Senior Backend Engineer

Instalent • Posted April 9th

Software Development
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Are you eager to create high-quality, unique content and websites as a Senior Backend Web
Engineer? Do you also like to make the most out of yourself? If you possess agency
experience and are a strong communicator in English, this is the position for you!

Our client is a unique digital agency providing creative solutions for their clients through
consulting and engineering services. Their main profile is creating finely crafted websites,
tools and contents.

The difference between this company and its peers is that they do not hesitate to do extra
polish on their work, they not only do their projects but also focus on creating valuable, high-
quality solutions for their partners. Craftsmanship is one of their core values. They provide an
extra level of attention to their quality of work and to the needs of their partners. They have
really deep expertise on what their clients are looking to accomplish and make sure that it's
going to be a success.

The members of the company are from all over the world (USA, India, Canada, Europe), they
search for the best professionals for themselves.

We’re now looking to hire a talented Senior Web Engineer in the US to join our partner’s
growing team to help them implement a high volume of curated ideas. We don’t believe that
people need to sacrifice being close to their families and where they’d prefer to live in order
to do their best work.

Why should you apply for this job?

 You will be able to use the latest technologies which fits the projects the best.
 You’ll be working alongside a highly technical and motivated team of 6-8 members
with close cooperation with the project manager and the frontend developers.
 Flexible working hours.
 Fully remote position.
 You’ll get a competitive benefits package (401K matching, PTO, healthcare plans).
 They provide a continuing education budget as well.
 They support you to have the proper work equipment.

In this role, you will:

 Develop complex WordPress plugins and/or themes primarily using PHP.
 Mentor engineers and provide code reviews.
 Drive strategy and lead back-end technical vision for large projects.
 Leverage WordPress APIs and extend the WordPress admin experience.
 Solve bugs and address client issues in a fast-paced environment.
 Juggle current projects with incoming tasks.
 Respond directly to clients courteously and clearly and solve client challenges with
understanding and empathy.
 Test solutions across multiple browsers and platforms in a local testing environment.
 Deploy changes to live servers.
 Assist in the remediation, enhancement, and maintenance of client sites.

The ideal candidate has:

 5+ years of experience in back-end focused web development.
 Intermediate or expert skills in: PHP, JavaScript, React.js, jQuery, WordPress, HTML,
 Ability to expertly debug performance and caching issues.
 Experience using Git.
 Ability to set up a local environment for testing PHP code.
 Proficiency in verbal and written English.
 Ability to communicate professionally with technical and non-technical colleagues
and clients.

Location: Anywhere in the United States


We support attaching a code-based portfolio. Link us to your GitHub account, upload a .zip,
or both (source files are helpful to get a sense of your code structure and file organization).

We encourage people without degrees to apply: we believe that what you’ve worked on and
achieved is way more important than on-paper qualifications.