Lead WordPress Developer / Tech Lead – Remote Flex

Birmingham, West Midlands
£50,000 - £55,000 Plus Benefits + Remote Flex, & Flex Hours
23 Jan 2021
12 Feb 2021
Industry Sector
Agency, IT / Technology
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Web Developer

We’re looking for a WordPress Tech Lead to join our fast-growing web agency. This role will be ideally suited to someone that has come through the ranks of WordPress development and is now looking to take a step away from the daily website site build process and focus on working with a team of highly skilled WordPress developers and helping us deliver high quality WordPress websites to our clients.

Role Info:

WordPress & WooCommerce Technical Lead / WordPress Development Lead
Reading HQ for internal meetings, workshops, etc / Remote
£50,000 – £55,000
Plus Benefits – Remote Flex, & Flex Hours

The Role:

Our successful candidate will be self-motivated and highly organised, rallying the troops for a successful project outcome. The roleholder will be highly effective in their communications, with attention to detail. They’re not afraid of tackling the hard issues, and love it when a plan comes together! They’ll deliver results that exceed expectations.


+ Lead a growing WordPress team, managing the developers, tasks, schedules, and deliverables.
+ Find technical solutions to solve WordPress & WooCommerce problems
+ Liaise with customers to ensure their WordPress websites are performing as best as they can be
+ Manage and delegate WordPress support tickets
+ Combine technical expertise with leadership and communication skills.
+ Communicate effectively with senior management, developers and partners.
+ Share best practices and improve processes across tech teams, mentoring junior developers.
+ Manage the development, release, and maintenance of WordPress/WooCommerce projects
+ Track and report the status of projects to Senior Management.
+ Drive innovation for the core business operations by recommending viable technologies.
+ Anticipate issues, identify future choke points, and work ahead of time to alleviate potential issues.

Skills Required:

+ A solid understanding of project management including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans, perform resource allocations, and run team meetings.
+ Manage Agile development processes for multiple projects, using various tools such Jira, Asana, Slack to name a few. Provide leadership during daily team scrum sessions.
+ Highly experienced in WordPress & WooCommerce
+ Ability to build WordPress plugins
+ Ability to build API's from scratch
+ Strong knowledge in PHP, MYSQL,Nodejs, Javascript, JQuery, CSS, HTML, AJAX, My SQL.
+ Lots of experience working with WooCommerce and WooCommerce plugins
+ Testing and Debugging/UI Testing
+ Experience with version control such as BitBucket or GitHub
+ Solid understanding of object-orientated principles.
+ Ability to run a team of devs and manage day to day running of multiple projects.
+ Strong communication skills as it will require client interaction

Beneficial / Bonus Points:

+ Experience with roots tool stack for WordPress (Sage, Trellis, Bedrock)
+ Frontend Technology Stacks (ideally with React/Vue/Angular etc)
+ Laravel experience (we work in both WordPress & Laravel)
+ An eye for UX design although you will be expected to work closely with a designer

What we can offer:

We promote an open, positive working environment, with a professional yet easy-going atmosphere.

As a growing agency you will have a real opportunity to help shape our future, and the role is only limited by your imagination and business acumen.

+ Salary £50-£55k / year (depending on experience)
+ 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
+ Pension plan, including company contributions
+ Leaders value each employee, and are committed to the team’s growth and success
+ Regular training and development opportunities
+ Regular social activities based around significant company achievements.
+ Relaxed working environment
+ Flexible working hours (we don’t believe in 9-5!)
+ Coffee machine, tea, mineral water and fresh fruit
+ Table Football, Xbox, VR and chill out areas to unwind

Who are we?

We develop web and mobile apps for brands, startups and established businesses looking to take their online presence to the next level. We have just moved into beautiful new offices in Grazeley, just outside Reading (M4 Junction 11) where we have undergone a modern refit including Table football, VR, and chillout areas in a lovely rural location.

If you're a passionate and engaging and driven individual this is an excellent opportunity to be part of the beating heart of the onsite team and make a real mark within the business as we grow.

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Lead WordPress Developer, Senior WordPress Developer, WordPress Development Lead, WooCommerce, WordPress Development Manager.

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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