Associate Software Engineer

At WP Engine
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on September 11th

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
WP Engine powers digital experiences for over 150,000 customers in 140 countries. Over 5% of all internet traffic visits a WP Engine site each day! We are the leader in enterprise WordPress sites and are leading the digital transformation for businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries.

At WP Engine, we are on a mission to help our customers win online. Whether that’s helping an aspiring entrepreneur to turn their hobby into an online business or a multinational corporation to launch a new campaign in weeks instead of months, our platform is there to help them win — whatever that means for them. Behind every customer is our award winning Technical Support team, supporting all of their WordPress questions and needs.

We are searching for a Software Engineer, Associate to join the team focused on maintaining and enhancing our Growth Suite application. This application enables freelancers and agencies to take their business to the next level. This role will include mostly back-end development (Ruby), some front-end development (Vue), and lots of development in between.

You’ll be responsible for developing all aspects of the Flywheel web application software stack, maintaining almost-flawless functionality, and adding brilliant, brand-new features. You’ll also work with our design team to ensure our software is beautiful and easy to use. We believe design matters for internal tooling too!

The Day to Day:
  • Write, test, integrate, debug, and operate software applications that are resilient, robust, and perform at scale
  • Understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by WP Engine’s customers and the internal teams supporting them
  • Write clean, maintainable code
  • Contributing to brainstorming, kickoff, and strategy sessions with your agile product team
  • Be an outstanding teammate to all of us, no matter location, function and seniority level

Your Expertise and Passion:
  • 0-2 years of writing high quality, maintainable, deployable, testable, and highly usable software applications in Ruby on Rails or Python on Django.
  • Demonstrated history of continuous learning and ability to stay current with technology trends
  • Natural problem solving abilities, an inquisitive personality, and an eagerness to take on the challenge of big problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Hungry to learn and discover the right tools for the job
  • Excited about working for a quickly growing company that faces new challenges & opportunities every day
  • You believe design matters and are an advocate for user experience

Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Our target customer is building with WordPress, so WordPress experience will be quite helpful
  • Cloud technologies and services - GCP, AWS, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience with Google Analytics

Perks and benefits
  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)
  • One-time $500 Home Office Stipend
  • Company Wellness Days
  • Wellness Program

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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