How I became a Happiness Engineer at Automattic

In 2015, I joined Automattic — the makers of WordPress.com and Jetpack — as a Happiness Engineer. It was not just a dream-come-true moment, it was also one of the greatest things ever happened to me.


However, it wasn’t all luck. A bit of preparation before applying, a lot of patience, and great amounts of hard work during the trial led to my trial lead’s recommendation that I join Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. I do think a bit of luck played its role, but it was also hard work and patience.

Since then, I have received countless requests to write my experience during the trial period. I have also received requests to write what a day in the life of a Happiness Engineer looks like. Unfortunately, I have been procrastinating a lot and have not been able to write them yet. Now though, as part of my New Year’s Resolutions, I’m going to finally sit down and write everything you need to know about how I became a Happiness Engineer at WordPress.com/Automattic.

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