WordPress Engineering Manager - Remote (US & Canada)
Company: Kanopi Studios
Posted on: May 16, 2022
This position is open to applicants in the US and Canada
About Our Company
Kanopi Studios is a Design, Development & Support Agency with a
fully distributed team of people who are experts in Drupal &
Our clients have a mission; we design, build 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
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 Engineering Manager.
About The Job
As a WordPress Engineering Manager, you lead, manage, and hold
accountable a team of our WordPress developers, ensuring the
quality of their work and the growth of their careers. Your success
in this role takes excellent and compassionate communication,
resourcefulness, collaboration, big ideas, and initiative when
faced with ambiguity.
This role has a hands-on engineering component. The need varies
from client to client, and can include anything from custom code
and team leadership to general consulting and guidance on
architecture. You'll be instrumental in leading our technical
teams, and be a guide in our always-changing technical
When balancing your time, your goal is to be roughly 60% billable
on client projects. The remaining 40% of your time focused on
growing and mentoring your team, establishing better tools and
processes, and ensuring a high-quality end product for our clients.
You will report to Katherine White, CTO.
Your day to day will be a combination of the following:
- Engaging one-on-one with your team members, understanding their
unique needs, technical specialties, aspirations, and opportunities
- Collaborating with the rest of the Engineering Management and
TechOps teams to set the technical priorities, processes, and
direction for the department.
- Helping your team stay unblocked and on target.
- Architecting projects by guiding technical strategy,
development, and deployment, ensuring the delivery of outstanding
- Building flexible and reusable code that helps us become more
efficient and stretches our capabilities.
- Assisting with technical sales engineering documentation,
calls, and pitches.
- Assisting with technical research and development and special
About The Compensation & Work Requirements
This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with
experience. This is a 100% remote role, but you must live and be
able to work in the United States or Canada.
NOW... LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU!
We are looking for candidates with---
- Experience leading engaged, distributed development teams
working on both support and build projects in a professional agency
- Experience with WordPress across the full spectrum of
specialties - theme development, plugin development, and
- Experience serving as a technical architect or solutions
architect for an agency
- Strong organization, project management, and client
- Technology expertise with insights about technology trends and
- Proven ability to translate complex technical concepts and
challenges for non-technical and client audiences
- WordPress performance optimization
- Decoupled WordPress development experience
- WCAG 2.1 compliance experience
- Familiarity with Drupal and WordPress architectures
- Exposure to multiple project management methodologies
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related
discipline preferred (but not required)
- Understanding of automated deployment workflows and tooling
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.
If you think this post was written just for you, here's what to do
- Submit your resume.
- Send us a cover letter, including your answer to the question
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
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!
Kanopi is a distributed agency-meaning that we get the job done
from our homes, from a co-working space or coffee shop-wherever we
do our best work. We are collaborative and dedicated to creating
awesome websites for our clients.
Benefits Of Working At Kanopi
Fully Remote: Work where and when you do your best. It's about
feeling connected to others, having a flexible schedule and staying
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.
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