WP Media is hiring a

WordPress Developer - Remote

Lyon, France

Are you a developer that loves building performant, secure, and scalable WordPress solutions? Do you like to document your processes and keep your codebase clean? Do you have a knack for teamwork with people from different backgrounds and skills?

If you answered yes to these questions, we are sure this position will sound super exciting to you. 🤩

We are looking for a friendly person in love with back-end and web performance, building user experiences that deliver impact and value, to take care of our WordPress websites for WP Media. 🚀

Keep reading for more details! 📝

Become Our New WordPress Developer!

In your job as a WordPress Developer, your primary focus will be maintaining and continuously improving WP Media WordPress websites, including wp-rocket.me, imagify.io, rocketcdn.me and wp-media.me.

WP Media is the French company behind successful WordPress plugins like WP Rocket and Imagify. WP Rocket is the premium caching plugin for WordPress used by +2,600,000 websites and +250,000 customers worldwide. Our plugin makes sites go at the speed of light in just a few clicks. Imagify is our free image optimization service, including a free WordPress plugin: we have already optimized more than 7,000,000,000 images! 😲

You will join our Development team, which is spread across multiple countries and continent. To facilitate this international teamwork, we would prefer you to live in a time zone between UTC+2 to UTC-7. We are so curious to know which new country will be added to our distributed team map! 🌍

In this role, you will report to our CPO, you will work closely with our Development, Product, and Marketing team.

What You Will Be Doing:

Here is a list describing the tasks involved in this position (do you happen to like making lists? So do we!):

  • You will maintain and continuously improve our high-traffic WordPress websites.
  • By working closely with our CPO and the rest of the Development team, you will seek opportunities to make our websites run faster, be easier to maintain, and be more reliable, robust, and scalable. The team will help you to prioritize each solution; then, you will develop and deploy them.
  • You will be a key asset for our Product and Marketing teams: you will take care of developing and deploying custom variations of new landing pages and ensure we have the tools and data needed to analyze traffic and conversions.
  • Cross-functional work will be your daily bread: you will identify new features and interfaces that make our jobs easier and improve our customers’ experiences. Then you will build and deploy each solution.
  • As part of the Development team, you will collaboratively contribute to our code libraries, code reviews, process improvements, and technical decisions.
  • Finally you will be also able to contribute to our WordPress products (WP Rocket, Imagify & RocketCDN)

During this journey, you will get cross-training and growth opportunities by working with your fellow Dev teammates on internal projects and product development.

What Do You Need To Excel at This Job:

Being Yourself.

The WP Media team is diverse and composed of people from all over the world. Respect, collaboration, and inclusivity are some of our core values (more on this below). Every day of work is an exciting opportunity to get in touch with fantastic people who will enrich your cultural and professional background.

Proficient knowledge of English.

Empathetic and collaborative communication is key: you are comfortable writing, speaking, and listening in English with technical and non-technical teammates.

Passion and humbleness.

You are a skilled, passionate, and humble developer who is friendly, collaborative, and supportive. Solving problems and building solutions that help people are the values that make your work special and rewarding.

Considering how your work impacts others.

Your code is a pleasure to use, read, and understand. When working in the codebase, you leave things better than when you found them. You value personal growth and constructive feedback. People feel good around you because you love sharing what you know while continuously improving yourself, remaining thoughtful and flexible in your approach.

Solid PHP expertise.

You will bring proven experience in building, improving, and maintaining PHP solutions. You develop using modern PHP (for example, OOP, Composer, or PSR’s) but also know when to use procedural.

Know WordPress and WooCommerce.

You will bring experience building and maintaining custom WordPress and WooCommerce solutions that keep high-traffic websites safe, secure, and available.
You know how to create a WordPress theme from scratch and custom plugins.

Know Front-End Integration

You know how to integrate a performant, accessible and cross-browser responsive design from scratch.
You have experienced with Gutenberg.

Do you want to know a few other things we appreciate about our candidates (but that are not essential)?

  • Interested in quality and performance.

You have experience with automated testing, and you think code should comply with PHPCS and WPCS. You have the knowledge and/or experience with server technologies like Redis. You know how to profile, benchmark, and monitor performance using tools like New Relic, Blackfire, Query Monitor, or others.

  • Previous freelance or remote job experience.

Slack will be your virtual office, where all the life of the company takes place.

  • Knowing the basics of web performance.

We will train you for this, and we will always have your back, don't worry! But if you already have experience with web performance optimization, let us know. 😉

  • The involvement in the WordPress community.

We support our teammates to attend and/or speak at WordCamps, and to volunteer within the community.

  • Love for cats or Corgis! 😸🐶

What would our working days be without our four-legged friends?

What Else You Should Know About Our Company: WP Media

Founded in 2014 in the beautiful Lyon, France, WP Media is an equal opportunity employer with a distributed team of +30 teammates living around the world.

Do We Share the Same Values?

Mutual respect, collaboration, and inclusivity.

These are the fundamental values that support our life as a team.

Healthy balance between work and private life.

We encourage our employees to enjoy their family and their hobbies with flexible working hours and minimum vacation policy (you should take a minimum of 5 weeks per year: really, we don’t count them!).

We care about the work you do, not about the hours you sit at your desk.

You can organize your working day with flexible working hours. There are no time cards to stamp, just customers to make happy and friendly teammates to work with!

Transparent culture.

We have a public salary grid. Once a year, when the company does well, we share our profits with the team in the form of bonuses.

We like to see each other in person whenever possible.

Every year, we organize a trip with the whole team and spend a week of coworking and fun activities together.

To give you an idea, so far we have traveled to Spain, Portugal, and Mexico:

Now that we've told you so much about us, it's your turn. 😉

Let us know why you would like to become our WordPress Developer and why you think you are the person we are looking for.

We can’t wait to receive your application! 🌟

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