Back End WordPress Developer (Freelance)

About the job

Note: This is a freelance position.

We’re looking for a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic Back End Developer to join our growing team on a freelance basis. You’ll be working with our development team for a wide range of clients across many industries. You’ll be utilising our established toolbox of WordPress plugins to build websites that wow.

Who are we?

Think Zap is a digital design and marketing agency based in Glasgow, Scotland. For over a decade, we’ve been helping businesses turn screens into brand showcases. Our compact team of talent combines innovation with industry experience to create a complete digital package for businesses.

Who are you?

You’ll be a confident creative with plenty of ideas and the gumption to speak them out. Our nimble team is perfect for someone who enjoys creating their niche and taking initiative. 

We’re looking for experience, but the capacity to learn quickly and keep on learning is even more valuable. If you’re the type of person who wants to hit the ground running, then you’ll fit in just fine.

You’ll also be working closely, not just with the Dev team but with creatives across all of our teams. A collaborative mentality is a must, whether producing great work or just wading into the conversation on our team channels.

Work composition

  • 60% Back End Development
  • 30% Testing / Quality Assurance
  • 10% Front End Development

What you’ll be up to:

  • Researching and creating new and exciting ways to develop our back end offering for use on all our websites
  • Making sure that functionality and fixes are thoroughly tested prior to release
  • Compiling and analysing data, code and processes to catch problems and uncover areas of improvement
  • Working together with the front end developers and other teams to establish and complete objectives, and build a more functional, cohesive coding etiquette across the board
  • Producing ideas for new programs, products of features based on current industry trends and innovation
  • Making sure that recorded data is presented correctly and working with leadership to implement improvements based on such data
  • Educating and training other members of the team on your expertise, while developing them for yourself

What we’re looking for:

  • You’ll have a first-rate knowledge of specific languages, including PHP and JS. You’ll also know MySQL and Rest APIs inside-out
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of the web development cycle, as well as programming techniques and tools
  • You’ll be well versed in GIT-based workflows, and how to implement them into a system
  • You’ll have a proven track record of using WordPress and WooCommerce to create scalable, high traffic websites
  • You’ll have a solid understanding of WordPress functionality, including building and utilising bespoke plugins, working with Wp-Cron, transients, caching and query optimisation
  • You’ll have a focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement
  • You’ll be a fast and efficient worker with great time management skills
  • You’ll be a team player, able to work and communicate effectively with other team members
  • You’ll be a strong solo artist too, being able to take ownership of a project and finish it in a timely manner

What’s next?

We know what it’s like not to know what’s going on with a job application. Here’s how our hiring process usually works:

  • We’ll review your application and portfolio
  • If we love what we see, we’ll set up a call with our Managing Director, Digital Director and Head of Development so we can ask you hard questions about yourself

You can apply below.

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