Senior WordPress Engineer (Full Stack)

  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
  • XWP
Job Description:

About XWP

XWP has collaborated on some of the most ambitious and successful WordPress projects and partnered with the likes of Google, News Corp, and Penske Media Corporation (PMC) to bring richer technologies and delightful user experiences to the open web.

Our team of 70+ experts (from 20+ countries and 6 continents) enjoy challenging work, service-focused and collaborative teammates, and many opportunities to grow and learn. We have a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and a sincere care for each other and our clients.

We are looking for the right person to join our engineering team who will support XWP’s mission of building a better web at enterprise scale by delivering exceptional software and great client experiences, within a supportive and growth-oriented environment.

Who You Are

You have a keen eye for details, even the small ones

You are an enthusiastic WordPress advocate

You are fueled by a balanced blend of humility and confidence

You appreciate order and efficiency but have an action-oriented approach

You have an appetite for learning and self-development

You value autonomy and have the self-management skills to operate dependably in a fully-remote role

What You’ve Done

You’ve had your hands deep in complex, large scale web technology projects

You’ve actively participated in mentoring and guiding less experienced developers to follow best practices through code reviews

You’ve built complex custom WordPress plugins from scratch

You’ve worked extensively with PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

Job requirements

What You’ll Do Here

Be An Engaged Team Member

Contribute to estimations for all tickets in the backlog and participate in Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Sprint Review Meetings

Adhere to Agile SCRUM Methodologies and organizational processes

Be a candid, respectful, and supportive teammate and leader

Work closely and collaboratively with others to develop solutions

Champion Engineering Best Practices

Review and write unit, integration, and regression tests when appropriate

E2E testing and frameworks such PHPUnit, QUnit, and Mocha

Conduct architectural peer reviews for code created by other engineers

Set up build and test environments as well as deploying code

Implement PHP and JavaScript Linting

Setting up CI/CD workflows with Travis CI or Github Actions

Implement standard Docker local development environments

Write Secure, Performant, Scalable Code

Develop custom WordPress plugins for use at enterprise scale

Object Oriented Programming

Create custom React.js based Gutenberg Blocks

Utilize WordPress technologies like WP-CLI and the WP-REST-API

Build on SQL and NoSQL Databases

Transpile ES6 to ES5 using Babel

Package management tools like NPM and Composer

Employ build tools like Gulp, Grunt, WebPack, Rollup etc.

Responsive interface development and interface extension using JavaScript

Debugging across a wide range of browsers and devices

What Success Looks Like

Delivery of quality code, on time, and as estimated

Collaborative and effective communication across global time zones and cultures

Proactive approach to learning, growth, and sharing

Having the trust and confidence of your teammates

Leading by example and treating others with respect

Payscale & Benefits

Trust and support from your colleagues (we look out for each other and work together towards our shared goals and vision)

The rewards of a highly collaborative culture (we’re a team, not a working group)

The joys of remote work done right (schedule flexibility, skip the commute, more time for family and interests outside of work)

The chance to play an important part in helping XWP achieve its full potential and make a meaningful difference for our clients, team members and the open web.

An expected salary range of USD $75,000 to $110,000 or contractor rates of $40-$60/Hr ($6,000 - $9,500/month)

Paid leave

Unleash+ allowance of $2,500 per year to enrich your life, and other benefits.

XWP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

Are you intrigued?

Apply now and tell us about yourself, what this role will mean to you, and why you are who we want to work with.

If you are not the one we are looking for, please share this with anyone you know who might be!

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