Shane Eckert

Developer/Team Lead/Hacker

About Shane

  • Full Name : Shane Eckert
  • Company: Automattic
  • Title: Team Lead
  • Website :

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I’m An Experienced IT Professional

I am an accomplished IT professional with over 25 years of experience. I have been a Linux Systems Administrator working at a Government Lab on the fastest clusters in the world, a networking professional with a CCNA certification, a full stack web developer, a WordPress developer, and currently a Team Lead on WordPress VIP at Automattic.

I'm A Hacker

I am passionate about Cybersecurity and am learning about the field every day. Whether that’s taking training, practicing at TryHackMe and HackTheBox, attending conferences, hacking hardware, hacking RFID, or studying for certifications, I am dedicated to improving and I will never stop learning.

I am a huge fan, user, and administrator of Linux and networking and so security is a natural progression. While I currently lead a team of people who develop and support software, I would like to eventually be more involved with hands on administration and security.

I’m An Automattician

An Automattician is someone who works at Automattic. The world knows us as WordPress (and the other amazing products and services listed here.) What really makes someone an Automattician is our belief in the Creed.

I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.

I’ve been at Automattic for over 8 years. I love it here. This is unlike any job you have ever had or heard of. It’s literally a dream job. Check out some of the benefits.

Want to join my team? We are hiring!

Useful skills to have:

  • A strong understanding of the Web; including familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, REST APIs, HTTP, DNS, and SVN or Git.
  • Experience working primarily in a customer-facing role, including support and training.
  • Superb troubleshooting skills that help you take big problems and break them down into manageable pieces with elegant solutions.
  • Understanding of issues around scalability and performance.
  • Exposure to monitoring tools such as Kibana and New Relic.


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