Lead Software Engineer @ WP Engine

A senior software engineer with experience in backend WordPress and proven leadership ability.

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Since launching in 2010, WP Engine has become the world’s leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), now with over 100,000 customers in 140 countries. We’re proud of the technology and service we offer our customers that move their businesses forward faster. At WP Engine, we strive to do the best work of our careers, and feel empowered to do what is right for our customers. We love investing in employee success and uncovering opportunities for you, the best, to get better. 99 percent of employees believe you’re made to feel welcome at WP Engine. Be you. Be here.

What’s cool about this job.
WP Engine is on a mission to help our customers win online! Whether that’s helping an aspiring entrepreneur to turn a hobby into an online business or a multinational corporation to launch a new campaign in weeks instead of months, our platform is there to help them win — whatever that means for them.

Our vision is to be the most trusted WordPress technology company in the world. To fulfill that vision, we need your WordPress expertise to help us build compelling solutions for our customers and the WordPress community at large.

Our culture is renowned; we believe it is meaningful to hire the best and ensure that we provide an environment where the best get better. If you are a hard worker with excellent interpersonal skills, great at solving problems, and enjoy working across different time zones and cultures, you may be the engineer that we are looking for!

The day to day.
Be customer inspired and work closely with Product Management, Engineering Management, and business partners to incrementally and frequently deliver positive outcomes through technology
Help build a positive and inclusive community around the software we build; representing yourself and WP Engine well in every interaction
Provide ongoing technical leadership and mentorship to your teammates
Write clean, maintainable code; improve test coverage and build deployment pipelines to safely and rapidly push quality code to production

Your skills and expertise.
Minimum qualifications:
7+ years of writing software using Agile practices to deliver high quality software addressing customer needs
Expert in PHP, JavaScript (or TypeScript) and proficient in CSS.
Experience building frameworks, libraries, or plugins used by other developers
Self starter with natural problem solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, a drive to continuously learn, and an eagerness to tackle big problems even with uncertain requirements
Comfortable working in public; being an inclusive and positive contributor to Open Source Software communities
Dedicated to developing others through teaching, mentoring, and coaching
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The perks and benefits:
Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match
Life and Disability Insurance
Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave
Employee Assistance Program
Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)
One-time $500 Home Office Stipend
Company Wellness Days
Wellness Program
At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​