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Senior WordPress Backend Developer

August 10, 2017

Freelance

(Anywhere)

The Opportunity

Modern Tribe is looking for a Senior Backend Developer with advanced WordPress experience to join our services agency. Do you have a near encyclopedic knowledge of what was included in the last few major WordPress releases? Could you go toe to toe in a WordPress coding standard battle? Do you dream in WordPress functions? We want to meet you!

The Senior WordPress Backend Developer gig at Modern Tribe 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.

Experienced WordPress developers only!

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).

Who You Are

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • HAPPY Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • HELPFUL Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

As a senior WordPress Backend developer at Modern Tribe, some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • Collaborate with the project strategist to articulate the best technological solution for the problem at hand
  • Analyze user story acceptance criteria to ensure the technical feasibility and point out potential issues
  • Work with a team of developers to make sure we can deliver on time, on budget and on scope
  • Architect and develop new backend features and plugins, custom functionality and theme integration
  • Write high quality code with readability, efficiency and maintainability in mind
  • Develop and maintain complex WordPress-based applications
  • Implement complex features using modern PHP code and patterns while following standards
  • Code review the work of other developers
  • Improve our internal tools, libraries and standards
  • Actively participate in our scrum meetings
  • Work with the team to diagnose and resolve backend bugs and support requests
  • Mentor junior developers

Location

Work from anywhere in the US or Canada; if you are in Central or South America, let’s talk. This will be a 100% remote position. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY if your working hours are in a timezone outside of the US range as our team will not be able to support those working hours (we’ve tried, it’s just too hard).

Compensation

$50-$80 per hour. Pay range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We will consider a 20 hour per week freelance contract or full time position for this role.

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 work on multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • 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

  • 3-5 years experience working as a backend web developer on production sites
  • 3+ years experience working on WordPress sites
  • Extensive experience implementing complex WordPress sites
  • Skilled at crafting modern PHP
  • A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to write secure and performant code
  • Thorough knowledge of WordPress, PHP and MySQL
  • Excellent understanding of OOP, software development life cycle and better practices
  • Experience working with at least one automated testing framework

Bonus Points

  • Experience with continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines
  • Unit Testing
  • Experience with WPML
  • Experience with server technologies like Redis or ElasticSearch
  • Remote work experience

Job Perks: We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. Also, if you work enough hours, we will invite you to go an adventure to attend our annual team trip.

Apply: Ready to Apply? BEFORE APPLYING, please take the time to read this job post carefully. So many people seem to apply without actually reading it. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY if your working timezone is opposite of the US range and if you do not have WP experience. With your application, make sure to include the following: Links to your resume or Linkedin profile, code samples and a note about your favorite WordPress hook or function and why.

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