GLIDE, a values-first digital creative agency based in Austin, Texas is looking for a Senior WordPress Technical Lead. This role is remote and full-time.
ABOUT THE JOB
Are you a talented WordPress developer who wants to step away from the daily grind of the site build process? Are you an experienced WordPress technical (or development) lead wanting to spend less time putting out fires and solving short-term tactical issues and more time innovating and thinking strategically?
We’re not looking for someone to develop websites per se! We’re thankful to have multiple teams of highly skilled front and backend developers. We’re more interested in your abilities to mentor and inspire development teams, architect solutions to our most technical client challenges, and support our project teams with a steady hand and listening ear. We also hope you’ll geek out to attend the latest tech conferences, evaluate new technologies that help innovate our development processes and continuously improve our standards of quality. And yes, occasionally dazzle us with your rockstar coding abilities by solving the uniquely complex technical problems you’d be excited and proud to share with colleagues.
Your expertise in WordPress development, great communication skills, and ability to deliver effective technical solutions based on best-practice, experience and fresh ideas are why you would succeed as Senior WordPress Technical Lead at GLIDE.
Experience architecting and writing your own plugins and frameworks
Portfolio website and/or samples of past work and completed projects
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a similar field is a plus
Advanced knowledge of:
the entire WordPress development process
HTML5 and CSS3 (including frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation)
design-matched front-end experiences (we love beautiful design)
integrating complex third-party APIs including REST and GraphQL
JSON and XML formats (fetching and parsing values)
performance optimization (site speed, Google Page Speed and Core Vitals)
Thorough knowledge of:
crafting modern and well-documented PHP
Custom themes, Gutenberg, Multisite, Woocommerce, Custom post types
Common plug-ins like ACF (advanced custom fields), Gravity Forms and Yoast SEO
Technical SEO best-practices (leveraging Yoast, XML Sitemaps, robots.txt)
Analytics platform integration (using Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager)
Working knowledge of:
WP Engine (including deployment of dev/staging/production environments)
using CSS compilers (LESS or Sass) and build tools like Gulp
Version control and repositories (Git and Bitbucket)
Ecommerce (platforms like Shopify and payment gateways like Stripe)
Server environments (Apache and Nginx) and database languages like SQL
Experience leading and managing development teams
Experience mentoring other development team members
Aspiration to hold senior leadership roles is a plus
We see this role evolving into Director of Technology within 1-2 years. As a growing agency you will have a real opportunity to help shape our future, and the role is only limited by your passion, curiosity and drive for continuous improvement.