WordPress Engineer @ WP Buffs

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make WordPress headache-free for all WP Buffs customers and partners and turn our customers, partners and the entire WordPress space into raving WP Buffs fans!

INTRODUCTION

WP Buffs is the very best 24/7 technical support partner for any individual, business or organization with a WordPress website. Building strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers is our highest priority. We’re looking to add A players to our team who are obsessed with making customers and partners happy, being a core member of an ambitious team and a creating a digital world filled with magnificent WordPress websites. If this sounds like you, read on!

TECHNICAL SKILLS

This job is for accomplished WordPress developers. You don’t need to be a senior developer with 20 years of experience, but you do need to know more than just how to make basic changes from the WordPress dashboard.

Advanced languages like JavaScript, React, etc is all good, although not required. Rest assured, we’ll fully test and vet your skills during the interview process.

What’s most important is we need WordPress developers who can tackle technical challenges and work alongside the rest of the technical team to overcome them.

Required experience

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Page builders (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc)
  • WordPress theme editing & development
  • Fluent and error-free English written communication
  • Ability to work alongside fellow developers to accomplish individual, and more importantly, team goals.

Preferred experience

  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • ManageWP
  • BlogVault
  • WordPress plugin development

If you’re confident in your WordPress development skills and can hold your own, you’ll fit well into our already talented team!

OUTCOMES

As a Technical Buff, you are fully responsible for making sure our team achieves the following outcomes.

  • Solve any customer or partner requests that require PHP, HTML, CSS, theme editing & development or basic WordPress technical knowledge.
  • Ensure a first response time of less than 2 hours and resolution time of less than 24 hours for all tickets.
  • Work with the team in the #tickethelp Slack channel and notes our ticketing system to find a solution for any WordPress issue so that no ticket remains unsolved within 24 hours.
  • Communicate efficiently and simply with customers in fluent and error-free English written communication and resolve all tickets in 3 or fewer replies.
  • Always work towards 0 tickets left in the desk and 0 tasks in projects.
  • Be an active participant in the company culture by being present and communicating with the team in Slack throughout the day.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, you might be a good fit on our team!

COMPETENCIES

It’s not just customer success skills you need to be a Buff. It’s the right attitude with which you come to work with every day.

  • Practice radical transparency
  • Make decisions and own them
  • Take customer-focused action
  • Deliver exceptional results on-time
  • Double check all work for completeness and correctness
  • Lead by example
  • Always have the backs of other Buffs
  • Work full days during your shift

If you’re confident you can live and breathe these values, you’ll be a good fit for our team!

THE BASICS

These are woven into the DNA of every Buff.

  • Humble: our team knows that we don’t know everything. When you come on board with WP Buffs, we expect you to admit when you make errors, ask when you don’t know the answer and always tell the truth.
  • Hungry: we want to be the very best technical support partner for any individual, business or organization with a WordPress website. That means going above and beyond for our customers is the norm.
  • Smart: we’re a talented bunch who all know how to navigate any WordPress dashboard and hosting provider. Diving into technical work, improving internal systems and finding innovative solutions excites you.

CORE VALUES

Our North Star, practiced and pursued daily.

  • Practice radical transparency: you’re unapologetically yourself and honest, maybe to a fault. You give honest and sincere feedback and love when people are honest with you, whether it’s an easy or difficult conversation.
  • Make decisions and own them: when decisions are made, you are all in. Nothing will keep you from accomplishing your individual and team goals. Furthermore, you make them your personal mission because it’s the right thing to do.
  • Take customer-focused action: every decision or action we take as a team has our customers and partners in mind. Our goal is to help them accomplish theirs, so living and dying by our customers’ success is a requirement.
  • Exceptional results, on-time: we take everything to the next level. Average and late work won’t be tolerated here. If doing big things and racing to the finish line gets you pumped up, you’re in the right place.
  • Lead by example: nobody at WP Buffs sits on their high horse and expects others to do the work. We all get our hands dirty and no matter your position, you’ll be instrumental in the work we do.
  • Always have each others’ backs: we’re a family here at WP Buffs and that means creating an environment of trust. Have the backs of your fellow Buffs and they’ll have yours. Together, we’ll win the day. It’s just that easy.

ABOUT YOU

Being a great fit here is just as much about you as it is us.

  • You’ve worked remotely: you’ve done remote work before and teamed up with a distributed team.
  • You’re a self-starter: you don’t need permission to get work done. You choose action over inactivity.
  • You can follow detailed instructions: much of our work is systematized. Reading and following directions is a strength.
  • You’re friendly: being polite, smiling and laughing are important parts of your day.
  • You want to improve: making yourself a little bit better each and every day is what drives you.
  • You’re self-accountable: you don’t need anybody micromanaging the quality of your work because you are your own hardest critic.
  • You’re responsive: when a teammate hails you on livechat, you always answer. Because good communication is important.
  • You’re trustworthy: you do what you say you will and you’ll work hard to make sure everybody on the team knows that.
  • You love feedback: you’re comfortable receiving feedback and will use it to fuel your improvement.
  • You’re results-oriented: we measure success with data. You’re always motivated to improve the numbers.
  • You’re helpful: when a teammate needs help with something, you’re the first person to jump in and help out.
  • You like gifs & emojis: these are pretty big staples of our internal team chat. Yep – we can get pretty goofy.

PERKS

With most remote jobs, working remotely is the only plus. Not here. Yes, you’ll be working hard. And that means you’ll be well taken care of.

  • Unlimited vacation: take time off when you need it. We work very hard but prioritize the health of our employees.
  • Work remotely: you can work from anywhere as long as you have a strong, secure internet connection.
  • Travel budget: we all receive funds to travel to WordCamps, conferences or work with fellow Buffs.
  • Flexible work schedule: as long as you work full hours and it’s done well and on-time, you work when you want.
  • Gym pass: we pay for gym memberships and fitness classes so you can stay healthy and balanced.
  • Unlimited books: we pay for any book or audiobook you buy, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.
  • Equipment & technology budget: we’ll buy you a standing desk, headphones and any other technology you need.
  • Professional development budget: all the Buffs want to level up their skills, so we provide professional development opportunities.
  • 3 months of parental leave: whether you’re going to be a new mom or dad, take 12 weeks paid time off with your new little one.
  • Full benefits coverage: healthcare, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability & life insurance. Buffs outside the US are also covered.
  • 401k: coming soon. Save for retirement and we’ll match up to 4% so you can feel comfortable with your future.
  • Coworking space: want to work in a co-working space? We’ll cover the costs so your can work where you want.

“Our WordPress engineers understand that growing the business doesn’t just stem from new customer and partner acquisition, but expanding existing accounts and upgrading current customers. They’re pumped for the challenge of growing WP Buffs by going above and beyond for customers and white-label partners.” Honeylou De Los Reyes, Lead WordPress Engineer, San Pablo City, Phillipines

“Our new WordPress engineers are over-communicators. It’s essential that our 24/7 support team is constantly fighting for lower reply and resolution times. That means working as a team, asking for help and being hyper-focused on good results for customers and white-label partners.” Nick Adams, COO, Rochester, New York

“I’m looking to hire somebody who is technically sound and will be able to have an immediate impact. We won’t have to babysit them to make sure they’re tracking enough hours or make sure they’re asking questions when they don’t know the answer. They’re the kind of person who chomps at the bit to be successful and won’t settle for anything less than fantastic outcomes.” Joe Howard, Founder, CEO, Washington, DC, USA

COMPENSATION

Salary for this position is completely dependent on your experience, location, technical skills, how well you can help us tackle the outcomes for this position and the competencies you can display as a member of this team. This is something we’re happy to discuss once you’ve gotten further along in the application process.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At WP Buffs, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. WP Buffs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

While this all sounds good, WP Buffs is run by humans. Sometimes biases are unconscious and hidden. Diversity programs and training might not work as expected. And good intentions are often inadequate. That’s why we’re always working to improve in this area and welcome an open dialogue. Email us anytime at careers@wpbuffs.com to help us be a better equal opportunity employer.

APPLY

Please apply here on our website 🙂