Freelance WordPress developer talent required

We are always on the look out for specific types of freelance talent who can help us with our ongoing projects & commitments. But before a recruitment agency or an off shore company rushes a reply; please take a moment to read the below…

Glass Mountains is what I would call a ‘virtual agency’, we don’t have a fancy office, all of our team are remote. Everyone is dotted around the UK (plus a designer in Germany) so we rarely meet up face to face. Normally we’ll communicate via the usual battery of online tools (Slack, Skype, Zoom, plus lots of others).

We have a core team of around 6 people, that’s me (Joel), who owns/runs the company. The a few other designers, developers, and admin folks. Most of these people are worked with GM for many years – so we’re looking to form a long term relationship here; this is not a shout out because we have an immediate issue on a project. If you are looking for a bit of work to tide you over before you take up your next full time contract etc; we are not for you.

Who you are?

You will have many years experience with developing with WordPress*. By developing I mean you’ll be a solid programmer by trade – you’ll obviously know PHP inside and out, and you may well know other languages as well (though we are just WordPress here). You’ll know all about WordPress, how it works, how to troubleshoot it, how to squeeze performance out it. You may have even written your own plugin (or know about how to do it).

(*to stress again: you need to a seasoned WordPress developer; you are not designer, or a generalist, or an SEO expert, a plumber etc)

You’ll know the usual tech stuff very well e.g. GIT, the linux command line, DNS, CDN etc etc. So, whilst you’re not a sysadmin, you know more than enough to get by.

What you’ll do?

We build a lot of bespoke designed sites and our WordPress designers normally need to work with a full WordPress dev at some point to reach the finishing line. That could be helping with plugin configuration, sorting out Advanced Custom Fields etc.

You’ll help put websites live (most of our sites site on WPENGINE) & will help troubleshoot any issues that crop up.

When you’ll work

That’s very much up to you but this role only really suits a seasoned freelancer with various bits of availability each week – i.e. this does NOT suit someone with a full time role or contract; we’re not looking for night owls here. This suits a WordPress dev freelancer who is already juggling (and is planning on continuing to do so) multiple clients.

We typically only need a couple of hours of so a week but, if we need more, we’ll agree and plan that with you. Work is generally pretty regular.

Slack etc help us chat about workload and when stuff needs to happen – it’s always jointly agreed so no undue pressure etc.

If that sounds you, then please get in touch – but please, please make sure the above fits you first.

Joel

p.s. if you are recruitment company or an off shore agency then sorry, but there is no point in getting in touch.

p.p.s if you are a technical student and know a little about PHP / WordPress (and are prepared to learn more), then we might be able to find ad hoc work for you.

 

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