Application/WordPress Plugin Developer

Location: Philippines

Work Arrangement: Work from home / Hybird

Work Hours: 2AM – 11AM EST, follows Philippine holidays

The Role:

We are seeking an Application/WordPress Plugin Developer to join our DevOps team. We’re looking for an innovative thinker who is not afraid to take on big challenges. A person with attention to detail and a high standard for excellence.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, debug, document, maintain and enhance internally developed end-user applications
  • Provide end-user training, documentation, and support for applications developed/supported
  • Verify, validate, and test code changes
  • Consult with departmental personnel for requirements for new development/refinement and problem definition
  • Research and resolve problems with browsers, desktops, mobile devices, application and database servers, and related software
  • Reproduce reported software problems, analyzing logs, data, and system results to provide comprehensive and robust information to developers so they can quickly resolve the problems
  • Resolve difficult issues, often with little information, spanning across large and distributed systems
  • Help with critical customer issues that are reported to Success personnel. This includes reproducing and documenting production issues, analyzing logs, or clarifying intended functionality
  • Identify software defects and other issues, both in written and oral language
  • Ensure testing activities always lead towards the growth of HMG collective knowledge through strong test cases and knowledge base documentation
  • Create structured, clean, and cohesive test cases for all new features and/or functional changes in the software, organized into repeatable test suites
  • Build a deep understanding of HMG products, customers, product configurations, and data
  • Research new product features, technologies, and customer operational practices and seek out information from peers about changes and document findings
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as needed by the business

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field preferred
  • Experience working with WordPress themes and plugins, and developing web-based applications using HTML5, PHP, Perl, Angular, Node.js, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience working in a UNIX or Linux environment
  • Experience with Postman to document, test, and monitor highly desired
  • Must have a working knowledge of testing principles and practices, a breadth of understanding in testing methodologies, and experience performing a variety of kinds of manual testing
  • Must have a working knowledge of at least one RDBMS database and understanding of other types of databases and data storage means (caching solutions, NoSQL, Key/Value Stores), their benefits, and purpose in software. Experience with MySQL is a plus
  • Able to understand and or develop platform-specific scripting platforms. Linux/Mac BASH is a plus
  • Must have a working experience reading and analyzing log messages, and demonstrable understanding of the purpose and value of logging
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, close attention to detail supported by strong experience using MS Office applications: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, for presentation, organization, and analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently, maintain a professional demeanor, and work as a team member without daily supervision
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic, varied, and fast-paced environment. Flexibility, tolerance to change, adaptation, pragmatism, and commitment are a necessity
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