Senior Staff WordPress Engineer


We are very flexible with working arrangements - and mostly work async. We consider application for a 4 day work week

  • 4 day week offered
  • Remote, Worldwide

What You’ll Do at XWP

Be An Engaged Team Member

  • 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

Lead medium and large scale projects

  • Create a positive work environment where other developers learn from your leadership and expertise
  • Act as engineering lead, providing the technical architecture, on at one or two projects concurrently
  • Lead estimations for all tickets in the backlog and participate in Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Sprint Review Meetings
  • Lead code reviews, mentor and give feedback to other developers working on projects

Write Secure, Performant, Scalable Code

  • Develop custom WordPress plugins for use at enterprise scale
  • Create custom React-based Gutenberg Blocks
  • Utilize WordPress technologies like WP-CLI and the WP-REST-API
  • Use package management and build tools as part of CI/CD workflows
  • Implement WordPress, PHP, Javascript and CSS best practices across projects
  • Debug across a wide range of browsers and devices

Strategic impact

  • 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

What Success Looks Like

  • 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

Payscale & Benefits

  • 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 $125,000 or contractor rates of $55-$70/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. If you’re not the person we are looking for, please share this with anyone you know who might be!

We build world-class web solutions for enterprise media and technology companies.

Working Week

We are very flexible with working arrangements - and mostly work async. We consider application for a 4 day work week

Our 4 day week = any day off

Remote Working Policy

We are a fully distributed remote team located in 18 different countries.

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Poland
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • UK

Company Benefits

  • Healthcare (US, Canada, Aus)
  • 401(k) contribution (US)
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare (US, Canada, Aus)
  • Company retreats
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 80 across 13 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • operations
  • arts and design
  • sales
  • marketing
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

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