WordPress Engineer


Want to help us, help others? We’re hiring!

GoFundMe is a global community of over 100 million people with the common purpose of helping one another. Our mission is to help people help each other by making it safe and easy for people to ask for help and support causes—for themselves, each other, and their communities. In 2022, GoFundMe joined together with Classy, a leading nonprofit fundraising software company that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Together, GoFundMe and Classy have empowered people and organizations to raise more than $25 billion since 2010. Our vision is to become the most helpful place in the world.

Join us!

The GoFundMe is looking for a dedicated WordPress Engineer, where your expertise in WordPress development will help drive the success of our fundraising platform. In this crucial role, you’ll be tasked with developing, maintaining, and enhancing our WordPress multisite, ensuring dedication, availability, and scalability. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you’ll help maintain our custom theme and plugins, perform site audits, and integrate third-party services to deliver an exceptional user experience. This position offers the unique opportunity to contribute to a platform that empowers individuals to support causes they care about deeply.

The ideal candidate will bring a blend of technical skills, creativity, and organizational prowess to elevate our content strategy and execution.

The Job…

  • Help maintain the GoFundMe WordPress multisite, focusing on high performance, availability, and scalability.
  • Create custom blocks, templates, and plugins that meet our business requirements, adhering to the highest standards for security and code.
  • Work collaboratively with design, communications, non-US locale managers, and the marketing content coordinator to ensure a cohesive and scalable website.
  • Conduct regular audits for security, performance, and SEO, implementing necessary enhancements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex WordPress-related issues.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in WordPress, coding standards, and web technologies to continuously refine our website.
  • Offer technical guidance and contribute to our team’s knowledge-sharing efforts.
  • Facilitate the integration of third-party services and APIs to augment website functionality and engagement.
  • Ensure all code deployed to production is thoroughly tested and of the highest quality through code reviews.
  • Engage in project planning, providing insights and estimates for development initiatives.

You are…

  • 2+ years of WordPress development experience, with a focus on custom theme and plugin development.
  • Proficient in front-end technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery).
  • Strong skills in PHP and MySQL, with a keen understanding of relational database design.
  • Experienced with essential plugins such as Advanced Custom Fields, Gravity Forms, and Yoast.
  • Proficient in version control (Git).
  • In-depth knowledge of website security, performance optimization, and SEO best practices.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Experience with responsive and adaptive design.
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies and project management tools.
  • Proficient with FIGMA.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment.

We would like to see…

  • RESTful API integration experience.
  • Experience with headless CMS (e.g., Headless WordPress, Contentful).
  • Knowledge of React and other modern JavaScript frameworks.
  • Familiarity with M-Particle, Google Analytics 4, and other analytics tools.
  • Experience with localization tools, such as Smartling.
  • Familiarity with LOCAL (by WP Engine) for local development.

Why you’ll love it here…

  • Market competitive pay
  • Rich healthcare benefits including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses
  • A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday
  • Learning & development and recognition programs
  • Gives Back Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every week for a donation from the company
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together.
  • We live by our core values: impatient to be great, find a way, earn trust every day, fueled by purpose
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!

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