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Senior WordPress Engineer - Remote

Engineering | Remote, APAC | Temp to Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

NewVariable is looking for a Senior Engineer (Front-end / Back-end / Full-Stack) with WordPress experience to join its engineering pool. This is a 100% remote position open for freelance, part-time, and full-time, but you should be located or ready to work in some overlap with the Americas & EMEA region.

Engineers at NewVariable work on enterprise-level projects for clients across the globe. Past and current clients include agencies, charities and not-for-profits, and other enterprise companies. You will be working on technically-complex client projects with a team of experienced Developers and Project Managers from around the world.

You should have a thorough knowledge of PHP and/or JavaScript, including experience of building custom solutions, understanding and incorporating security practices and considering performance implications. You should also have knowledge of modern web technologies and best practices, including semantic HTML and modern CSS. All of NewVariable's projects and clients are based on WordPress so a good knowledge of WordPress is an advantage.

You should be familiar with the tools required for development projects. This includes a good understanding of Git, conflict resolution, local development environments, PHP configuration, following coding standards, and general computer maintenance and security.

This is a Remote Position, Feel free to contact us at careers [at] if you have any questions.


  • Design and develop complex WordPress plugins and/or themes primarily using PHP.
  • Help other engineers and provide code reviews and feedbacks.
  • Drive strategy and lead the technical vision for large projects.
  • Leverage WordPress APIs and extend the WordPress admin experience.
  • Solve complex problems in simple ways.
  • Solve bugs and address client issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Juggle current projects with incoming tasks.
  • Respond directly to clients courteously and clearly.
  • 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.


  • In-depth understanding of engineering with WordPress
  • Good understanding of PHP and JavaScript 
  • Ability to debug your own code and that of others
  • Experience in using debugging tools
  • Strong understanding of HTML5 & CSS
  • Experience in versioning technologies such as Git
  • Knowledge of interacting with RESTful APIs
  • Ability to set up local development environments
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to manage your workload and juggle multiple tasks
  • In-depth understanding of performance considerations
  • In-depth understanding of security considerations
  • Ability to architect complex subsystems

Bonus Points:

  • Remote working experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Gutenberg block development and WordPress editor react components.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Time to contribute to open source
  • Conference and training budget
  • Monthly remote working allowance
  • Work wherever you want