Engineer based in the North East of England in the UK. I’ve been working for Automattic since August 2020. When I first spotted the Happiness Engineer role, it was not open to applications, and it was to be a year until it finally did reopen… I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do, so I spent quite a bit … Continue reading My Journey to Become a Happiness Engineer
Update (Oct. 22, 2020): The Happiness Engineer job is currently open for applications! Perhaps you’ve been reading this blog but haven’t felt confident about applying to be a Happiness Engineer. Or maybe you’ve applied previously but we weren’t hiring in your region. Or maybe you’ve felt confident in the past but the time hasn’t been right for you. Whatever the case, if you feel that … Continue reading Become a Happiness Engineer!
I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. — The Automattic Creed If you’re reading this post, perhaps you just submitted your application to become a Happiness Engineer at Automattic — or maybe you’ve just received word that you’ve been accepted into the trial! If you’re not familiar with the trial, it’s … Continue reading Trial Buddies: How We Support Our Happiness Engineer Trials
My legs were still trembling after the second interview when I received an email with these words: We would like to advance you to the next stage in our interview process, the trial. I’m a rather reserved person, but that day I was literally jumping for joy. I did it! I made it to the trial! I couldn’t contain my happiness. But when the excitement … Continue reading The Trial