WordPress Engineer @ Postlight - New York, NY

Job Overview

2 months ago

WordPress Engineer

Postlight - New York, NY

We're a community of designers, engineers, and product managers who are passionate about building quality software. Our environment is collaborative and relaxed, and as a result we build products that are well considered and well architected.


We're hiring talented engineers with a focus on WordPress, PHP, and other adjacent CMS technology. At Postlight, we work with some of the largest media and content brands in the world. From Vice News to Air Mail, we focus on products that make an impact and have a wide audience. WordPress is an important part of our toolset. We’ve even had Matt Mullenweg on our podcast!


Our WordPress engineers work hand-in-hand with the rest of our engineering team, and aren’t siloed into WordPress-specific work. You’ll have the opportunity to work with React, other backend technologies, and platforms that are multi-faceted beyond just WordPress. Postlight maintains the Headless WP Starter kit, an open-source toolkit for engineers who want to build out headless WordPress sites paired with React and Next.js. We also keep a close eye on the CMS ecosystem with our Awesome CMS list.

Interested?

Below are our requirements for our WordPress-focused engineering role at Postlight.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience working with WordPress and PHP
  • A good understanding of the web platform: CSS, JavaScript, and Web APIs
  • A good understanding of WordPress plugins and experience authoring plugins
  • A good understanding of WordPress deployment options and experience maintaining production WordPress deployments
  • A good understanding of the WordPress editing experience and adapting it to project needs

Nice to Have

  • Experience working with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js, Angular, or Svelte
  • A good understanding of core WordPress features and plugins that support API development, such as the REST API and the GraphQL API plugin
  • Experience working with other backend programming languages such as Node.js, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience working with other CMS platforms such as Drupal, Contentful, Craft CMS, Strapi, or others

Whether working on site or remotely, your communication skills will be as important as your technical ones. Collaborating across time zones requires constant, clear communication and coordination, via Slack, GitHub comments, documents, and frequent video conferences. Postlight is headquartered in New York City, but a third of our team works remotely. We know how to keep everyone on the same page, and so should you.


Your skill set will grow at Postlight. You will join a team excited about the problems they solve and the tools they use to solve them. We keep pace with the industry, and are active participants in the open-source world. You will find yourself regularly growing in your career, using new tools and frameworks to solve new kinds of problems—with support from management and mentors.

Postlight is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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