WordPress React Engineer

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
Interested in working on a team of advanced WordPress engineers to help guide a large customer and open source community into the future by building intuitive, easy to use WordPress themes, plugins, and Blocks?
What's cool about this job
As a member of the Builder Experience at WP Engine, you'll do meaningful work that helps people easily create a web presence for themselves (or their clients) on WordPress.
You'll work side by side with the other engineers on our team, as well as the product and marketing teams, to squash bugs, build useful features, and create new products that will help delight WordPress builders. You'll have ample opportunity to learn and grow, while you take on the challenging work of serving a large and active open source community.
Day to Day
  • Building and maintaining custom WordPress plugins that extend the functionality of WordPress, solving common user problems.
  • Building and maintaining custom blocks for use with the Gutenberg editor.
  • Ideating, creating, and iterating on new tools that will help the our customer community navigate the changing world of WordPress.

Skills and Expertise
Because we want to build tools that help our users effortlessly create sites on WordPress using the block editor, the ideal candidate for this position would have some experience building custom blocks, including an understanding of the WordPress specific implementation of ReactJS, the tooling necessary to create using modern JavaScript, and extending/utilizing the WordPress core React components in order to create custom blocks.
In addition, strong candidates would also have experience in some combination of the following:
  • Git/Github version control
  • CI/CD for testing and deploying (we use Circle CI)
  • Scrum or other Agile project management workflows
  • Building and maintaining WordPress themes and plugins

Communication & Organization
Because you will be working with a team of other software engineers and stakeholders, as well as the open source community, strong written and verbal communication skills are a must have. We mostly chat in Slack, but you'll also be participating in video conferences like daily standup meetings and other Scrum ceremonies. Adherence to the team coding standards, along with documenting your code, are essential for reducing friction between team members. And of course, be nice! Empathy is key. Respect for your coworkers and customers is essential for success in this role, but it's also the right thing to do!
The perks and benefits
  • Company Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Great Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
  • HSA Company contribution $500 for employee / $1000 for family
  • 401(k) with a 4% match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family and Caregiver's Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • One-time $500 payment to set up your home office
  • 4 Company Wellness Days a year
  • 1 floating holiday
  • $100 monthly wellness allowance to spend on what you want
  • Access to free on-demand fitness classes
  • Free subscription to Calm
  • Pet Insurance
  • On-going education through LinkedIn Learning, Workday Learning and our Career Growth Portal

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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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

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
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
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
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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