Senior WordPress Backend Developer - Remote | Modern Tribe | FreshGigs.ca | 27/12/16
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Senior WordPress Backend Developer Freelance

Location: Remote
Company Name: Modern Tribe ()
Category: Web Design / Development

Modern Tribe, the company behind The Events Calendar, 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? We want to meet you!

The 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!

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 deliver on time, on budget and on scope
  • Architect and develop broadly compatible new products, features, and bug fixes with consideration for accessibility, performance, and multilingual installations
  • 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

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 JS application frameworks
  • Experience with server technologies like Redis or ElasticSearch
  • Remote work experience

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

Pay range is between $35-$50 US per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. The gig is about 15-20 hours per week of work. This is a one time contract position, though we are always seeking longer relationships with kick-ass people.

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