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WordPress Plugin Developer


– Accepting applications


Position Objective:


To create, maintain, and improve on existing functionality for the organization’s WordPress sites. Work with a remote team to solve web-related problems.




Primary Responsibilities and Duties:


• In consultation with the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by them:


o Work with project managers, stakeholders, vendors, designers and other developers to provide technical solutions to stakeholder problems


o Create WordPress plugins as needed to support site functionality and integrations with other services and APIs


o Develop solutions outside of WordPress using PHP, javascript, and other languages


o Recommend and initiate improvements to existing sites, operating procedures, and use of technology


o Serve as a primary point of contact for WordPress technical queries


o Follow WordPress development, recommending any changes needed for upcoming releases


o Review other developer’s code and make recommendations


• Assist in the creation and maintenance of development-related standard operating procedures


• Document work and develop necessary support documents or assist the team with development documentation


• Communicate well and coordinate work with a distributed team


• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor






• Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent work experience


• Minimum of five years of related experience in website development roles


• Demonstrated experience developing WordPress plugins (authorship of publicly available plugins on the WordPress Plugin Directory a plus)


• Demonstrated experience using GitHub in a distributed development environment


• Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions in an agile environment


• Regular contributions to the WordPress Community (Support Forum, Documentation, etc.)


• Extensive experience with the following technologies:




o Javascript


o Apache




o WordPress coding standards and best practices


o WordPress plugin development using OOP


o Using WordPress as a CMS, knowledge of core actions & filters




• Proven success as a Web developer


• Familiarity with the following technologies/programs/platforms is helpful:


o Laravel


o Gutenberg and Gutenberg Block Development


o CDNs


o Nginx


o BuddyPress


o WooCommerce




o Elasticsearch


o Any of the following: React, Angular, Vue.js, or similar JavaScript frameworks


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Commitment to the objectives of the organization


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