The Senior Developer role at Angry Creative
Our best Senior Developers drive what we can do as an agency, and use their experience to lead teams in delivering technical excellence for our clients. You will be a key part of a Unit, working with customer-facing roles to design technical solutions, promoting best practices internally and externally, and helping to oversee the successful technical delivery of client projects.
As a senior WordPress developer here at Angry, you will likely have expertise across a number of engineering languages and frameworks, with a WordPress and WooCommerce focus. Like our technical team, you will likely have enjoyed exploring opportunities and technologies outside the standard WordPress stack – including React, PWAs, Elasticsearch, Lavarel, VueJS, Svelte, Task runners, CI/CD and advanced API integrations.
Typical activities include:
Leading the development of WordPress and WooCommerce projects including but not limited to implementations of our product Qala
Scoping and estimating projects and project tasks working closely with Client Success Managers and directly with clients
Presenting work, ideas and proposed solutions to internal and external stakeholders
Coaching and mentoring members of the team
Problem-solving and testing proposed solutions with MVPs and prototypes
Communicating and reporting on project development activity in team stand-ups, client meetings, daily written communications including but not limited to Slack
Collaborating with commercial, design and development team members to create and deliver successful project outcomes according to Agile methodology
Contributing to our internal products, and open-source projects
Representing Angry Creative at industry events and conferences
We encourage an environment where communication reigns supreme! Angry Creative prides itself on being an open, diverse, collaborative place to work where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves. Your voice matters here!
What we look for in people
At Angry Creative, we highly value and encourage an open mind. As a remote-first company, it is imperative that we actively engage and communicate with one another. This allows us to create an environment where collaboration, communication and supporting each other fosters the growth of great ideas and innovative approaches to how we work.
We want you to be creative, see the big picture and be able to anticipate the impact of your contributions to the wider scope of a project. On a team level, we want you to question how things are done, to always look for ways to do things better and seek out effective solutions to problems.
We are a fast-paced agency where things change rapidly. We try our best to stay on the edge of WordPress development, we push the boundaries of what it can do and constantly look for ways to take the technology further and to new heights. Your ability to adapt and a genuine passion for innovative development will be key to your success.
We are looking for someone who is
Naturally inquisitive, finds great satisfaction in finding solutions and has exceptionally strong problem-solving skills.
Someone that loves learning and sharing knowledge with others and actively seeks out support from the wider team to help improve their skills
You’ll understand what’s needed now and also have an eye on the future, and want to contribute to this
We try to find specialisms for each person within our technical team, which combines their interests with the needs of the company. Such as a coding language or methodology, or coaching and mentoring.
Senior Developers will often progress towards the Solution Architect role, which focuses on project planning and scoping and leading the technical implementation of projects.
Flexible working: We have flexible working hours to ensure a work-life balance. Everyone is free to manage their own day depending on priority.
Team socials: Each month we like to celebrate all our great work with a team social.
Annual company meet-up: Each year we organise an annual in-person company meet-up.
Education and development: You are in control of your learning and development. Working together with your manager to plan out what areas you’d like to focus on.
Hungry Creative: Our lunchtime learning and talks sessions. The company provides food and you get to listen to co-workers or external speakers during your lunch break.
Home office: We offer an allowance to help you get your home office set up.
Applications reviewed and a shortlist of people will be given a pre-interview task and asked to attend an initial phone/video meet
Successful candidates will be asked to complete some personality and competency tests (this takes about 30 minutes in total)
Successful candidates will be asked to provide 2 references and offered the role if there are no outstanding questions
Angry Creative is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment. We value, support and celebrate differences in backgrounds and experiences, and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups in our industry.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.
At least 5 years of experience delivering WordPress projects (brochure sites, e-commerce, LMS, Multisites etc)
At least 3 years of experience working in a fast-paced agency environment, working with multiple projects and clients with a strong understanding of the commercial goals of a web development agency.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Accurate project task estimations and delivery within project budgets
Passion for WordPress development
WooCommerce implementation, configuration, advanced troubleshooting and bug fixing
HTML, PHP, CSS
Gutenberg custom block development, advanced troubleshooting bug fixing
API development, integration
Professional proficiency and fluency in English verbal and written
Location must be UTC +/- 1
Ability to explain complex technical concepts and requirements into non-technical business-oriented language
Convert business requirements into technical requirements ie. scoping client requirements, validating scope, organising technical project milestones etc
Enterprise-scale development and deployment experience
Digital marketing and analytics integrations (GA4, performance metrics and tools)
Strong client-facing skills
Bilingual professional proficiency and fluency in English and Swedish, or other European languages
Expertise in WooCommerce development and troubleshooting skills including but not limited to payment gateways, headless integrations
LMS development, deployment, troubleshooting and bug fixing
Development of internal products
Education and personal growth
Open Source contributions
Recruitment referral bonus
The Angry culture
Since 2020, Angry Creative has been an international team, with people based throughout Europe and South Africa. We are relishing the opportunity to hire people from a wide range of locations, and believe that diversity is a force for amazingness. You will find a team of people passionate about collaboration and supporting each other, and an environment that puts as much emphasis on the team as it does on delivering work.