Lead WordPress/PHP Developer

Linchpin is looking for a Lead PHP Developer to join our team. The engineer will help with both internal and client-facing WordPress projects. Candidates must have an advanced PHP development skillset with experience working on team-based projects. This is an opportunity to lead by example while helping to nurture and develop a culture that believes in self-motivation and growth.

Candidates should possess strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work individually, as well as within a team. Personal responsibility and time management skills are paramount in order for the candidate to be successful in this role.

This is a fully remote position.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Comprehensive PHP knowledge
  • Proven work experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP), and Git.
  • Strong knowledge of modern PHP practices (autoloading, dependency management, OOP, MVC, etc.)
  • Mid to strong JavaScript experience (modern practices, webpack, babel, ES2015+ syntax)
  • Ability to code WordPress plugins and themes utilizing WordPress and industry best practices.
  • Understanding of security best practices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop new features, plugins, and advanced theme components within WordPress.
  • Develop tools for internal use by Linchpin.
  • Understand and implement security measures and understand WordPress security best practices.
  • Ability to plan, conceptualize, and deliver projects (planning, estimating, developing, collaborating, testing, and QA) with other team members.
  • Integrate with 3rd party APIs with performance and security in mind.

Bonus Experience

  • CSS preprocessors (Sass or PostCSS)
  • Responsive Frameworks (Foundation, Bulma, etc)
  • React knowledge is fun, but not needed
  • 3rd party APIs
  • AWS or other Cloud Computing platforms
  • Writing and creating tests
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment practices
  • Creating WordPress Blocks

If you feel as though this is the right fit for you please apply with your resume and at least 3 links to work examples, if you can please include an open-sourced project you have contributed to.

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