WordPress engineer

Full time / part time
Position Status: Open
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The
Basics

These are woven into the DNA of every Buff.

These 3 qualities are highly correlated with to success here.

Humble

Our team knows that we don’t know everything. When you come on board with WP Buffs, we expect you to admit when you make errors, ask when you don’t know the answer and always tell the truth.

Hungry

We want to be the very best technical support partner for any individual, business or organization with a WordPress website. That means going above and beyond for our customers is the norm.

Smart

We’re a talented bunch who all know how to navigate any WordPress dashboard and hosting provider. Diving into technical work, improving internal systems and finding innovative solutions excites you.

Core
Values

Our North Star, practiced and pursued daily.

If self-improvement excites you, you've come to the right place.

Practice radical transparency

You’re unapologetically yourself and honest, maybe to a fault. You give honest and sincere feedback and love when people are honest with you, whether it’s an easy or difficult conversation.

Make decisions and own them

When decisions are made, you are all in. Nothing will keep you from accomplishing your individual and team goals. Furthermore, you make them your personal mission because it’s the right thing to do.

Take customer-focused action

Every decision or action we take as a team has our customers and partners in mind. Our goal is to help them accomplish theirs, so living and dying by our customers’ success is a requirement.

Exceptional results, on-time

We take everything to the next level. Average and late work won’t be tolerated here. If doing big things and racing to the finish line gets you pumped up, you’re in the right place.

Lead by example

Nobody at WP Buffs sits on their high horse and expects others to do the work. We all get our hands dirty and no matter your position, you’ll be instrumental in the work we do.

Always have each others' backs

We’re a family here at WP Buffs and that means creating an environment of trust. Have the backs of your fellow Buffs and they’ll have yours. Together, we’ll win the day. It’s just that easy.

About
You

Being a great fit here is just as much about you as it is us.

Folks with these qualities make great Buffs. Those without them don't.

You've worked remotely

You’ve done remote work before and teamed up with a distributed team.

You're a self-starter

You don’t need permission to get work done. You choose action over inactivity.

You can follow detailed instructions

Much of our work is systematized. Reading and following directions is a strength.

You're friendly

Being polite, smiling and laughing are important parts of your day.

You want to improve

Making yourself a little bit better each and every day is what drives you.

You're self-accountable

You don’t need anybody micromanaging the quality of your work because you are your own hardest critic.

You're responsive

When a teammate hails you on livechat, you always answer. Because good communication is important.

You're trustworthy

You do what you say you will and you’ll work hard to make sure everybody on the team knows that.

You love feedback

You’re comfortable receiving feedback and will use it to fuel your improvement.

You're results-oriented

We measure success with data. You’re always motivated to improve the numbers.

You're helpful

When a teammate needs help with something, you’re the first person to jump in and help out.

You like gifs & emojis

These are pretty big staples of our internal team chat. Yep – we can get pretty goofy.

Perks

With most remote jobs, working remotely is the only plus. Not here.

Yes, you'll be working hard. And that means you'll be well taken care of.

Unlimited vacation

Take time off when you need it. We work very hard but prioritize the health of our employees.

Work remotely

You can work from anywhere as long as you have a strong, secure internet connection.

Travel budget

We all receive funds to travel to WordCamps, conferences or work with fellow Buffs.

Flexible work schedule

As long as you work full hours and it’s done well and on-time, you work when you want.

Gym pass

We pay for gym memberships and fitness classes so you can stay healthy and balanced.

Unlimited books

We pay for any book or audiobook you buy, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.

Equipment & technology budget

We’ll buy you a standing desk, headphones and other tools to help you work better.

Professional development budget

All the Buffs want to level up their skills, so we provide professional development opportunities.

3 months of parental leave

Whether you’re going to be a new mom or dad, take 12 weeks paid time off with your new little one.

Full benefits coverage

Healthcare, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability & life insurance. Buffs outside the US also receive healthcare benefits.

401k

Coming soon. Save for retirement and we’ll match up to 4% so you can feel comfortable with your future.

Coworking space

Want to work in a co-working space? We’ll cover the costs so you can work where you want.

Honeylou De Los Reyes
Honeylou De Los ReyesLead WordPress Engineer
San Pablo City, Phillipines
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Our WordPress engineers understand that growing the business doesn't just stem from new customer and partner acquisition, but expanding existing accounts and upgrading current customers. They're pumped for the challenge of growing WP Buffs by going above and beyond for customers and white-label partners.
Joe Howard
Joe HowardFounder, CEO
Washington, DC, USA
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I'm looking to hire somebody who is technically sound and will be able to have an immediate impact. We won't have to babysit them to make sure they're tracking enough hours or make sure they're asking questions when they don't know the answer. They're the kind of person who chomps at the bit to be successful and won't settle for anything less than fantastic outcomes.
Nick Adams
Nick AdamsCOO
Rochester, New York
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Our new WordPress engineers are over-communicators. It's essential that our 24/7 support team is constantly fighting for lower reply and resolution times. That means working as a team, asking for help and being hyper-focused on good results for customers and white-label partners.

👩‍💻👨‍💻 About the WordPress Engineer position

WP Buffs is the very best 24/7 technical support partner for any individual, business or organization with a WordPress website. Building strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers is our highest priority. We're looking to add A players to our team who are obsessed with making customers and partners happy, being a core member of an ambitious team and a creating a digital world filled with magnificent WordPress websites. If this sounds like you, read on!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make WordPress headache-free for all WP Buffs customers and partners and turn our customers, partners and the entire WordPress space into raving WP Buffs fans!

This job is for accomplished WordPress developers. You don't need to be a senior developer with 20 years of experience, but you do need to know more than just how to make basic changes from the WordPress dashboard.

Advanced languages like JavaScript, React, etc is all good, although not required. Rest assured, we'll fully test and vet your skills during the interview process.

What's most important is we need WordPress developers who can tackle technical challenges and work alongside the rest of the technical team to overcome them.

Required experience

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Page builders (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc)
  • WordPress theme editing & development
  • Fluent and error-free English written communication
  • Ability to work alongside fellow developers to accomplish individual, and more importantly, team goals.

Preferred experience

  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • ManageWP
  • BlogVault
  • WordPress plugin development

If you're confident in your WordPress development skills and can hold your own, you'll fit well into our already talented team!

As a Technical Buff, you are fully responsible for making sure our team achieves the following outcomes.

 

  1. Solve any customer or partner requests that require PHPHTMLCSStheme editing & development or basic WordPress technical knowledge.
  2. Ensure a first response time of less than 2 hours and resolution time of less than 24 hours for all tickets.
  3. Work with the team in the #tickethelp Slack channel and notes our ticketing system to find a solution for any WordPress issue so that no ticket remains unsolved within 24 hours.
  4. Communicate efficiently and simply with customers in fluent and error-free English written communication and resolve all tickets in 3 or fewer replies.
  5. Always work towards 0 tickets left in the desk and 0 tasks in projects.
  6. Be an active participant in the company culture by being present and communicating with the team in Slack throughout the day.

 

If this sounds like your cup of tea, you might be a good fit on our team!

It's not just technical support skills you need to be a Buff. It's the right attitude with which you come to work with every day.

 

  • Practice radical transparency
  • Make decisions and own them
  • Take customer-focused action
  • Deliver exceptional results on-time
  • Double check all work for completeness and correctness
  • Lead by example
  • Always have the backs of other Buffs
  • Work full days during your shift

 

If you're confident you can live and breath these values, you'll be a good fit for our team!

You can read about all the tools we use here at WP Buffs. You may not have to be able to use all of them, but you should already know or be prepared to learn to use any tools required for your position: The SaaS Tools We Use to Run WP Buffs

Salary for this position is completely dependent on your experience, location, technical skills, how well you can help us tackle the outcomes for this position and the competencies you can display as a member of this team. This is something we're happy to discuss once you've gotten further along in the application process.

 

WP Buffs is a revenue-funded business, meaning we have to be selective with our spending. We cannot afford exorbitant salaries like massive, funded companies can. If you're looking for a big payday or a salary commensurate with a $100M+ company, you probably shouldn't apply because you'll be disappointed with our offer from a financial perspective. But if working remotely, joining a fantastic team, working on fun, challenging WordPress problems and coming to a place where you rate of learning will increase exponentially all gets your blood pumping, we'd love you to apply.

At WP Buffs, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. WP Buffs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

 

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

 

While this all sounds good, WP Buffs is run by humans. Sometimes biases are unconscious and hidden. Diversity programs and training might not work as expected. And good intentions are often inadequate. That's why we're always working to improve in this area and welcome an open dialogue. Email us anytime at careers@wpbuffs.com to help us be a better equal opportunity employer.

If you're confident you can excel in this position, follow these instructions!

 

Email us the following answers at careers@wpbuffs.com.

 

Use the subject line: WordPress Engineer: Your Full Name

 

Good luck!

 

  1. Who are you?
  2. What's your favorite post from the WP Buffs blog and why?
  3. What was your last big adventure?
  4. What's your next big adventure?
  5. Where in the world are you?
  6. Did you first find this job posting on wpbuffs.com or an external site? If the latter, which website?
  7. Did someone suggest you should apply for this position? If so, what's that person's name and email address? They'll earn a $1,000 finders fee! 
  8. Do you have availability to work weekends (Sat, Sun) in exchange for working fewer hours during the week (Mon-Fri)? This is not a requirement for the position but it's definitely a plus if you can.
  9. What were your last 3-5 jobs and what kind of development did you perform at each? Do you have any samples of projects you worked on there that we can take a look at? Please describe in detail what you did on those websites, such as design, theme development, plugin development, customization, etc.
  10. What's your preferred hourly rate?
  11. How would you rate your comfort and skills with the following on a scale of: None, Not strong, Strong or Very strong
    • CSS 3
    • CSS Animations
    • Sass
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • React
    • Page builders (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, etc)
    • Gutenberg
    • Hosting
  12. Describe all steps that you would take to complete the following requests in the order in which you would do them. Be specific about any tools that you would use, things that you would check, changes that you would make, code that you would install and additional steps you would take if your first ways of completing the edits are unavailable.
    • "I would like to change the background color of my site header."
    • "I would like to force all logged-out visitors to my site to be redirected to the homepage if they try to visit any other page of the site."
    • "HELP! My site is completely white, everything is gone!"
    • "My site is very slow. Please make it faster."
    • "What is Gutenberg? Do I need it for my website?"

 

Bufftastic!