Вакансия WP/PHP Principal Software Engineer & Team Lead

19 вакансий
Специализация: PHP
Уровень: Team Lead
Опыт: 5 лет
Уровень английского: Advanced/Fluent
Город: Минск
Режим работы: Полный день
Размер компании: 800
Возможна удалённая работа: Да

We are looking for a WP/PHP Principal Software Engineer & Team Lead, who will be a part of a team that solves complex challenges and builds working software by:

  • Collaborating with your PO to groom backlog and break down stories into small functional slices

  • Maintaining an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.

  • Impressing responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.

  • Practicing positive interactions – lean on encouragement in place of judgment.

  • Being open to new ideas and encouraging innovative practices amongst peers

  • Actively working on broadening or adding a skill

  • Asking for assistance when problems become challenging

  • Balancing best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)

  • Delivers stories/tasks that are “committed” within a timebox

As a Principal Engineer, you will consider the premier developer on the team. It is therefore your responsibility to engineer solutions within a large-scale platform to enable our client’s business while supporting the strategic architectural vision of quality, scalability, performance and function.

Principal Accountability | Technical Planning

  • Owns technical design for a sprint including high-level flow diagrams, ERD, service contracts

  • Ensures the whole team understands the technical plan, reasons for it, and adherence to it.

  • Considers testability in design with focus on code determinism, abstraction, and modularity

  • Commands a broad awareness of dependent projects and considers them in design

  • Works with Enterprise Architects to ensure a team’s direction is in line with the enterprise vision

  • Defines technical acceptance criteria (where necessary) for each story

  • Integrates the technical PBIs and works with PO/client to justify and schedule those efforts

Principal Accountability | Software Development

  • Communicates important details of the solution design to everyone on the team

  • Encourages collective code ownership through CI and promotes frequent code check-ins (daily)

  • Practices and teaches unit test development to achieve at least 80% code coverage

  • Addresses technical debt constantly - escalating when it becomes risky to time or quality

  • Develops with an awareness for team needs and acts as resource/mentor for junior members

  • Oversees the merge up/down process

  • Carries out root cause analysis on defects to ensure fixes are happening in the right way

  • Keeps an up-to-date local development environment to reduce risk

Principal Accountability | Team Leadership

  • Translate and break-down strategic technical vision into a consumable form for the team

  • Assure team productivity meets a high standard that can be quantified

  • Low-level development, testing and deployment tasks have ownership by team members

  • Frequently thinks out loud about design with the team and a higher level design committee

  • Helps team members define clear, small, and testable tasks

  • Enforces the team’s Definition of Done

  • Liaises between the team and management to assure needed skills are represented on the team

Principal Accountability | Software Inspection

  • Ensures daily code check-ins (through spot checks) are happening by each member of the team

  • Employs static code analysis to identify code readability, anti-patterns, vulnerabilities & defects

  • Monitors unit level test results after code is committed and holds team to account on quality

  • Considers cyclomatic complexity of code and drives project refactors where necessary

  • Enforces transparency of the inspection process via Continuous Integration and reporting

  • Reviews QA test plans for technical coverage

  • Conducts cross team and inter-team code reviews

Principal Accountability | Release Planning

  • Drives and adheres to a well-defined code promotion process

  • Supports and is accountable for timely releases and adherence to release activities

  • Resolves defects in a timely and effective manner

  • Identifies tactical risks and raises/resolves issues effectively

  • Ensures that operational teams are effective during deployment (dry-run or production)

  • Follows up with infrastructure to create service accounts, permissions, access rights, etc

  • Creates deployment documentation which outlines WHERE & WHAT?

Principal Accountability | Thought Leadership

  • Collaborates outside of the product team to encourage a development community

  • Establishes and carries out formal and informal educational sessions (lunch & learn, etc)

  • Encourages self-study by promoting best practices and bringing in external perspective

Technical Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of the product development life cycle and software development life cycle

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the WordPress space

  • Exceptional knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery

  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers.

  • Experience with WordPress Gutenberg block editor

  • Strong understanding of React, Angular and other front-end frameworks

  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications

  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites

  • Knowledge of SAAS, CSCC or LESS preprocessors

  • Comfortable working with browser debugging tools found in Chrome, Firefox and Edge, as well as debugging proxy tools such as Fiddler

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git and SVN


  • 5+ years experience in WordPress

  • 2+ years experience in React

  • Experience in crafting modern PHP

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines

  • Experience with server-side technologies such as Redis or Elasticsearch

  • Experience in more advanced areas of JavaScript (state management; async operations)

See the company description page for more details.

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