XWP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. We’re proud of the high levels of inclusion that our distributed team reports and we work hard to support each individual doing their best work together at XWP.
XWP has collaborated on some of the most ambitious and successful WordPress projects and partnered with the likes of Google, Forbes, News Corp, and Penske Media Corporation (PMC) to bring richer technologies and delightful user experiences to the open web.
You’ll be joining a team of 75+ experts (from 25+ countries and 6 continents) who enjoy challenging work, service-focused and collaborative teammates, and opportunities to grow and learn. We have a passion and enthusiasm for our craft and a sincere care for each other and the clients we serve.
The Senior Staff Engineer is responsible for leading our technical vision across complex and large-scale projects and ensuring the code delivered is accurate and of substantial quality. They also take on the role of tech lead for some of our most complex and challenging projects.
You are an enthusiastic WordPress advocate
You are fueled by a balanced blend of humility and confidence
You appreciate order and efficiency but have an action-oriented approach
You have an appetite for learning and self-development
You value autonomy and have the self-management skills to operate dependably in a fully remote role
You have a keen eye for details, even the small ones
You strongly resonate with XWP’s values of giving, mastery, and teamwork
You’ve led the technical direction of small to medium scale WordPress projects
You have experience leading teams of 2-5 engineers
You’ve actively participated in mentoring and guiding less experienced developers to follow best practices through code reviews
You’ve built complex custom WordPress plugins from scratch
Deliver praise and constructive feedback across the organization and work to foster a culture of seeking out feedback and using it as a tool for growth
Demonstrate the cultural value of effective communication: Identifying the audience and listening to understand
Foster a culture of documentation and knowledge sharing, where people are encouraged to share in a respectful manner
Support teams in their understanding of our organization and the client’s strategies and how they apply to their project
Help to define technical strategy and tooling and support the implementation across teams
Support the simplification of project technical designs across several teams
Proposed deliverables and solutions are completed on time and on budget across teams
Successful mentoring of less experienced engineers
Collaborative and effective communication across global time zones and cultures
Proactive approach to learning, growth, and sharing
Having the trust and confidence of your teammates
Leading by example and treating others with respect
Trust and support from your colleagues (we look out for each other and work together towards our shared goals and vision)
The rewards of a highly collaborative culture (we’re a team, not a working group)
Remote work done right! High levels of flexibility, skip the commute, time to invest in family, caregiving, and interests outside of work
The chance to play an important part in helping XWP achieve its full potential and make a meaningful difference for our clients, team members and the open web
An expected salary range of USD $100,000 to $135,000 or contractor rates of $55-$75/hr
Unleash+ allowance of $2,500 per year to enrich your life, and other benefits
Apply now (link below) and tell us about yourself, what this role will mean to you, and why you are who we’re seeking. Even if you don't meet 100% of the criteria listed here, we'd love to hear from you. If you’re not the person we are looking for, please share this with anyone you know who might be!