Web Development

Lead WordPress Developer

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About the role

Lead Web Engineers have advanced knowledge of PHP and JavaScript and experience building large-scale performant applications. In addition to writing code, they are familiar with systems-level concepts.

With an ever-evolving knowledge of cutting edge techniques, and an understanding of the constraints of scope and budget, a Lead Web Engineer is also expected to be a good communicator; they are skilled at providing actionable feedback and recommendations both internally to managers/teammates and externally to clients/vendors.

Lead Web Engineers deliver successful projects by writing quality code, driving technical strategy, and taking absolute ownership over the quality of all Engineering deliverables on their projects.

Lead Web Engineers must be capable of serving in a technical lead capacity across the most technically complex projects at 10up; collaborating across multiple disciplines in order to drive forward Engineering process and deliverables.

This role is fully remote and is open to applicants located anywhere around the globe.


Develop complex WordPress plugins, themes and blocks.
Contribute to the improvement of the Engineering discipline via thought leadership and mentorship.
Strategic technical leadership Drive strategy and lead back end technical vision of large, technically complex projects in collaboration with other key disciplines and stakeholders..
Leverage WordPress APIs and extend the WordPress admin experience.
Solve complex problems in simple ways.
Juggle current projects with incoming tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Engage meaningfully with clients; leading demos and driving discussions.
Test solutions across multiple browsers and platforms in a local testing environment.
Deploy changes to live servers.


At least five years experience in back end focused web development.
Project-level leadership experience e.g. leading a team of engineers to solve a complex problem.
Expert skills in: PHP, JavaScript, React.js, WordPress, HTML, CSS and Git.
Experience building custom blocks in the Gutenberg block editor.
Ability to setup a local environment and expertly debug performance and caching issues across environments.
Proficiency in verbal and written English; ability to communicate professionally with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients.

Nice to have

Agency experience
Remote experience


Fully remote position in a global team
Flexible work schedule
Paid time off & holidays
Paid parental leave
Bonus opportunities
Professional development budget

Recruiting Process:
1. Submit Resume & Code Samples for review
2. 45 minutes First interview
3. 60 minutes Engineering interview
4. 30 minutes VP of Engineering interview

About the company

10up is an award-winning full-service digital agency with a customer-centric service model and unrivaled leadership in open platforms and tools for digital makers and content creators. 10up’s services include user experience and interactive design, content strategy and creation, website and app engineering, SEO and online revenue strategy, and managed services. Our 250+ distributed team members provide end-to-end digital project expertise.

10up has a diverse client roster that includes Fortune 500 companies, influential content publishers, innovative startups, and impactful nonprofits. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, ESPN, The New York Times Co., and Walmart.

10up has been leading the remote workforce movement for 10+ years. Our teams are distributed across six continents and 29 countries. All of our positions are fully remote (and always will be), and are open to applicants all around the world.

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