SkyVerge is looking for a full-time WordPress engineer to join us either on location in Boston, MA, or as a remote member of our team. You’ll be responsible for contributing to projects that currently power over a quarter of a million online stores, building new products, and making sure that the ones we already offer stay golden.
Here are some major responsibilities and benefits for this position:
Sound great so far? Keep reading!
This position will primarily involve development for WooCommerce, which is the largest eCommerce platform (not just within WordPress) and powers 13% of all eCommerce stores. While familiarity with WooCommerce is a huge plus, experience with WordPress and extensive knowledge of its architecture (actions/filters, WPDB, WP_Query, etc) is a hard requirement – we know you’ll love learning WooCommerce from the ground-up, or will be excited to level up your existing knowledge as needed.
Our WooCommerce plugins usually involve our entire development team with one engineer as project lead. You’ll be involved in reviewing, maintaining, and building plugins from collaborative spec.
We have other projects that use Ruby and other languages, so familiarity with these is a plus. If not, are you excited to learn about them? That’s great, too – it’s important to us that you want to learn new stacks, as what we all know now will be outdated soon anyway. We plan on being around for a lot longer, and professional growth is imperative to that goal.
Our team stays in touch primarily via HipChat, IRC, and Skype, and availability for 1-2 team trips per year is necessary. We also use HelpScout, Trello, and GitHub extensively, so familiarity with any of these is helpful, but not required.
This is a full-time position, but hours are flexible – we know your work will speak for itself with commits, issues closed, and wiki edits. However, fit with our team and culture is important, especially as we begin to grow. Following an interview, we’ll ask for a quick sample project for which you’ll be paid as a contractor. If we both think the project went well, our employees go through a 60-day ‘bootcamp’ as a 1099-employee before being “made” as a salaried employee. This lets us both make sure that we’re an ideal match; otherwise we can each say, “No thanks,” and move on to different projects.
Here are some benefits we’re excited to offer to our team members:
3 weeks paid vacation time per year to make sure you get to unplug Health and dental insurance for US residents, their spouses or domestic partners, and children We’re happy to offer reimbursement for hardware or software you’ll need as part of your job, as well as for professional growth experiences (such as conferences or books). The desire to learn and improve is imperative for our business survival, and we’re looking for team members that are excited about growth opportunities. We offer performance-based incentives in addition to your yearly salary for meeting both personal and company goals.
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