Lead WordPress Developer

Macedonia / Nigeria

What is the project and why should you care?

We sit at the table with the world leaders in lead generation. We earned that seat by developing practices and processes that make us a little different from the average company.

Our team of website wizards focus on the iGaming and financial services industries, and we own some of the biggest brands in those niches. We’ve been around since 2008.

Forming part of our technology leadership team, the mission for this role is to give our WordPress developers all the support they need to perform to their best, driving technical decisions and approaches, best agile and engineering practices, relentless improvement to deliver better and faster, and ultimately delight our end users.

The candidate we’re looking for will be able to understand and apply our core company values of trust, transparency, accountability and growth mindset. These values are at the heart of everything we do, are vital for all roles and applicants must show how they have applied at least some of these attributes in their previous employment.

Location – Macedonia, Nigeria

You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

WordPress Architecture:

  • At least 5 years’ experience with WordPress, creating custom themes and plugins.
  • Experience with using native WordPress API to create setting pages, custom fields, shortcodes and Gutenberg blocks.
  • Experience managing multisite implementations.

Software Development:

Backend

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming, and best practices, in PHP including debugging and profiling techniques.
  • Comfortable both consuming and implementing RESTful APIs in PHP.
  • Familiar with most common security issues
  • Extensive knowledge of WordPress action and filter hooks and lifecycle page requests.
  • Experience creating native Gutenberg blocks (not with ACF or other framework)
  • Cooperate with and assist other Software Developers, QA and DevOps Teams in reproducing, investigating and resolving defects which manifest themselves in production.

Frontend

  • ES6 experience is a must.
  • Knowledge of SCSS and webpack.
  • Able to optimize websites for high scores on Google PageSpeed Insights and Google Lighthouse.

People Management:

  • Experience leading a team of developers.
  • Willing to show initiation to help Product Manager run sprint planning
  • Can manage technical debt workload distribution
  • Experience coaching less skilled developers

Other Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Motivated with a collaborative and growth mindset
  • Committed to a culture of growth, trust, transparency and accountability
  • Well organized with superb attention to detail
  • 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
  • Team leadership skills that focus on inspiration and influence.
  • Knowledge of Git or Git-based code repository systems
  • Experience troubleshooting complex production issues.
  • The candidate must embrace and promote our core values of trust, transparency, accountability and growth mindset

Here are all the things you’ll get to do on the project:

  • Owns the WordPress architecture underpinning many of our websites.
  • Acts as a design authority for the WordPress architecture through the entire lifecycle, driving technical decisions in collaboration with other developers and peer technology leaders.
  • Liaises with Product Owners and other stakeholders, negotiating requirements and outlining proposals for new system behaviour, including benefits, limitations and risks, as well as mitigations for the latter.
  • Ensures that technical decisions related to our WordPress sites are aligned with the requirements of the business.
  • Leads the developers working on our WordPress websites, handling people management responsibilities such as recruitment for the teams, holding regular 1-1’s with individual team members, providing continuous performance feedback, and enabling team and individual growth from onboarding to ongoing learning and development. 

The perks of being a Symphonian

Workation
Laptop as a gift
Symphony Academy
Medical insurance
NEO Program
Loyalty Program
Team Buildings
20 days of vacation
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What is Symphony Solutions?

Symphony Solutions is a Cloud Transformation company headquartered in Amsterdam that operates across seven offices and worldwide. We develop solutions in Healthcare, Betting and Gaming, Logistics, Marketing, Retail, Banking and Finance, IT, and other.

13 years

on the market

7 offices

in 6 locations

Virtual office

Symphony Anywhere

Why Symphony Solutions could be
a good choice for you:

We are Anywhere. Symphony Anywhere virtual office discovers talent worldwide! With a hybrid model of work and Workation, choose when and where to work, while we provide the tools.

We are experts. Meet and work with top industry leaders in iGaming, Cloud, Agile, and more. We focus on building rapport, bringing forth our expertise, and delivering value to clients.

We disrupt. We embrace the future and contribute to it. In our diverse pool of projects, we work with visionaries that strive to disrupt the market and create solutions with impact.

We are a community. Symphonians build up the foundation for our core beliefs and values, committed and dedicated to the cause, they have passion and drive that embraces and lifts you up.

We learn. Symphony Solutions creates an environment for you to thrive and grow as an expert. We provide opportunities for your professional growth with Symphony Academy and more.

We are Agile! Symphony Solutions is all about Agile, and we mean it! We bring the Agile philosophy to every aspect of our work and set our clients on their Agile transformation journey.

So, you have applied. What’s next?

—  Oleg Chekan / Head of Pre-Sale / Service Delivery Manager
Relax, ask Yourself what is important for You and what You like. Try to combine all of the above, and then You have Your answer.
— Oleg Chekan / Head of Pre-Sale / Service Delivery Manager
—  Sanja Jovanovikj / Web Developer
Symphony is more than a company, it is a family, way of life, way of working. Nobody cares more for their employees than Symphony does.
— Sanja Jovanovikj / Web Developer
—  Oleksandr Hrechnikov / Lead React Software Engineer / Tech Lead
Enthusiasm is mighty, and shared team enthusiasm is much more powerful. And doing things with passion always results in outstanding achievements.
— Oleksandr Hrechnikov / Lead React Software Engineer / Tech Lead
—  Martin Kubelka / QA Engineer
I enjoy the team work and the sense of ownership that each and every member of our team has. At the same time, people are really cooperative and we constantly challenge ourselves.
— Martin Kubelka / QA Engineer
—  Oksana Yaroshko / Service Delivery Manager
I’m lucky to be surrounded by the best inspirers, teachers and friends. I’m always impressed with how my colleagues grow, open up and find their own way in this journey.
— Oksana Yaroshko / Service Delivery Manager
—  Slawomir Umpirowicz / Business Analyst
What I like the most is the focus on Agile-based methodologies. It is not just a declaration or a theory. It is a daily practice in Symphony.
— Slawomir Umpirowicz / Business Analyst
—  Filip Kudron / QA Engineer
The only thing that surprised and keeps surprising me is how friendly all the people I’ve met in Symphony are. In every project I joined, we had a great team!
— Filip Kudron / QA Engineer

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