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Senior WordPress backend developer

Are you a seasoned WordPress developer bored of building yet another media & text block? Are you ready to level up your WordPress game and work on demanding integrations, backend functionalities and mid- and large-scale WordPress websites? If so, we want you to join our team!

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In this position, you will join a team of project managers, developers and designers to develop high-quality websites and web services for a variety of local and global clients from different industries. We work with some of the coolest clients out there, like Rovio, Messukeskus, Granlund, Evac, and the Finnish Heart Association, just to name a few. At Evermade, we take high quality and excellent results seriously, but have fun achieving them.

Key info:

  • Full-time role starting in August 2024
  • Location: Offices in Helsinki, Turku and Oulu, remote from Finland is also possible. Please note that for this position we can only hire people living in Finland, and do not support relocations at the moment.
  • Salary range 4200-5000 €/month depending on your skills and experience
  • Apply through our application form by 16.6!

As a senior developer, you will:

  • Be involved in every phase of a project, from ideation to development and continuous improvement
  • Participate in the scoping and estimation of projects
  • Plan and implement technical solutions and architectures, taking technical leadership in projects
  • Build not only websites but also more complex services with WordPress
  • Build functionalities, plugins, integrations, CLI-commands, migrations, and so on
  • Create blocks, and work with themes and frontend code
  • Build strong relationships with clients and actively look for ways to improve and expand their projects
  • Communicate with clients proactively and independently, and be their go-to person to answer technical questions
  • Spar with other developers and arrange code reviews for developers in your team

We are not just looking for someone who can code, we’re looking for someone who can bring their own creative flair and problem-solving skills to the table. We hope that you have a passion for WordPress and working with websites. Our technology stack includes WordPress, WooCommerce, React, JavaScript, PHP, SCSS, Webpack, and Docker, among others. Read more about our state of development here.

To thrive in this position, you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience in web development
  • Strong experience of mid to large-sized WordPress projects, some of them preferably with the Gutenberg editor
  • Strong knowledge of PHP and MySQL
  • Understanding of server technologies like NGINX, PHP-FPM, MariaDB and Redis
  • Good knowledge HTML, CSS, SCSS, Javascript and React
  • Experience with integrations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English 
  • A team-player attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • The willingness to support others by sharing your knowledge and the capability to ask for help whenever needed 

Knowledge of accessibility and/or experience with React Native is a plus!

With us, you get:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits including e.g. healthcare services, sports and cultural benefits, bicycle benefit, and insurance that covers your leisure time
  • The flexibility to choose when and where you work, as long as you’re located in Finland – we still hope to see you from time to time at our office in Helsinki, Turku or Oulu
  • An open and encouraging work community with a relaxed atmosphere
  • Opportunities for continuous learning and professional development – with us, you get 12 days per year to learn new things and develop your skills. You can attend industry events, promote open-source development, and more
  • The opportunity to work with a diverse and exciting group of clients and with 30+ skilled web developers
  • The chance to contribute to internal development
  • Participate in events and fun – go and feel the life at Evermade on Flickr!
  • A monthly salary of 4200-5000 euros, based on your experience and skills.

If you’re ready to take your skills to the next level and work on exciting projects, we want to hear from you! Submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than June 16th. We will start with interviews already during the application period. 

Please apply through our application form to ensure that all personal information is handled appropriately. 

If you have any questions about the role, you can reach out to Evermade’s People & Culture Specialist Iina (iina.nuottimaki@evermade.fi). 

Our recruitment process in a nutshell

  1. Send us your application, CV, and work samples that highlight your skills and abilities. Please include your role in the project and any relevant technical details in the description of the work sample. 
  2. Meet with your future team lead & lead developer to discuss your skills and motivation, practicalities & your career aspirations
  3. Meet your future teammates and get to know each other
  4. Offer & final discussions
  5. Welcome to Evermade! 

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