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Senior WordPress Engineer – PHP & JavaScript

2 months ago
£400 - £450/dayRemoteFutureheads Recruitment

Futureheads is currently partnered with a highly reputable digital agency who work with numerous global brands on complex web and software solutions.

They’re currently seeking a Senior Web Engineer with PHP expertise including strong WordPress skills. This is a fully remote position and the primary focus of the role will be to develop WordPress plugins and/or themes using PHP. Mentoring more junior members of the team as well as conducting code reviews will be an additional responsibility.

Responsibilities you’ll have:

  • Drive strategy and lead Back End technical vision for large projects.
  • Drive strategy and lead Back End technical vision for large projects.
  • Leverage WordPress APIs and extend the WordPress admin experience.
  • Solve complex problems in simple ways.
  • Solve bugs and address client issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Juggle current projects with incoming tasks.
  • Respond directly to clients courteously and clearly.
  • Solve client challenges with understanding and empathy.
  • Test solutions across multiple browsers and platforms in a local testing environment.
  • Deploy changes to live Servers.
  • Assist in the remediation, enhancement, and maintenance of client sites.


  • At least five years experience in Back End focused web development.
  • Intermediate or expert skills in: PHP, JavaScript, React.js, jQuery, WordPress, HTML, CSS.
  • Ability to expertly debug performance and caching issues.
  • Code portfolio. Link us to your GitHub account, upload a .zip, or both.
  • Experience using Git.
  • Ability to setup a local environment for testing PHP code.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients.

This is an urgent contract role so please do not hesitate to apply.

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