Senior WordPress Technical Lead

GLIDE, a values-first digital creative agency based in Austin, Texas is looking for a Senior WordPress Technical Lead. This role is remote and full-time.

ABOUT THE JOB

Are you a talented WordPress developer who wants to step away from the daily grind of the site build process? Are you an experienced WordPress technical (or development) lead wanting to spend less time putting out fires and solving short-term tactical issues and more time innovating and thinking strategically?

We’re not looking for someone to develop websites per se! We’re thankful to have multiple teams of highly skilled front and backend developers. We’re more interested in your abilities to mentor and inspire development teams, architect solutions to our most technical client challenges, and support our project teams with a steady hand and listening ear. We also hope you’ll geek out to attend the latest tech conferences, evaluate new technologies that help innovate our development processes and continuously improve our standards of quality. And yes, occasionally dazzle us with your rockstar coding abilities by solving the uniquely complex technical problems you’d be excited and proud to share with colleagues.

Your expertise in WordPress development, great communication skills, and ability to deliver effective technical solutions based on best-practice, experience and fresh ideas are why you would succeed as Senior WordPress Technical Lead at GLIDE.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Responsibilities include:

Additional Responsibilities include:

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REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

Advanced knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

We see this role evolving into Director of Technology within 1-2 years. As a growing agency you will have a real opportunity to help shape our future, and the role is only limited by your passion, curiosity and drive for continuous improvement.

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WHY WE’LL LOVE YOU

You say “Hell Yeah!” when reading our core values:

WHY YOU’LL LOVE US

Here’s a few reasons we think you’ll love working at GLIDE:

  1. Purpose – Unrelenting focus on our core purpose to help people who help others
  2. Freedom – Freedom of time, location and work hours to balance your work/life
  3. People – Collaboration with kind-hearted, humble, and talented “A” players
  4. Remote – Work from anywhere, travel the world, be FREE to roam!
  5. Balance – We never ask people to work nights, weekends or holidays
  6. Growth – We encourage, recognize, and support employee career development
  7. Culture – Daily, weekly, quarterly and annual cultural activities
  8. Recognition – 628 encouraging Slack posts of specific recognition in 2020
  9. G-Labs – Core GLIDE initiative to collaborate, innovate and make a better world
  10. Strategy – We communicate big picture, annual and quarterly goals regularly

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ABOUT OUR COMPANY

For almost 20 years, our desire to help people who help others remains true. For that reason, GLIDE has always sought to work with startups, nonprofits, and difference makers—all passionate, all wanting to do amazing things. It’s about giving great ideas and great organizations the exposure they deserve through delightful online digital experiences that are beautiful, useful, and produce lasting value.

We attribute our success and well-being to working with other passionate folks, choosing projects that everyone can rally behind and fanatically embracing open source platforms like WordPress. Whether it’s a nonprofit that distributes care boxes to cancer patients or a devilishly good taco maker, GLIDE has had the privilege and honor to work with truly beloved brands like Yeti Coolers, Torchy’s Tacos, iFLY, H.E. Butt Foundation, RetailMeNot, National Breast Cancer Foundation, WP Engine, and many more.

COMPENSATION

This position is full-time and remote. Salary and compensation is commensurate with experience. Not to worry. The pay is competitive and what you’d expect for this role.

BENEFITS & PERKS

LOCATION

You’re free to work from anywhere anytime. If you’re outside of the US but can work at least 4+ hours in the US Central time zone from 9am-6pm, let’s talk. You should be fluent in English and have a strong wifi signal to support Zoom video chats with our team and clients.

INCLUSION

We celebrate our diversity, of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, lifestyle, location, and more. We believe a variety of backgrounds, experiences and voices make for a better workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, women, and people with disabilities to apply.

No agencies or recruiters please.

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