Full Stack Developer (PHP& WordPress)

Location
Rest of Europe
Salary
€ATTRACTIVE
Contact
Jordan Doughty
Job Ref
960118
  • 3+ years working in frontend development
  • 2+ years experience in WordPress development, and PHP
  • Opportunity to work in Malta, Barcelona or Remote.
Forming part of one of the agile teams, the Full Stack PHP WordPress  Developer  owns  the challenge of building and maintaining modern, innovative and high-performance websites which delight the end users.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with a small, cross-functional agile team, actively participating and contributing to agile events as appropriate
  • Support product discovery through implementation of prototypes and similar techniques for fast, inexpensive learning
  • Support product delivery by building, testing, and releasing production quality WordPress websites utilizing best engineering practices
  • Implement and maintain front-end designs in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related frameworks and technologies as necessary, and which are faithful to designs provided in Zeplin or similar tools
  • Write  simple,  clean  and  secure  PHP  code,  as  well  as  efficient  SQL  queries,  with  a  focus  on minimizing technical debt and complexity
  • Implement unit tests and other automated tests as appropriate.
  • Refactor, optimize and improve existing code for better maintainability and scalability, and to reduce technical debt in general
  • Develop and maintain clear and complete documentation
  • Test  own work  with  a  view  to minimal work  items  being  returned for  defects  to be fixed,  while working closely with QA to ensure that any defects are promptly resolved
  • Provide operational support for applications and websites when so required
  • Troubleshoot, identify root causes of, and remediate complex technical issues
 
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Has a passion for quality, and knowledge of what it takes to ship high quality code
  • Dedicated to speed of delivery without compromising quality
  • Equally comfortable developing both Backend and Frontend
  • Knowledge of Git or Git-based code repository systems
  • 3+ years previous experience in front-end/web development with HTML, CSS/SASS, JavaScript, React and Bootstrap, are a must
  • 2+ years previous experience in WordPress development with PHP, including WordPress theme and plugin development, creation of shortcodes, custom post types, and utilization of action hooks and filter hooks, are a must; experience building custom Gutenberg blocks would be awesome
  • Able to write complex and performant SQL queries; experience on MySQL preferred
  • Comfortable both consuming and implementing RESTful APIs in PHP
  • Knowledge of PHP template engines such as Twig, Mustache or Blade (preferred)
  • Experience or knowledge in any of the following would be an asset: Node.js, Webpack, Composer, Yarn, WP-CLI; experience with Sage and Bedrock by Roots.io would be awesome
  • Able to optimize websites for high scores on Google PageSpeed Insights and Google Lighthouse
  • Demonstrates a mindset of “quality is everyone’s responsibility”, with experience writing unit tests in PHPUnit, as well as JavaScript test frameworks such as Mocha, Chai, Jest, Jasmine or similar
  • Experience troubleshooting complex production issues
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