Software Engineer - Front-end at WP Engine

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About the company

WP Engine powers digital experiences for over 150,000 customers in 140 countries. Over 5% of all internet traffic visits a WP Engine site each day! Combined with Flywheel we are the largest WordPress hosting platform in the world and we are leading the digital transformation for businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries.

We are crafting new technologies to enable a new generation of websites, powered by WordPress as a CMS, and improving modern tools like React and Node.js on the front-end. This new platform will empower content producers and developers to build sites that are faster, more dynamic, and more secure than ever before.

We believe our culture is meaningful. We are Customer Inspired and seek to hire the best and ensure that we provide an environment where the best get better. We are a company that is Built for Growth, so if you are phenomenal at solving sophisticated problems, have excellent collaborative skills, and enjoy working across different approaches and cultures, you may be the engineer we are looking for!

What's cool about this Job?

WP Engine is looking for a Software Engineer, focused on the front-end, to join our Marketplace Add-Ons team. Our goal is to improve our customer workflows by augmenting their dashboard and customer sites with workflow enhancing tools. In this role, you're responsible for developing all aspects of the WP Engine software stack, maintaining superb functionality, and adding brilliant brand-new features. You'll be part of a team that is key to crafting, driving, and providing front-end engineering best practices.

We believe that Design Matters and collaboration across teams is key to our success. You'll partner daily with our design and product management team to ensure our software is beautiful and easy to use, and connect with our infrastructure team to integrate these new solutions to our platform.

Day to Day

This includes some back-end development (Ruby), some front-end development (JavaScript), and lots of development in between!

  • Writing high-quality code to solve some of our most complex business problems
  • Understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by WP Engine's customers
  • Building out new features to help scale our Marketplace Add-Ons
  • Contributing to brainstorming, kickoff, and strategy sessions with your agile product team
  • Collaborating with peers to build out front-end best practices to deliver code that is both high quality and timely
Your Expertise and Passion

Minimum qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in front-end JS frameworks (Vue.js, React, or Angular)
  • Experience server-side web development (Ruby on Rails)
  • You believe design matters and are an advocate for user experience
  • Deep understanding of writing front-end tests using frameworks such as jest, Jasmine, or something similar
  • Passionate about debating the best uses of CSS and JavaScript
  • Hungry to learn and discover the right tools for the job
  • Excited about working for a quickly growing company that faces new challenges & opportunities every day
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working with product designers
  • Has built or worked within a design system
  • Understands the basics of hosting and deploying web applications (Heroku or something similar)
  • Is familiar with back-end technologies
  • Has open source contributions or side projects you're really proud of
The Perks and Benefits
  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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