Recruitment for WordPress Lead at Symphony Solutions

Application Closing Date
10th December, 2021.

Symphony Solutions is a Cloud and Agile Transformation company, headquartered in the Netherlands, with delivery centers in Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, and The Netherlands. Founded in 2008, the company is now 600 people with over 35 international clients, primarily in Western Europe and North America. A Boston office was recently opened to better accommodate American clients.

As an Agile transformation company, Symphony Solutions’ management style goes beyond the development teams to all the support functions, such as the Leadership Team, HR, Marketing, Finance, and Administration. Company’s dedication to Agile led to opening Agile Certification Center.

An important element of Symphony Solutions’ policy is hiring the top 20% of candidates in a given market. Our commitment has always been to invest time and attention into the people, allowing them to focus on the business. When that happens, the people own the projects, the clients own the results, and the partnership is strengthened and perpetuates.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WordPress Lead

Location: Lagos (Remote)
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Critical Requirements to Role

  • Please note it is a remote positions and we would only be considered for time zones ranging between UTC-1 and UTC+5.

Job Requirements
WordPress Architecture:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree qualification
  • 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 Blexr’s core values of trust, transparency, accountability and growth mindset

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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