Lead Wordpress Developer

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Marcus Lawton

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Our client maintains a growing number of high traffic wordpress websites across the globe. They are looking for a great Lead Wordpress developer to ensure these websites remain fast and optimised so we can deliver great content to their users. You will lead a team of wordpress developers and work closely with Design and QA to ensure best practices are met. This is a fully remote role and our business hours are 9-5:30 Monday to Friday.


  • Reporting to the Head of Tech and the Co-Founders, you will monitor performance of their existing portfolio of websites ensuring they are fully optimised, fast, secure and error free
  • Migrate and upgrade new websites to hosting environment ensuring they follow best practices
  • Support webmasters and site editors with performance optimisation of their websites
  • Brief external development agencies and ensure work is delivered to a high standard

Requirements & Tech Stack

  • Strong knowledge of the WordPress Platform
  • Understands WP architecture and knows how to perform database and plugin/theme optimization for WordPress
  • Experience developing AMP-friendly and mobile optimised landing pages
  • Knowledge of Google Web Core Vitals/Lighthouse for SEO Speed Optimization
  • Experience scaling high-traffic websites, for example using caching technologies to improve performance (redis, memcache, CDN's)
  • Strong knowledge of linux, including web servers such as nginx, apache and configuring for optimal performance
  • Experience with cloud-based environments such as AWS, GCS, Azure, DO and running wordpress websites in the cloud
  • Ability to monitor, measure and optimise site performance using tools such as GTmetrix, PageSpeed Insight/Lighthouse and react to changes with the Google algorithm
  • Strong experience with best security practices (locking down wordpress sites, ensuring server access is secure)
  • Excellent Communication and Leadership

What's in it for you?

  • A brilliant opportunity to grow your career & work with a fun, fast paced & growing company, prepared to let you shine
  • Flexible & relaxed, remote working environment
  • If joining as an employee; Free Deliveroo Lunch every Friday,
  • Quarterly Social events (Go Karting, Christmas Ball, et al). Government guideline permitting
  • 33 days Annual Leave
  • Free, Multisite 'The Gym Group' access
  • A Competitive Salary; reviewed annually and incentivised / bonussed accordingly
  • If joining as a contractor; minimum 3/6 month contract, £350-450 per day.
  • They are on an exciting journey of growth and have other benefits in the pipeline