Flexible (in-office or remote)
Dependent on experience

At Box UK, we have over 20 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.

We have retained an entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality and have exciting and ambitious plans for growth over the coming 12 months. To keep growing and keep winning, we need to add more great people to our team to help drive our business forward. We are looking for a WordPress Developer to join a group of exceptionally talented and passionate individuals and contribute towards our continued success.

We recognise that the world around us is changing. We’re excited to embrace the opportunities that we have to recruit the very best talent to join our team and along with the option to base yourself in our Cardiff office, we can also offer this role as a remote working opportunity, if that’s what works best for you. So, whether you’re based in Land’s End, John O’Groats, or anywhere in between – we welcome your application!

Being a 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.

You will have the opportunity to grow your skill set within the WordPress ecosystem, as well as the potential to broaden your outlook to broader 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
  • Enhance and maintain our own website in line with appropriate standards and internal procedures, utilising the WordPress development framework
  • Participate in, and undertake, code reviews
  • Attend and contribute to project, sprint and client meetings
  • Assist with the development of technical specification documents
  • Support the business development team in the creation of project tenders where appropriate

For this role the following skills are essential…

  • Interpersonal / communication skills: able to express yourself clearly and be easily understood orally and in writing, able to build effective, collaborative working relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Self-starter: motivated and comfortable working autonomously.
  • Problem solver: relishing tackling complex issues and offering creative solutions.
  • Results orientated: able to focus efforts towards achieving objectives and meeting targets.
  • 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.
  • Flexible: willing and able to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily.
  • Tenacious: driven to complete projects to a high standard whilst meeting required deadlines.
  • Resilient: able to remain focussed, composed and optimistic in difficult situations and bounce back from challenging situations
  • Attention to detail: thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small.

On the technical side you will have…

  • A minimum of 3 years WordPress experience.
  • Worked on projects that required custom plugin development.
  • Experience of developing E-commerce solutions using WooCommerce.
  • Gutenberg component development experience.

And, ideally, you will also have…

  • Worked with APIs, databases, and other external data services.
  • Experience of supporting technology, such as Elasticsearch or Varnish.
  • Experience of creating unit-tested solutions within a WordPress development environment.
  • A love of clean coding practices (SOLID, Hexagonal, etc).
  • Developed WordPress solutions used at an enterprise scale.
  • Experience of trunk-based development and CI/CD practices.

And in return…

You will enjoy a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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.

To apply for this position, please submit your details via the form below, including a PDF copy of your CV, and covering letter outlining how you meet the ‘technical skills’ requirements of the role.

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