In a brief interview with WPCandy, Matt Mullenweg revealed that Automattic will be hiring “at least” three new employees in 2011 specifically to work on WordPress themes at WordPress.com. While not confirmed, it is likely that these new positions will be under the Theme Wrangler moniker, common to WordPress.com employees focused on themes.
Ian Stewart, the creator of the Thematic WordPress theme framework and blogger at ThemeShaper.com, was hired by Automattic in March of this year. Since then he has presided over the launch of a number of WordPress.com themes as well as their free counterparts on WordPress.org. Stewart’s position with Automattic is officially Theme Wrangler, a title he shares with MatÃas Ventura and Lance Willett at Automattic.
So who out there reading this will be looking to work with Automattic on WordPress themes in 2011? If it’s a job you will be applying for, let us know in the comments. What makes you a proper wrangler?