What would you do in this role?
We live and breathe online, so we are constantly stepping up our site game. With your broad experience, you have solid, hands-on work experience building beautiful, fast, and functional websites, and you enjoy thinking outside the box and collaborating with those around you.
But what does this role actually do?
- Develop Wordpress plugins that support our network and business goals.
- Work with and manage outside contractors to maintain and grow our site.
- Proactively find and implement opportunities to optimize our site.
What do you need to apply?
- Highly skilled, detail-oriented PHP Developer well-versed in modern best practices such as TDD.
- Deep experience with writing code for WordPress as a CMS
- Knowledge of core actions & filters, the WordPress REST API, and how to create plugins using OOP.
- Experience working with SaaS/RESTful API’s.
- Comfortable blurring the line between traditional back-end and front-end development, often integrating PHP with client-side frameworks and Ajax.
- Good instinct for choosing tools that are appropriate for solving problem and not because of tech fashion trends (although we do like to stay innovative!).
- Familiarity with The Motley Fool’s mission, purpose, and ethos.
It’s even better if you have…
- A history of work on a large development project where you collaborated with other developers, designers, and product owners.
- Familiarity and some level of experience with front-end frameworks such as React, Vue.js, or Angular.
- Curiosity and a love of learning: Whether it’s the latest technology, how the Foolish business operates, or investing, you have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. And you love to share that knowledge with your fellow Fools!
- Familiarity and experience with other programming languages besides PHP — we don’t mind which — so long as you learned that language’s rules, syntax, and design patterns, making you a well-rounded developer.
- Good communication skills.
- Even better documentation chops.
- A sense of humor.
Not required, but great if you have…
- Experience working in a publishing company or financial services company.
- Working knowledge of WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg editor.
- Examples of open source projects you have started or contributed to.
- E-commerce experience: writing code or utilizing systems for processing online payments, either in or outside of WordPress.
- Experience as an investor. And a self-managed 401(k) totally counts!