Experienced WordPress Developers Needed
Want to work on a variety of cutting edge, WordPress-based projects for a rapidly growing company? We’re hiring full-time developers right now! We’re a fully remote team scattered across the US and abroad. Communication is critical so you must be available via Slack and Zoom for at least three hours daily between the hours of 10am and 6pm Pacific Time. We review work, discuss project status, peer code, etc. as needed during those hours.
About Us: We run a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that has doubled in size each of the last three years and now serves clients across the United States. While the back end is powered by WordPress the front end and dashboard largely use the REST API and Vuejs. We have also developed a number of custom WordPress plugins that we use internally and a few of those have been released publicly.
If you work with us you’ll have the chance to shape the direction of the projects you work on. See a better way to do something? Have an idea for an enhancement you think will improve the end product? Have a particular language or tool set you think would be better suited for a job? Think we’re making a big mistake with something? We’re open to it all.
About You: You know WordPress in depth. You’ve dug into the core code and understand how it works. If you needed to modify a built-in REST response you could, or you know where to turn to figure it out. You write clean, well commented code that someone coming behind you would be able to easily follow. You’re reasonably comfortable with, or could quickly get up to speed with, the following:
Git — we typically work by sharing repos that you can fork and then submit pull requests.
Vagrant — not necessary but we can share boxes that are pre-configured with everything needed to start working on our projects.
Composer — our PHP code is all object oriented and namespaced and we use autoloading to handle dependencies.
Node — once you start building user interfaces with node dev server and hot module reloading you’ll never go back. Have no idea what that means? It’s easy to pick up and our Vagrant boxes are pre-configured for you to get going quickly.
Webpack — automates all of the development and build processes. Linting, minifying, etc.
Grunt — we try to automate as many things as possible and a stack of handy Grunt tasks are part of that.
Vuejs — React and Angular are nice but Vuejs is king at our shop.
APIs — We’re steadily shifting all of our code to being API based and frequently build tools that leverage third party APIs like SendGrid, Authorize.net, Google, etc.
The skills listed above don’t cover everything you’ll need in your toolbox and we don’t expect that you’ll necessarily have all of them right now. But you should feel comfortable with a majority of them and with your ability to pick up new skills as you go. That could be anything from learning to build PWAs to setting up push notifications.
What You Can Expect: If you work with us you’ll get clear project specs that detail what the end goals are — how something needs to work — and realistic expectations for delivering it. You’ll get great pay (paid bi-monthly via direct deposit), paid vacation, and the potential for benefits and a 401k match.
If you’re applying for this position you must have examples of code you’ve written that you can share. Please don’t just send URLs for sites you worked on. Did you build something custom for a WooCommerce shop? Tell us what the project requirements were, what you created to address them and show us at least a portion of the code you wrote to do it.