I'm a Happiness Engineer

I am proud to announce that, as of yesterday, I am officially a full-time Happiness Engineer for Automattic.

I have spent the last month working for Automattic on a trial basis, and I must say that this is quite simply the best job ever I have ever had. Not only am I working for a company that I have always admired, but I’m also working alongside several people who I have always admired.

I am currently focussing most of my happiness efforts on WordPress.com, so please feel free to contact us if you have any problems with your WordPress.com blog. I might just be the person lucky enough to bring some happiness to your day.

This is going to be one heck of a ride, and I can’t wait to see where the company takes me next!

25 responses to “I'm a Happiness Engineer”

  1. WOW .. I was dropping in to see if you had any hints or help on databases for the blog(s) and I saw your announcement!! I am soooooooooooo happy for you!! WOOHOO!! πŸ™‚

    Now maybe you can point me in the right direction to get some help πŸ™‚ lol

    this is what I posted earlier on the wp forum .. oh and so you know:) I haven’t take down or messed up Carole’s Battle site one time since the miracle you worked on it:) lol


    and wow .. you know I really can’t say how wonderful it is that you got your dream job .. you do deserve it that is for sure!! πŸ™‚

  2. Well done, James… that’s great!

    You were always one of the best guys to go for help on WordPress. I can’t think of a better person for the job.

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