Gig: WordPress Expert

Published on: February 12, 2009 |Tags: | Categories: Gigs, News

The Opportunity

We are in the middle of a pretty sweet gig. We’re looking for a WordPress Plugin Master (no themer this time folks) to join our team on the project for the next 4 months starting now. Help build a high profile full-scale WordPress suite of 54 sites with elements from various 3rd party web applications.

The Company

Shane & Peter Inc. is a small, rapidly growing software & design company located in Santa Cruz, California. At S&P, we develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project.

Team Requirements

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. To be on our team, you must be:

  • Helpful
    Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • Positive
    Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • Curious
    It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
  • Accountable
    Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.


Work from anywhere in the US or Canada.


  • Install, customize and support WordPress
  • Install and customize plugins
  • Develop new plugins
  • Install and customize themes
  • Keep up to date on security issues and update wordpress installations when necessary
  • Support our proposal writing process where wordpress installs are concerned

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Desire to constantly learn about the industry
  • Fluent English speaker

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • WordPress structure, themes, and plugins
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • Basic image processing (Photoshop…)
  • Basic LAMPS
  • SVN

Additional Experience a Plus

  • Examples of plugins that you’ve released to the open source community
  • Ability to translate a graphic design into a fully functional WordPress Theme
  • Familiarity with other CMS systems
  • Advanced LAMPS skills


Pay range is between $40-60 per hour commensurate with background, qualifications and experience. This is a one time contract position (though we are always seeking long standing relationships with kick-ass people).

How to Apply

Fill out our simple application form and paste a text version of your resume / portfolio into the Why We Will Love You field. Please include and identify your 3 favorite WordPress endeavors and your desired pay rate.

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