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WordPress Engineer

Kanopi Studios


2 weeks ago

Job type: Contract

Remote (North America Only)

Hiring from: North America Only

Category: Software Development


ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Kanopi Studios is a Design, Development & Support Agency with a fully distributed team of 45+ people who are experts in Drupal & WordPress.

Our clients have a mission; we design, build and support websites that help their mission thrive.

But we want our employees to thrive as well. Because our team members do great work for great clients, Kanopi works hard to support them in their career as they continue to create a better web.

Kanopi strives to be a place where clients and employees alike feel connected, supported, empowered, and delighted by the day-to-day operations. We believe that treating people well creates long-lasting relationships and positive outcomes.

And it works: staff retention is 95%, and 95% of our business comes from word of mouth and referrals.

As a result, our business continues to grow, and so must our team. We’re excited to announce this opportunity to join our team as a Contract WordPress Engineer.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

As a Contract WordPress Engineer your projects include working closely with project managers and technical leads; responding to support tickets, running updates and doing site configuration; creating and maintaining custom themes, plugins, and documentation; and being a resource for our team. You will be developing and maintaining sites while keeping yourself accountable to schedules, estimates, project requirements, and high standards of quality. This position is fast-paced, deals with shifting priorities, and reports to Shane Robinson, Engineering Manager.

Your typical work week might include:

  • Building and supporting a wide variety of WordPress sites.
  • Answering technical questions from others on the team.
  • Writing custom themes and plugins.
  • Working with git to commit your code regularly.
  • Communicating regularly with your team about task estimates and progress and identifying potential problems.
  • Using documented user stories, technical requirements, data models, and process flows in your development work.
  • Problem-solving, collaborating, and asking questions proactively.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of WordPress development experience or the equivalent.
  • Experience working within an agency environment and with remote teams.
  • Experience identifying and surfacing potential project issues.
  • Passion for the web and open source development.
  • Inclusive, supportive, and thoughtful interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with modern development tools and methods such as atomic and responsive design, gitflow, container-based environments, task runners, CSS preprocessors, IDEs, and CI/CD platforms
  • Awareness of performance, security, and unix server administration.
  • Exposure to a variety of project management styles (waterfall, agile, scrum)
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related experience.

At Kanopi, we believe a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and voices make for a better workplace. We strongly and enthusiastically encourage people of color, individuals who identify within and beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women, and people with disabilities to apply.

 
ABOUT THE COMPENSATION & WORK REQUIREMENTS

This is a contract position. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Not to worry. The pay is competitive and what you’d expect for this role. This is a 100% remote role, but you must live and be able to work in North America.

 
NOW, WHAT?

If you think this post was written just for you, here’s what to do next:

  1. Submit your resume.
  2. Send us a cover letter, including your answer to the question below.

Now… About that cover letter… This is VERY important!

Please include all of the typical reasons why you’d be an outstanding candidate for this position, plus answer this question: What is your favorite piece of technology?

Our screening process takes a bit of time, because we like to ensure that you are the perfect fit for us, and we are the perfect fit for you! After we’ve taken a look at your application, we will send you a series of questions that will help us get to know you better. From there, you will engage in several interviews with members of our team, and a skills assessment or two in order to take a look at how you do the things you do! Some candidates may even do a mini-project, depending on the role you are interviewing for. We’ll be happy to explain a bit more once we’re in the interview stage.

Please note - we try to make an effort to contact every applicant to let you know the status of your application, but we are human, so if you don’t hear from us, drop us a line!

 

Benefits

Fully Remote: Work where and when you do your best. It’s about feeling connected to others, having a flexible schedule and staying healthy.

Top Talent: Since we are not limited by walls, our ability to hire the best is limitless. Collaborate, learn and surround yourself with a strongly skilled and diverse team.

Travel: Love to see the world? So do we. Just find a place with good wifi, get connected and make great work happen!

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by Kanopi Studios in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

No agencies, recruiters or overseas applicants.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: North America Only.

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