Senior Open Source Web Developer

Worldwide /
Technology – Projects Development /
Full time - Remote
Here’s who we’re looking for: 

On top of being a highly effective coder, the ideal candidate will be an extremely effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, and should have well-formed opinions about how to deliver top-quality digital solutions in a professional context. Good developers can create code that solves a problem. Great developers can also communicate why that code solves a problem, how it does so, and how to implement it. 

This is not an entry-level position. We require a good degree of familiarity with creating high-performing open source solutions. That said, we know some candidates may not think they are expert-level coders. If you think you’re close to meeting the requirements, but not all of them, go ahead and apply. You just might be the right person for the role. Even if you’re not right for this role, we've often hired, in later cycles, those who didn't get hired the previous time around.

Why you should apply

At Crowd Favorite, we’re protective of our culture, our process, and our clients. When you join our team, you’ll quickly realize this isn’t like other jobs. It’s a transformative experience.

Must-haves (non-technical requirements):

    • Ability to work continental-US hours (approximate 9-6 US Central)
    • Access to consistent, high-speed Internet
    • Fluency in the English language, both verbal and written
    • Ability to self-manage and self-organize in distributed work environments, and to take direction in remote work situations
    • Effective in communicating with team members and has experience using email, Slack and multiple communication channels
    • Ability to work in a client services - focused agency
    • Ability to analyze a problem, organizing its unknowns and identify possible knowns
    • Ability to produce detailed technical requirements and specifications with estimates of effort
    • Ability to create actionable plans for creating digital solutions
    • Ability to problem-solve in collaborative calls, including with client teams
    • Ability to work in a client services-focused agency
    • Interest in and willingness to learn new technologies, refine your skill set, and keep your skills sharp in the ever-evolving open source technology landscape

Must-haves (technical requirements):

    • Proficient in modern object-oriented PHP
    • Proficient with JavaScript, with good understanding and experience around building with Vue, React, and jQuery
    • Proficient in modern web development tooling and continuous integration/deployment
    • Experience in web site performance optimization, both front-end and back-end,  utilizing the latest responsive and mobile design techniques
    • Experience building headless sites with JavaScript front-ends.
    • Basic understanding of SEO in regards to design & technical best practices
    • Basic understanding of UI/UX standards for ecommerce
    • Sharp and focused attention to detail with the ability to deliver projects on-time and on budget
    • Experience with GIT, JSON, Node.js, and RESTful API’s
    • Proficient in developing high-performing code for WordPress
    • Proficient in Laravel development
    • Experience in WooCommerce development, beyond WooCommerce templates
    • Experience with unit and integration testing

Nice-to-haves:

    • Proficient in TDD
    • Experience with PWAs
    • Familiarity with web standards and accessible web development
    • Development of new ecommerce websites on the Shopify platforms
    • Building and customizing Shopify themes within the Liquid framework
    • Experience with mobile platforms like Flutter, React Native, or NativeScript-Vue
    • Experience with containerization tools like Docker and Kubernetes
    • Experience with AWS setup and configuration
This is a development position, so code is involved. 

Be ready to review some examples of effective solutions that you created, as well as your approach to the development plan, the estimates and breakdown of requirements. A link to a Git repo or Bitbucket repo gives us something to look at together.

Be ready to discuss them, to talk about them. Walk us through your thought processes. What worked, what didn’t work, etc.

Be ready to talk about how long it took to create the solutions. How off was the time it took from the original estimates?