Senior WordPress Frontend Developer Full Time

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Modern Tribe is looking for a talented WordPress Frontend Developer in North America to join our team as a part-time employee. (If you are in Central or South America and think you’d be a good fit – lets talk).

Do you have a dog eared copy of ‘Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja’ beside your bed? Would you be excited to work on large scale WordPress projects that actually require your JavaScript skills? Would you be stoked to push the limits of where JavaScript and WordPress can play nicely together?

The opportunity calls for a mixed set of skills. We need someone with expert level CSS skills, impeccable WordPress experience, and solid JavaScript, PHP & MySQL skills. Experience building sites with extremely large loads is a plus. We like our stuff to run fast and smooth. We are looking for a unique snowflake – maybe it’s you?

Who We Are

Modern Tribe is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

Who You Are

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • Happy: Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • Helpful: Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • Curious: It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
  • Accountable: Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.

We’re currently working on high-profile WordPress implementations that range between conventional to seriously bleeding edge. We will want to see plugin code examples – public plugins are ideal. We want people that are able to develop code that can withstand high profile sites and intense loads. You should be comfortable working as part of a team – your code will have to integrate into an existing architecture. If tightly optimized code get’s you excited – you’re probably a good fit.


  • ARCHITECT: Work with design team to architect and document theme solutions using best practices
  • ADAPT: Integrate code into existing theme architecture
  • COLLABORATE: Coordinate with designers, back-end developers and other theme devs
  • PERFORM: Produce code solutions that load quickly and smoothly
  • REVIEW: Be a part of QA team and optimize / review other team members’ code

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Fluent English speaker

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of WordPress theming best practices
  • Experience with LESS or Sass
  • Comfort in advanced JavaScript projects
  • Mid level to advanced PHP Skills
  • Basic LAMP / LEMPS skills
  • GIT
  • Proficiency at local environment development
  • Experience with extending and customizing the WordPress media manager and other JavaScript in the WordPress admin
  • Experience with API requests and parsing responses in JavaScript

Additional Experience (Bonus Points)

  • Examples of plugins / code that you’ve released to the open source community
  • Experience with es2015 and Babel
  • Advanced WordPress debug skills
  • Apple Mac dev environment
  • Experience with JavaScript templating. We like: Angular, Backbone, Handlebars, React and Underscores templating (basically we hope you will be pro at one of the many different templating options out there right now)


Work from anywhere in North, Central or South America. Please do not apply if your timezone is outside of the US range and if you are not totally fluent in English. You just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.


Pay range is between $35-$50 US per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. The gig is about 10-15 hours a week of work. This opportunity is for a part-time job, though we are always seeking longer relationships with kick-ass people.


We believe distributed working is a way of life. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. Also, if you work enough with us, we’ll bring you on our awesome team trips.

Ready To Apply?

If you’re ready to apply, hit the link in the sidebar on this page and view the complete gig description at our site. BEFORE APPLYING, please read the gig listing carefully. So many people seem to apply without actually reading it. Once you’ve read the listing in full and are confident you’re ready to rock, hit the “Apply” button and fill out the form.

Make sure to include the following with your application, or it may not get processed:

  1. A link to your LinkedIn or online resume
  2. A link to at least 2-3 work samples you’re comfortable having our team evaluate
  3. Your favorite color (so we know you read this!)

Once your application has been reviewed, someone from our recruiting team will be in touch!


Tagged as: CSS, javascript, PHP, wordpress

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 2 months ago
  • Expiration date: March 28, 2017
  • Job Title: Senior WordPress Frontend Developer
  • Hours: 40h / week
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