Senior WordPress Developer (WooCommerce, PHP, Laravel) (Remote)

Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Johannesburg – Gauteng ~ Durban – KwaZulu Natal ~ Remote

JOIN a fully remote team of a forward-thinking UK-based Digital & eCommerce Solutions Provider seeking your talents as a Senior WordPress Developer with strong WooCommerce, PHP & Laravel. Your core role will entail leading teams in delivering technical excellence for clients, working with customer-facing roles to design technical solutions, promoting best practices internally and externally, and helping to oversee the successful technical delivery of client projects. The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years’ experience using JIRA, Trello, PHP, Laravel, HTML (BEM conventions), CSS (SASS), React, JavaScript (ES6, Vanilla), OOP, APIs and have worked with Estimates, experience doing Code Reviews, Gutenberg Block Development/Troubleshooting & excellent WooCommerce Development including Plugin Development (custom/third party), Payment Gateways and Elasticsearch/Filters.
  • Lead the development of WordPress and WooCommerce projects.
  • Build WP plugins and themes.
  • Scope and estimate work with Client Success Managers and clients.
  • Present work, ideas and proposed solutions to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coach and mentor members of the team.
  • Problem-solving and test proposed solutions with MVPs and prototypes.
  • Report on project development activity in team stand-ups and client meetings.
  • Collaborate with Design and Development Departments to create effective workflows on projects.
  • Review code and quality check solutions.
  • Contribute to internal products, and open-source projects.
  • Represent the Agency at industry events and conferences.
Minimum 3 years’ experience, preferred 5+ years –
  • Working with JIRA, Trello – using JIRA for ticket management.
  • Working with Estimates –
    • Estimating tasks accurately i.e., coding, communications, admin, buffer etc.
    • Obtaining approval from client for time estimates for tasks.
    • Delivering projects consistently within estimates.
  • Experience doing Code Reviews.
  • Experience developing, troubleshooting custom and third-party WP plugins.
  • Excellent experience/skills in WooCommerce Development –
    • Plugin Development (custom/third party).
    • Payment Gateways.
    • Elasticsearch/Filters.
  • Gutenberg Block Development/Troubleshooting.
  • Required tech stack experience –
    • HTML (BEM conventions).
    • CSS (SASS).
    • PHP.
    • React.
    • JavaScript (ES6, Vanilla).
    • Laravel.
    • OOP.
    • API development, integration.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders in projects i.e., Solutions Architects, Project Managers, CSMs, QA, clients.
  • Experience mentoring other Developers.
  • Experience working with multiple tickets across multiple projects.
Nice to haves –
  • Involved in the WordPress community.
  • Technical Writing or Documentation experience.
  • Training/Educating clients/non-technical people on WordPress.
  • Leandash/LMS Development.
  • Headless WordPress –
    • Platforms like Centra
    • eCommerce Integrations
  • DevOps Skills (AWS, GCP).
  • Genuine interest in WordPress.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced agency setting.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent organisation.
  • Strong attention to detail.