TechCrunch - Wordpress Software Dev Engineer
A Little About Us:
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch is read by millions of unique visitors every month and has a massive following on social media. The company hosts major conferences and events, including the renowned Disrupt series and various meet-ups worldwide, serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.
Interested in building innovative new products for massive audiences? TechCrunch is looking for a strong web developer to join our team. This means solving complex, unique and large-scale problems, and working with a passionate team to help TechCrunch grow and innovate. This is a mission critical role, building and improving upon the technology that makes the full breadth of the TechCrunch business possible, from the events we produce to the stories we publish.
Improve existing site functionality and build out new features in a Wordpress environment
Take point on our front-end development
Build and maintain richly-interactive Gutenberg blocks and Customizer controls
Participate in design and code reviews
Collaborate with engineers, product managers, writers, editors, and other relevant teams
Perform assorted maintenance and iteration tasks as needed, including improving and updating legacy code and keeping third-party integrations up to date
Evangelize best practices around web development and advise key stakeholders on the best technical approaches to problems
Stay up to date on the latest web technologies and know when and when not to adopt and implement them
A Lot About You:
Expertise in WordPress development, including experience with ReactJS Gutenberg block creation using theme.json configuration
Strong ability in PHP & MySQL, and back-end WordPress coding without having to rely on plugins
Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and developing with scalability in mind
Experience with git, docker, node, composer, and other relevant development tools
Senior-level full-stack WordPress developer with front-end focus
Understands the underlying organization and structure of WordPress and can code without having to rely on third-party plugins
Proven track record of shipping products with well-structured, maintainable code
Can independently see a ticket through from conception to deployment without needing oversight
Have experience with projects that scale to large audiences
Are good at communicating and acting as a liaison between various teams
Enjoy problem solving and have strong debugging skills
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