WordPress Engineer

Remote from
Anywhere 🌎
Job function
Engineering
Job type
Contract,
Job posted
Apply before
16 Jun 2023
Industry
Information Technology & Services

About Modern Tribe

Building a braver, brighter, better connected world.

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. As a hybrid workspace ranging from distributed contractors to traditional employees, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of our global team.

We come from all walks of life. We are small business owners. We are tattoo aficionados and 80’s movie buffs and ex-pats. We are homeschool teachers. We are single parents. We are musicians, college drop-outs, and entrepreneurs. We are travelers, feminists, runners, volunteers, and makers. We are a Modern Tribe.

Everyday we strive to fulfill our motto: live well and do good work. We hope you will consider joining us.

Responsibilities

As a WordPress Engineer 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

Location

Work from anywhere in North, Central or South America. If your timezone is outside of US business hours but you work at least 4+ hours of overlap each day, let’s chat. You must be fluent in English. You just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.

Compensation

Pay range for this role is $40-$65/hour. This is a freelance contract role 10-20 hours per week. We are always seeking longer relationships with exceptional people. At this time we are unable to work with freelancers who are not already freelancing full time or looking to work additional hours on top of a 40 hour work week.

Perks

We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us.

Who We Are

Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

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FAQ

What position is Modern Tribe hiring for?

Modern Tribe is hiring a remote WordPress Engineer from Anywhere 🌎

What type of employment does Modern Tribe offer?

This is a Contract role.