Software Engineer (WordPress)

CuriosityStream Inc.

CuriosityStream Inc.

Posted 1 year ago
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Job Type

Full time


United States


$130,000-$140,000 Annually

Experience Level


Job description

We are seeking a Software Engineer with a strong background and preference for WordPress development to join our talented engineering team. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and collaborator, can flexibly work across sites developed with both traditional and modern approaches and has developed custom plugins and themes for the platform.


  • Collaborate with the product team and technical lead to scope, estimate, and develop high-quality features for our WordPress platforms
  • Maintain site performance and security by delivering incremental updates via regular bug fixes, enhancements, and third-party updates
  • Generate documentation for all developed features and enhancements
  • Craft code that meets best practices and internal standards for maintainability and style
  • Perform application validation and verification testing


  • Deep knowledge of extending WordPress using its various developer APIs
  • Familiarity with the broader plugin and theme ecosystem, particularly WooCommerce
  • Experience integrating WordPress with third-party services
  • A strong understanding of modern development approaches for PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience using Git and Git workflows in a team-based setting
  • Proficient with command line tools such as Composer, npm, WP-CLI, etc.
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills

Would be a plus

  • Past WordPress agency experience
  • Experience using CI & CD in a team environment
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Fluent in engineering best practices and able to incorporate them into feature work
  • An understanding of approaches to scaling high traffic web applications
  • Strong knowledge of web application security
  • Knowledge of technologies such AWS and other third-party APIs

Curiosity Inc. is the entertainment brand for people who want to know more, with documentary series and features covering every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. The company is home to award-winning original and curated factual films, shows and series showcasing science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With approximately 23 million subscribers worldwide and thousands of titles, the company operates the flagship Curiosity Stream SVOD service, available in more than 175 countries worldwide; Curiosity Channel, the linear television channel available via global distribution partners; and Curiosity Studios, which oversees original programming. Curiosity Inc. recently completed the acquisition of One Day University, which provides access to engaging talks and lectures from the best university and college professors in the United States. Curiosity Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CuriosityStream Inc. (Nasdaq: CURI)

Curiosity is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status, or any applicable legally protected status.

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