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WordPress Developer

Introduction

Wunderdogs are looking for a web developer with a solid knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

As part of the development team at Wunderdogs you’ll be responsible for bringing our designers ideas to life. You’ll be involved in the build of a range of exciting websites and applications, working closely with our creative team to craft user-friendly experiences.

We’re looking for a forward thinking developer ready to use their skills to help our rapidly growing agency stay ahead of the curve. An interest in latest development trends vital as you’ll will also be responsible for identifying and implementing new technologies.

You are:

  • A problem solver who enjoys working on a variety of creative projects with a proven track record of delivering outstanding results for clients.
  • A rapid learner and able to understand complex technologies and new products at speed.

Responsibilities:

With your coding skills and web development knowledge you will help us with the front-end and back-end development of content-oriented websites and applications. You will work with existing plugins, and build custom solutions for mostly WordPress-driven websites.

Tasks include:

  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality
  • Establishing and guiding website architecture
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin
  • Meeting with the team to discuss website design and function
  • Designing and managing the website back-end including database and server integration
  • Troubleshooting website issues
  • Integrating third-party plugins and solutions
  • Improving front-end, back-end code for a seamless cross-device experience

Requirements:

You are adept at developing websites and applications and have gained experience through personal projects and previous positions.

We are looking for candidates with the following:

Technical skills

  • 4+ years experience working in web development
  • Experience in building websites using WordPress
  • Experience with WooCommerce and related plugin environments
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies including CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, and jQuery.
  • Knowledge of WordPress page builders Divi or Elementor
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools including Git, Mercurial, and SVN.
  • Experience working with debugging tools such as Chrome Inspector and Firebug.
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Strong understanding of PHP
  • You are familiar with SEO optimisation
  • Site speed and performance optimization: Optimizing the performance of code and websites for loading speed improvements and continuously crushing PageSpeed Insights scores.
  • Bridging the gap between graphic design and technical implementation
  • Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics.
  • Server maintenance and administration: Ensuring websites and servers are kept up-to-date and are regularly backed up.
  • Experience with caching plugins and speed optimization in a WordPress context
  • Experience designing and developing mobile sites

Personal skills

  • Based in Eastern Standard Time location (GMT-5)
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivation and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Sharp attention to detail within a fast-paced work environment
  • An interest in experimenting with new web technologies and methods

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • Experience working remotely for significant periods of time
  • Experience with Shopify and Webflow
  • Experience in building custom plugins, applications for WordPress

The Perks

  • Diverse team (team members are based in San Francisco, Seattle, Sao-Paolo, Moscow, London, Edinburgh)

  • Interesting projects from all over the globe

  • Project-based bonuses

  • Fully remote (travelling is encouraged when allowed)

  • Highly cooperative team that encourages professional growth and self-development

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and market rate at candidate's location

    Apply now and work remotely at Wunderdogs

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Senior Developer with Extensive WordPress Experience

Learning Tapestry wordpress react javascript senior

About Learning Tapestry

Hi! We're Learning Tapestry. We're a 35+ person all-remote, global organization dedicated to making digital learning "just work" for educators and learners alike. We solve hard problems in complex education technology environments. We’re a triple bottom line company: we make a profit like any good business; our work makes the world better (“social impact”); and we create a healthy internal work environment for everyone who works here. For our staff we believe in flexible work locations and working arrangements. We empower all of our team members to manage their schedules and adjust as necessary. We're focused on results and impact, not locations and hours. We hire people with great technical ability, but we also expect everyone at Learning Tapestry to have a strong character and solid communication skills.

What We're Looking For

You’re an exceptional professional software engineer with at least 5 years of WordPress and software engineering experience. You’re a well-rounded senior-level developer with very strong WordPress skills and experience in client-facing roles. We are open to someone who is looking for a short-term contract that would complete by the end of the year, but would prefer a long-term working relationship. The right person will be able to start out with a workload of 30-40 hours per week. You must have some availability that overlaps with our client in New York (UTC -5) (~4 hours/day) and California (UTC -8) (~1 hour/day).

You will start by working directly with one of our global enterprise clients focusing on building and maintaining a large, high traffic, multinational WordPress site.You must be comfortable interacting directly with Director and VP-level executives and guiding them towards technical solutions that meet their business objectives. Dedication to delivering highly performant, well-tested code in a team environment is a requirement, and experience with collaborative tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Git.

You’re comfortable in a remote work environment, with team members from different time zones. You can manage your own time and are a self-starter. You are experienced and fluent in the productivity tools we use, like Google Apps & Hangouts, Slack, and Harvest for time tracking. You’re fluent in written English and your spoken English can be easily understood by US native English speakers. You will be communicating regularly with our American clients and collaborating with our global team in videoconferences, over slack, via email, videoconference, and in work tickets.

Required Skills and Experience

You have either:
-Computer Science or Engineering degree or other STEM degree, or
-Exceptional professional software engineer experience and expertise

You have very good written communication skills, fluent written English, and comfortable, clear spoken English

At least five years of Software Engineering Experience

Very experienced and very interested in working with WordPress

At least five years of experience crafting high-quality custom WordPress themes and plugins from scratch

Extensive experience working with PHP, HTML5, CSS3 (SCSS) and JavaScript

At least 2 years of professional experience with React (preferred), Angular, Vue, or other complex front-end Javascript framework experience

An eye for details, comfortable creating pixel perfect UIs

Experience connecting UIs to 3rd party integrations (authentication, payments, etc.)

Experience working with RESTful APIs, including the WordPress REST API

Experience with caching and performance optimization in a WordPress context

Familiar with at least basic SEO and accessibility concepts

Write clean, self-explanatory code using S.O.L.I.D. and design patterns

Experience working in collaborative environments using git (e.g. Bitbucket, GitHub)

Comfortable using ticket-based technical project management (e.g., Jira, GitHub tickets and boards)

Must have some availability that overlaps with our clients in New York (UTC -5) and California (UTC -8)

Bonus Skills

Comfortable with Typescript or willing to learn it

Back-end experience with Node.js and/or Ruby

Some DevOps/Linux experience with AWS/Azure/Rackspace/Heroku/DigitalOcean

Database experience with Postgres

Continuous Integration and Devops/Deployment experience (e.g., GitHub Actions, CodeShip, Cloud66, CircleCI, AWS, Docker, K8, etc)

Experience in EdTech Field (Education projects)

To Apply

Send us your resume. Very Important: In your cover letter please state in what ways you are available for work during the hours described in this job description.

Equal Opportunity

Learning Tapestry is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply. We are also particularly interested in individuals who have lived in or worked with underserved communities such as low-income, gender nonconforming, disabled, or indigenous peoples.

Apply now and work remotely at Learning Tapestry

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