27 days ago

WordPress Backend Developer at Modern Tribe

66% 10 - 15 hours / week Worldwide (Remote) $45 - $55 / hour
Flexible working hours

Modern Tribe, is looking for a Backend Developer with solid PHP and WordPress experience to join our agency team. Are you a dependable and competent developer with strong communication skills? Are you a quick learner that likes to solve complex problems using WordPress and OOP techniques? We want to meet you!

The Backend developer gig at Modern Tribe will offer you the opportunity to become a core member within our tribe. You will be collaborating with 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 WordPress Backend Developer at Modern Tribe, some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • Collaborate with the project strategist and senior backend developers to articulate the best technological solution for the problem at hand
  • Analyze user story acceptance criteria to ensure technical feasibility and point out potential issues
  • Manage yourself to make sure you 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
  • Code review the work of other developers
  • Improve our internal tools, libraries and standards
  • Actively participate in discipline and scrum meetings
  • Work with your project team to diagnose and resolve backend bugs and support requests

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

  • 5+ years experience working as a backend web developer on production sites
  • 3+ years experience working on WordPress sites
  • Experience implementing complex WordPress solutions
  • Familiar with modern PHP (for example: OOP, PHP 7, Composer, PSR’s, Laravel, or Symfony)
  • Ability to work remotely with little-to-no supervision is a must
  • Excellent understanding of OOP and better practices
  • Experience writing code with a focus on security and performance
  • Experience working with at least one automated testing framework
  • Demonstrated experience developing on the WordPress platform (for example, one or more of: Solid experience with WordPress methods and development patterns, handling data securely within WordPress, plugin development, or leveraging the REST API)
  • Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle (i.e. seeing a project through from spec to completion)
  • Experience working in an agency and/or as a contractor

Bonus Points

  • Experience with continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines
  • Experience working with at least one automated testing framework
  • Experience with WPML
  • Experience with server technologies like Redis or ElasticSearch