Lead Web Engineer

 10up - Company site
 October 27, 2020
 Remote
10up is an award-winning full-service digital agency with a customer-centric service model and unrivaled leadership in open platforms and tools for digital makers and content creators. 10up’s services include user experience and interactive design, content strategy and creation, website and app engineering, SEO and online revenue strategy, and managed services. Our 250+ distributed team members provide end-to-end digital project expertise.
10up has a diverse client roster that includes Fortune 500 companies, influential content publishers, innovative startups, and impactful nonprofits. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, ESPN, The New York Times Co., and Walmart.
10up has been leading the remote workforce movement for 10+ years. Our teams are distributed across six continents and 29 countries. All of our positions are fully remote (and always will be), and are open to applicants all around the world.
Lead Web Engineers have advanced knowledge of PHP and JavaScript and experience building large-scale performant applications. In addition to writing code, they are familiar with systems-level concepts.  With an ever-evolving knowledge of cutting edge techniques, and an understanding of the constraints of scope and budget, a Lead Web Engineer is also expected to be a good communicator; they are skilled at providing actionable feedback and recommendations both internally to managers/teammates and externally to clients/vendors. Lead Web Engineers deliver successful projects by writing quality code, driving technical strategy, and taking absolute ownership over the quality of all Engineering deliverables on their projects. Lead Web Engineers must be capable of serving in a technical lead capacity across the most technically complex projects at 10up; collaborating across multiple disciplines in order to drive forward Engineering process and deliverables.
This role is fully remote and is open to applicants located anywhere around the globe.

Responsibilities

  • Develop complex WordPress plugins, themes and blocks.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the Engineering discipline via thought leadership and mentorship.
  • Strategic technical leadership Drive strategy and lead back end technical vision of large, technically complex projects in collaboration with other key disciplines and stakeholders..
  • Leverage WordPress APIs and extend the WordPress admin experience.
  • Solve complex problems in simple ways.
  • Juggle current projects with incoming tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Engage meaningfully with clients; leading demos and driving discussions.
  • Test solutions across multiple browsers and platforms in a local testing environment.
  • Deploy changes to live servers.
  • Requirements

  • At least five years experience in back end focused web development.
  • Project-level leadership experience e.g. leading a team of engineers to solve a complex problem.
  • Expert skills in: PHP, JavaScript, React.js, WordPress, HTML, CSS and Git.
  • Experience building custom blocks in the Gutenberg block editor.
  • Ability to setup a local environment and expertly debug performance and caching issues across environments.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English; ability to communicate professionally with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients. #LI-Remote
  • Nice to have

  • Agency experience
  • Remote experience #LI-Remote
  • Things to Note

  • We don’t want you to miss any communication from us! To ensure you receive updates on your application, please add ** Redacted ** to your contacts list! #LI-Remote
  • 10up has been making the web better by finely crafting websites and tools for content creators since 2011. With ~200 experts in digital strategy and management, software engineering, user experience and interactive design, cloud infrastructure, and audience and revenue optimization; we’re big enough to conquer any challenge, and small enough to care. 10up is committed to the ideal of a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming anyone and everyone who shares and lives our core business values. We look forward to connecting with you!