Senior WordPress Developer

Posted on 23/06/2020 — 4 years ago  |   Full-time

Wholegrain Digital


  • Job #WPHIRE001911

About the role
Wholegrain Digital is a world leader in sustainable web design and development. We are looking for a Senior WordPress Developer who is self-driven, has a high attention to detail and excellent technical capabilities. If this sounds like you, then do get in touch.

This is a full time, semi remote position in an open and relaxed environment. You will be required to attend our London office every Thursday and will split the remainder of your time between working from home, our office at Somerset House in London and meetings at client offices in London.

As a developer, you will be expected to develop bespoke WordPress themes (not a theme modification) and plugins to match the project requirements. In most cases, you would be provided a website designed in Sketch, with a functional specification detailing expected functionality. The end result should be pixel perfect, accessible, responsive, efficient (low carbon emissions), secure, and performant. We also have a number of retainer clients so there will also be varied support and maintenance tasks to carry out.

Does this sound like you?

  • Advanced understanding of WordPress.
  • Highly experienced in PHP, HTML, SCSS and JS development, with considerable experience developing custom WordPress themes and plugins
  • Experience working as part of a development team (minimum 5+ years)
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and logically
  • Solid knowledge of and passion for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), including WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1.
  • Experience with multilingual and multi-site WordPress installs
  • Experience with Version Control systems (Git)
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Experience using build tools (Gulp, webpack, Sass)
  • Experience with automated deployment
  • Experience integrating third-party APIs
  • Understanding of fundamental of DNS configurations, CDNs and SSL

Bonus points for:

  • Experience maintaining build tools
  • Experience with frontend javascript frameworks
  • Developed an open source theme or plugin, or given a talk

Are you the right sort of person?

We are looking for someone who has the above skills to do the job, but perhaps more importantly, we are looking for someone who has the right attitude and who shares our vision to create a sustainable business and to help green the web.

You will:

  • Be a proactive communicator
  • Have the ability to communicate without jargon
  • Instinctively look to always help those around you
  • Be a confident facilitator, able to lead a group to conclusions without ego or personal bias
  • Enjoy variety and have the ability to switch
  • Always strive to make things better
  • Have an eagerness to learn
  • Believe in the importance of standardisation and processes
  • Have the ability to understand business requirements of Wholegrain and our clients
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, with high attention to detail
  • Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Be naturally honest and dependable


  • Flexible working
  • Rewards for using renewable energy at home
  • Team Days
  • Climate perks
  • Birthdays off
  • Perks through work scheme
  • Paid travelling for WordPress events in Europe
  • Discounts and invitations to events and facilities at Somerset House

How To Apply:
You can apply here. We get a lot of good looking CV’s so please send us a copy of your CV, a cover letter and samples of your code.

Recruitment agencies – please don’t contact us.

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