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Senior WordPress Engineer

Solve complex problems using WordPress and OOP techniques while collaborating with an awesome dev team working on innovative and large scale WordPress installations.

The Opportunity

Modern Tribe is looking for a Backend Developer with advanced WordPress experience to join our company. This role will offer you the opportunity to become a leader within our tribe. You will be helping to build and inspire an awesome dev team working on innovative and large scale WordPress installations. We are looking for a backend developer that is already actively working in the WordPress website and plugin development field.

You need to be up to speed and knowledgeable about the most recent releases and standards of WordPress. We want you to be as excited and as passionate as we are about what we are creating with the platform.

Please note: This is not an entry-level position. We are looking for experienced WordPress developers with team leadership experience at this time!

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to you, read on!

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More than code

Responsibilities

While we’re looking for exceptional technicians, the right team member also contributes to the overall success of the team. This is what we’re looking for beyond lines of code.

  • Collaborate

    Collaborate with the project strategist and senior backend developers to articulate the best technological solution for the problem at hand

  • Analyze

    Analyze user story acceptance criteria to ensure technical feasibility and point out potential issues

  • Lead

    Lead a team of developers to make sure we can deliver on time, on budget and on scope

  • Architect

    Architect and develop new backend features and plugins, custom functionality, and theme integration

  • Quality

    Write high quality code with readability, efficiency and maintainability in mind

  • Develop

    Develop and maintain complex WordPress-based applications.  Implement complex features using modern PHP code and patterns

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, ability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The technical

Specific skills and proficiencies

You will use your deep knowledge within PHP to solve both simple and complex challenges, both in and outside of the WordPress platform. When paired with your understanding of best practices in accessibility, performance, and architecture, you ultimately produce code and experiences that are scalable and delightful.

We know not everyone is an expert in everything. Your foundational knowledge is important, paired with the ability to learn and improve over time.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work remotely with little-to-no supervision is a must
  • Excited to be part of a team with the potential for a long term relationship
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years experience working as a backend web developer on production sites
  • 2+ years focused on leading the technical direction of a team and mentoring development team members
  • Experience implementing complex WordPress solutions
  • Skilled at crafting modern PHP (for example: OOP, PHP 7, Composer, PSR’s, Laravel, or Symfony)
  • Ability to work remotely with little-to-no supervision is a must
  • Excellent understanding of OOP and better practices
  • Experience writing code with a focus on security and performance
  • Experience working with at least one automated testing framework
  • Demonstrated experience developing on the WordPress platform (for example, one or more of: Solid experience with WordPress methods and development patterns, handling data securely within WordPress, plugin development, or leveraging the REST API)
  • Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle (i.e. seeing a project through from spec to completion)
  • Experience working in an agency and/or as a contractor

Bonus Points

  • Experience with continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines
  • Unit Testing
  • Experience with JS application frameworks
  • Experience with server technologies like Redis or ElasticSearch
I get to work on interesting projects with kind, talented people. Very happy to be a part of this team!
Nell Lindquist Nell Lindquist Team Lead
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Location

Work from anywhere and join our distributed team working across the globe. If your timezone is outside of US business hours, but you work at least 3-4+ hours of overlap each day, let’s chat. You should be fluent in English and just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.

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Compensation

Pay range is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  We are currently looking for a full time team member for this role.

Perks

We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us. Full time roles include a benefits package.

Who We Are

Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. 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. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

Join our team

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