Join our client – an enterprise tech and media company – on their web product team for an exciting opportunity, including an on-site kickoff for 2 sprints at their New York City office. Enjoy the challenges of working on high-traffic WordPress properties. Leverage your knowledge of modern frontend development, headless WordPress, and Gutenberg. Deliver high quality code efficiently, with excellent verbal and written communication, while adhering to our values, Agile methodologies, coding best practices, and established organizational processes.
XWP will cover travel and accommodation expenses during your 4 week time on-site. Then transition back to remote work for the remainder of the engagement.
Deliver solutions to Client-prioritized deliverables
Follow coding best practices and write tests
Team and Client project-specific communication
Estimate effort to complete user stories & tasks
Contribute to estimation/effort level for all tickets in the backlog
Work closely with Architects to develop solutions
Deliver quality code on time and in budget
Write unit, integration, or regression tests when appropriate
Conduct functional peer reviews for code created by other Engineers
Attend Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning and Sprint Review meetings
Follow coding best practices
Follow Agile SCRUM methodologies
Follow organizational processes
Be a supportive, candid, respectful team member
Have a growth mindset
This is a mid to senior-level contract role with an expected pay range of USD $50 to $100 per hour, depending on proven experience level. Additional pay will be provided during on-site engagement periods to offset associated costs.
You’ll be joining a web product team of 12-18 people, including a Scrum Master, Product Owners, Engineering Manager, and Engineers. Work in a great office space in downtown NYC for 4 weeks, including free lunch and snacks while on-site. Enjoy all that the Big Apple has to offer with this special opportunity. Then transition to remote work for the remainder of the engagement.
At XWP you will become part of a much bigger community of X-Teamers from the X-Company brands, which is hundreds strong, and includes XWP, X-Team, and XFive.
One of the ultimate perks of working at XWP is your Unleash+ membership, which gives you $2,500 per year to use toward activities that keep you energized so you can learn, grow and unleash your potential.
Participate in our epic Seasons every quarter, designed to get you energized and doing more of the things you love to do. We'll constantly provide you with new, motivating side quests and challenges, spanning a range of Paths focused around your passions, like travel, coding, gaming, fitness, etc.
Travel to work alongside other X-Teamers at one of our free hacker houses (X-Outposts) around the world. The X-Outpost changes locations monthly, allowing people to explore & work remotely in the most beautiful locations.
XWP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all team members.
The following list of engineering technologies are considered most important for this role and your demonstrated skills in these primary areas will carry the most weight.
(Headless) WordPress at scale
Although this is a modern front-end engineering role, some backend experience is desirable. We expect that you will have experience with and a good working knowledge of most of the following areas of technology and the ability to quickly learn and close any gaps that you encounter while engaged.
Object Oriented Programming
Gutenberg & React
WP-CLI and WP-REST-API
RESTful Services and APIs
SQL and NoSQL databases
E2E testing and frameworks like PHPUnit, QUnit, and Mocha
Build-tools like Grunt, Gulp, and webpack
Docker and/or Vagrant
Package management tools like NPM and Composer
Transpiling ES6 to ES5 using Babel
CSS Preprocessors like SASS and LESS
Git and SVN version control systems
Debugging for a wide range of browsers and devices
You will also want to have these characteristics personally:
Highly organized, motivated, and execution-oriented
Self-starter comfortable working in a highly technical environment
Demonstrated ability for continuous learning, creativity, and problem solving
Ability to work effectively and dependably in both office and remote environments