WordPress Front-End Engineer



Posted 1 year ago
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Job description

This position is open to applicants in the US and Canada


Kanopi Studios is a Design, Development & Support Agency with a fully distributed team of people who are experts in Drupal & WordPress.

Our clients have a mission; we designbuild and support websites that help their mission thrive.

But we want our employees to thrive as well. Because our team members do great work for great clients, Kanopi works hard to support them in their careers as they continue to create a better web.

As a result, our business continues to grow, and so must our team. We\’re excited to announce this opportunity to join our team as a WordPress Front-End Engineer.


As a Kanopi Engineer your day-to-day includes working closely with your project managers and technical leads; responding to support tickets, running updates and doing site configuration; creating and maintaining custom themes, plugins, and documentation; and being a resource for your peers. You will be developing and maintaining sites while keeping yourself accountable to schedules, estimates, project requirements, and high standards of quality.

Your typical work week might include:

  • Building and supporting a wide variety of WordPress sites.
  • Prioritizing tasks between projects, project managers, and clients.
  • Contributing to the technical design of sites, features, and functionality.
  • Writing correct and clean custom themes and plugins and consistently using best practices.
  • Working with gitflow and pipeline automation to commit your code regularly.
  • Communicating regularly with your team about task estimates and progress and identifying potential problems.
  • Using documented user stories, technical requirements, data models, and process flows in your development work.
  • Problem-solving, collaborating, and asking questions proactively.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect with your team and on your projects.


  • 2+ years of WordPress custom development experience or the equivalent.
  • Experience working within an agency environment and with remote teams.
  • Experience identifying and surfacing potential project issues.
  • Inclusive, supportive, and thoughtful interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with modern development tools and methods such as atomic and responsive design, gitflow, container-based environments, task runners, CSS preprocessors, IDEs, and CI/CD platforms.
  • Awareness of performance, security, and unix server administration.
  • Exposure to a variety of project management styles (waterfall, agile, scrum).
  • Bachelor\’s or Master\’s degree in Computer Science or related experience.

At Kanopi, we believe a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and voices make for a better workplace. We strongly and enthusiastically encourage people of color, individuals who identify within and beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women, and people with disabilities to apply.


This position is full-time. Salary and compensation is commensurate with experience. Not to worry. The pay is competitive and what you\’d expect for this role. This is a 100% remote role, but you must live and be able to work in North America.

If you think this post was written just for you, here\’s what to do next:

  • Submit your resume.
  • Send us a cover letter, including your answer to the question below.

Now About that cover letter This is VERY important!

Please include all of the typical reasons why you\’d be an outstanding candidate for this position, plus answer this question: What is your favorite piece of technology?

Our screening process takes a bit of time, because we like to ensure that you are the perfect fit for us, and we are the perfect fit for you! After we\’ve taken a look at your application, we will send you a series of questions that will help us get to know you better. From there, you will engage in several interviews with members of our team, and a skills assessment or two in order to take a look at how you do the things you do! Some candidates may even do a mini-project, depending on the role you are interviewing for. We\’ll be happy to explain a bit more once we\’re in the interview stage.

Please note – we try to make an effort to contact every applicant to let you know the status of your application, but we are human, so if you don\’t hear from us, drop us a line!


Fully Remote: Work where and when you do your best. It\’s about feeling connected to others, having a flexible schedule and staying healthy.

Top Talent: Since we are not limited by walls, our ability to hire the best is limitless. Collaborate, learn and surround yourself with a strongly skilled and diverse team.

Travel: Love to see the world? So do we. Just find a place with good wifi, get connected and make great work happen!

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by Kanopi Studios in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

No agencies, recruiters or overseas applicants.

More Information on Kanopi Studios
Kanopi Studios operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kanopi Studios was founded in 2010. It has 57 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Remote Work Program, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Days. To see all 11 open jobs at Kanopi Studios, click here.
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