Box UK – simply brilliant thinkers making software brilliantly simple

Location: You choose – base yourself from our office in central Cardiff, or from your home from wherever in the UK 

At Box UK, we have over 25 years’ experience of designing, developing and successfully delivering large-scale, user centred digital platforms for ambitious, disruptive and innovative organisations across the globe. Adopting an Agile approach that enables us to adapt quickly and respond effectively, we take pride in delighting our clients through the consistent delivery of large-scale enterprise websites and applications and our scalable, resilient and high-transaction award-winning systems.

To keep growing and keep winning, we’re looking to add more great people to our team to help us drive our business forward. We are currently looking for a Senior WordPress Developer to join a group of exceptionally talented and passionate individuals and contribute towards our continued success. We have retained an entrepreneurial spirit and start up mentality, and have created a fun and inclusive culture, centred around continuous improvement and learning. We’re a highly collaborative team, continually striving to innovate and excel in everything we do to consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Our values define us and underpin everything that we do. They are the reason our people give us incredible feedback about the culture we have created, and we are extremely proud of this. It’s our people and culture that truly sets us apart from our competitors, and we look for people who passionately share these values with us:

★ Bring your A game
★ Deliver amazing experiences
★ Everyone is an innovator
★ Have fun and value the team
★ Own it!

Being a Senior WordPress Developer at Box UK 

As a member of our development team, you will play a key role in helping to develop enterprise-level WordPress solutions, supporting large user-base installations with complex business rules – projects ranging from international e-commerce sites and editorial archives, to large-scale brochure sites and community hubs. 

As a Senior WordPress Developer, you will support the team in their continued learning and development, through sharing experiences, presenting on topics, and mentoring specific skills. Alongside this, you will also be responsible for leading architectural decisions and choosing approaches to ensure the team delivers high quality software.

You will have the opportunity to grow your skill set within the WordPress ecosystem, as well as the potential to broaden your outlook to other server-side frameworks, and front-end technologies. 

In this role you will… 

  • Utilise your knowledge of WordPress to develop new functionality, configure installations, and choose plugins, in order to create exceptional software solutions that exceed our client’s expectations 
  • Troubleshoot, investigate, and fix bugs 
  • Participate in, and undertake, code reviews, and lead pair programming activities with others in your team 
  • Lead and actively participate in project, sprint and client meetings 
  • Provide specialist guidance and support, acting as a mentor and coach within the development and project teams 
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within Box UK to contribute towards the overall success of the business performance
  • Be an ambassador for Box UK, embodying our brand and promoting our culture, values and behaviours 

On the technical side you will have… 

  • A minimum of 5 years WordPress or PHP experience
  • Worked on projects that required custom plugin development Gutenberg component development
  • Worked with APIs, databases, and other external data services A strong understanding of working with modern PHP
  • An understanding of web performance and why it’s important Experience of creating unit-tested solutions
  • A love of clean coding practices (SOLID etc)

You will also have some of these… 

  • Experience of developing E-commerce solutions, ideally using WooCommerce
  • Experience of supporting technology, such as Elasticsearch or Varnish.
  • Developed WordPress solutions used at an enterprise scale
  • Experience of trunk-based development and CI/CD practices

And your attributes should match with the following…

Interpersonal / communication skills Excellent communication and active listening skills with the ability to express yourself clearly and articulately, both orally and in writing. Able to build strong and effective, collaborative professional relationships and credibility at all levels, and motivate and inspire others to achieve results.
Team Player  Promotes collaboration within the team to collectively achieve goals and required outputs. Supports colleagues’ ideas and suggestions, challenging and expressing disagreement constructively and respectfully. Inspires and encourages others to deliver high quality outputs.
Self-starter  Motivated and comfortable working autonomously.
Problem solver  Relish in tackling complex issues and offering creative solutions
Results orientated Able to demonstrate a clear focus on the desired results of own and departmental outputs. Effective in directing efforts and resources towards delivering departmental and individual goals and objectives.
Innovative  Open to different and new ways of doing things, developing and supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, processes, technologies and ways of working
Organised  Able to prioritise workload and tasks effectively for both you and other members of your team.
Flexible Tenacious & Resilient Willing and able to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily Driven to complete projects to a high standard whilst meeting required deadlines. Pushes themselves and their colleagues to deliver required outputs. Responds to setbacks with renewed and increased efforts; is persistent and remains positive in the face of challenge.
Attention to detail  Thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. 

And in return…

You will enjoy a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes private health cover and a pension plan. 

We recognise that our success comes from the talent, passion and dedication of our team. Working collaboratively, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, reinforcing our culture of ownership. We understand the importance of personal growth and professional development and invest in the skills of our people to nurture their talent. Our working environment is fast paced, exciting and fun to work in. 

We are an inclusive employer that welcomes diversity, challenges discrimination and promotes equality. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic.


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