Mid/Senior Wordpress Developer

We are seeking a mid-level to senior Wordpress developer with a logical/technical brain to map out technical feature specifications, ensure site reliability/integrity and help us to create awesome site components, modules and integrations.  

Our new Mid/Senior Wordpress Developer will be responsible for thinking through technical features, approaches, helping with ongoing updates, ensuring code output is of a high quality and making sure sites work flawlessly.

  • Remote work fine
  • Full time preferred, but part time options considered (min. 4 days per week) 


Key Accountabilities

  • Mastermind tech architecture, features and integrations of our web projects and systems 
  • Creating accurate technical specs so that the dev team(s) can plan work and complete it in the allocated time and so that the client is fully happy with our approach.
  • Ongoing support to implement, maintain and oversee critical client infrastructure
  • Resolve issues - gather info and problem solve to make sure we’re resolving issues efficiently and help avoid nasty surprises
  • Help to create awesome lightning-fast sites/products for clients that drive conversions and delight our clients
  • Deployments, resilience and availability of sites/platform

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Liaising with client and internal/external dev teams
  • Gather technical requirements and factor in to our approach
  • Capture technical blockers / flag issues to resolve
  • Rock solid technical briefs for dev/teams to build from
  • Keep sites secure and up-to-date (via dev team / team oversight) 
  • Ensure sites have high uptime and reliability
  • Ensure infrastructure is monitored and optimised
  • Ensure we keep code and key settings accessible, up-to-date and secure
  • Carry out functional testing and liaising with QA team to fix issues
  • Emergency support and hotfixes
  • Map out phases and ongoing feature development / improvements
  • Capturing integration requirements, API details and planning/overseeing our approach
  • Helping to develop integrations with REST and SOAP platforms, and payment providers
  • Experience across well-known hosting providers (particularly AWS)
  • Staying up-to-date with key tech, tools and trends, and briefing our team


Essential experience or characteristics

  • OO PHP with Wordpress
  • Server management - Apache, Nginx, AWS
  • WP Plugins - WooCommerce, ACF, Form plugins, Gutenberg etc
  • MySQL/SQL 
  • Logical, problem-solving technical mindset
  • Understanding of Wordpress infrastructure and best practices
  • Details focused with a creative and analytical approach
  • Calm under pressure
  • Friendly and helpful, according to our values
  • Experience managing dev/live deployment process and server/pipeline syncing
  • Understanding of deployment, security and data protection principles
  • Good communicator to liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience building and optimising lightning-fast, high performance mobile-first websites 
  • Able to map out custom plugins/modules or code elements to meet client needs


Nice to haves

  • Agile
  • Agency-side experience
  • Experience of attractions / leisure clients
  • React / frontend framework experience
  • Apps / Progressive Web Apps
  • Headless CMS experience


Work remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process


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