Senior Backend Engineer @ WebDevStudios

Do you enjoy to working with the server-side principles of web applications and WordPress themes? Are you enthusiastic to push the web forward, and better yourself? We are also passionate about the web here at WebDevStudios, so let’s chat.

To apply for this job please visit webdevstudios.com.

We’re searching for a Backend Engineer to join our Engineering team.

Employment type: Full-time
Location: Remote
Compensation: $65K – $100K, Commensurate with proven experience

This posting is for all backend related positions – we are currently hiring for all ranges of experience, Junior, Senior and Lead – inquire within.

We are searching for passionate, proactive people who want to help build great websites. We want to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can learn from each other and encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. Studies show that minorities are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the qualifications but we would love to hear from you even if you feel like you don’t meet every single qualification. We are open to training the right person who has the right attitude and fit.

Do you enjoy to working with the server-side principles of web applications and WordPress themes? Are you enthusiastic to push the web forward, and better yourself? We are also passionate about the web here at WebDevStudios, so let’s chat.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY
You are primarily responsible for developing and modifying the data layer of WordPress plugins, themes, and web applications according to specifications outlined by the client and defined by a Lead Engineer during a Discovery Phase.

Backend Engineers work alongside Frontend Engineers, Project Leads, Project Managers, and other partners during the entire development lifecycle of a project, as well as supporting the project after it ships.

Technologies you’ll be working with include: PHP7, JavaScript, React, jQuery, Gutenberg, NPM, Gulp, Webpack, Git, Composer, Docker

QUALITIES THAT MATTER TO OUR TEAM:

  • A positive attitude, a good work ethic, and enjoy helping others.
  • Not afraid to ask for help, teachable, a quick study, and have the ability to be flexible when “stuff happens.”
  • Understand deadlines and can complete a variety of tasks throughout the week.
  • Willing to participate in company paid training courses to further their skills.
  • Excited about contributing back to open-source technologies.
  • Comfortable communicating via Slack and participating in video calls with their team while working remotely.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Frontend engineers with the server-side web application data while following WDS Code Standards.
  • Optimize web applications and assets for maximum speed, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Meet documented deadlines and complete tasks in accordance to project milestones.
  • Work directly with Senior or Lead Engineers on feature validation and code reviews.
  • Communicate the status of your work to Project Managers and participate in a project team and department calls.
  • Keep an accurate record of your time with our time tracking software.
  • Be available during normal business hours.
  • Able to work remotely, with a strong emphasis on communication and organizational skills.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You have 2+ years professional experience as a Backend Engineer.
  • You have a strong grasp of WordPress plugin and theme structure, template tags, custom post meta, internationalization, and escaping/sanitization of data.
  • You are knowledgeable in writing performant data queries.
  • You have a strong understanding of Git version control and branching strategies.
  • You have a strong comprehension of PHP and object-oriented programming (OOP) practices.
  • Experience with MySQL.
  • Experience JavaScript, React, and jQuery.
  • Experience with accessibility standards.
  • Experience using the terminal/command line.
  • Experience with build tools such as Composer, Webpack and Gulp.

EXTRA CREDIT
It’s not required, but experience or interest in learning the following would be nice:

  • Automattic’s starter theme, _s or our starter theme, wd_s
  • WebDevStudios plugin generator
  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Gravity Forms
  • Yoast SEO
  • REST APIs, especially the WordPress REST API
  • Gutenberg

BENEFITS
We know the value in supporting our employees’ holistic well-being, and we make sure our benefits package reflects our commitment to our team.

  • 100% Paid Medical
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Unlimited Flex Time
  • 25 days paid time off, to start
  • Hardware provisioning
  • Work from anywhere
  • 401K + Employer Match
  • Continuing Education
  • Parental Leave
  • Annual Company Retreat