Full Stack WordPress Developer

Posted on 13/06/2023 — 9 months ago  |   Full-time

Zen Projects

United Kingdom

  • Job #WPHIRE002266

About Zen Projects

Zen Projects, started in 2008, is a full-service development and design agency focused on helping our clients make their projects a reality. We’re a small fully-remote team of dedicated individuals passionate about what we do.

We aim to make the development process as stress-free as possible, for both our clients and our team, by working in collaboration with them every step of the way.

We have a strong emphasis on planning and project management which guarantees success even on the most complex and challenging projects.

Job Overview

As part of our development services, we specialize in custom WordPress solutions for our clients, as well as our internal themes and plugins, both open-source and commercial. We are seeking an experienced and passionate Full-Stack WordPress Developer to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both front-end and back-end development, a deep understanding of WordPress, a love for creating innovative and user-friendly websites, building custom plugins or expanding existing ones, building custom themes, and a passion for open-source technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop custom WordPress themes and plugins to meet client specifications, ensuring responsive design and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Collaborate with account managers, project managers, designers, and other developers to create innovative and user-friendly websites, following best practices and industry standards.
  • Maintain and optimize existing WordPress websites, resolving issues, updating plugins and themes, and implementing new features as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of our internal WordPress plugins and themes, as well as our open-source projects.
  • Stay up-to-date with WordPress developments, trends, and technologies, incorporating new techniques and tools into your workflow.
  • Participate in code reviews, providing and receiving constructive feedback to ensure high-quality code and adherence to coding standards.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and team members, providing regular updates on project status and addressing any questions or concerns.
  • Assist in the development of project documentation, including technical specifications, user guides, and release notes.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to clients, troubleshooting and resolving issues as needed.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in full-stack web development, primarily focusing on WordPress.
  • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP, with experience using front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation.
  • Strong understanding of the WordPress ecosystem, including custom theme and plugin development, and familiarity with the WordPress REST API.
  • A complete understanding and experience with using and customizing/extending the most popular WordPress plugins and themes, as well as page builders such as Elementor & Divi, and building sites utilizing Gutenberg via custom blocks.
  • Demonstrable personal GitHub projects related to WordPress, showcasing your passion and expertise in the platform.
  • Experience with version control systems, such as Git (Github) and other development tools.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly and effectively address challenges and find solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with clients.
  • A passion for open-source technologies and a commitment to staying current with industry trends and best practices.

Benefits

  • Competitive pay with room to grow
  • A fully-remote position with a great team and a positive working environment
  • All national US Holidays paid time off

Additional Benefits (after 3 months):

  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • 5 paid personal days
  • Technical stipend for necessary equipment

Additional Details

There is no set schedule for this position, we’ll work with you to determine your working hours depending on your location. Only a small overlap is needed in schedules for communication with the project management team.

Zen Projects asks respectfully to only apply through the application form and not email/apply to them directly. Recruiters and Agencies please do not contact Zen Projects directly.

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