Senior Staff WordPress Engineer (Remote AMER)

 8 months ago

Headquarters: Australia

XWP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. We’re proud of the high levels of inclusion that our distributed team reports and we work hard to support each individual doing their best work together at XWP.

The Senior Staff Engineer is responsible for leading our technical vision across complex and large-scale projects and ensuring the code delivered is accurate and of substantial quality. They also take on the role of tech lead for some of our most complex and challenging projects.

Who You Are

  • You are an enthusiastic WordPress advocate

  • You are fueled by a balanced blend of humility and confidence

  • You appreciate order and efficiency but have an action-oriented approach

  • You have an appetite for learning and self-development

  • You value autonomy and have the self-management skills to operate dependably in a fully remote role

  • You have a keen eye for details, even the small ones

  • You strongly resonate with XWP’s values of giving, mastery, and teamwork

What You’ve Done

  • You’ve led the technical direction of small to medium scale WordPress projects

  • You have experience leading teams of 2-5 engineers

  • You’ve actively participated in mentoring and guiding less experienced developers to follow best practices through code reviews

  • You’ve built complex custom WordPress plugins from scratch

  • You’ve worked extensively with PHP, WordPress, React, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

What You’ll Do at XWP

Be An Engaged Team Member

  • Deliver praise and constructive feedback across the organization and work to foster a culture of seeking out feedback and using it as a tool for growth

  • Demonstrate the cultural value of effective communication: Identifying the audience and listening to understand

  • Foster a culture of documentation and knowledge sharing, where people are encouraged to share in a respectful manner

Lead medium and large scale projects

  • Create a positive work environment where other developers learn from your leadership and expertise
  • Act as engineering lead, providing the technical architecture, on at one or two projects concurrently
  • Lead estimations for all tickets in the backlog and participate in Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Sprint Review Meetings
  • Lead code reviews, mentor and give feedback to other developers working on projects

Write Secure, Performant, Scalable Code

  • Develop custom WordPress plugins for use at enterprise scale
  • Create custom React-based Gutenberg Blocks
  • Utilize WordPress technologies like WP-CLI and the WP-REST-API
  • Use package management and build tools as part of CI/CD workflows
  • Implement WordPress, PHP, Javascript and CSS best practices across projects
  • Debug across a wide range of browsers and devices

Strategic impact

  • Support teams in their understanding of our organization and the client’s strategies and how they apply to their project

  • Help to define technical strategy and tooling and support the implementation across teams

  • Support the simplification of project technical designs across several teams

What Success Looks Like

  • Proposed deliverables and solutions are completed on time and on budget across teams

  • Successful mentoring of less experienced engineers

  • Collaborative and effective communication across global time zones and cultures

  • Proactive approach to learning, growth, and sharing

  • Having the trust and confidence of your teammates

  • Leading by example and treating others with respect

Payscale & Benefits

  • Trust and support from your colleagues (we look out for each other and work together towards our shared goals and vision)

  • The rewards of a highly collaborative culture (we’re a team, not a working group)

  • Remote work done right! High levels of flexibility, skip the commute, time to invest in family, caregiving, and interests outside of work

  • The chance to play an important part in helping XWP achieve its full potential and make a meaningful difference for our clients, team members and the open web

  • An expected salary range of USD $100,000 to $135,000 or contractor rates of $55-$75/hr

  • Unleash+ allowance of $2,500 per year to enrich your life, and other benefits

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