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Engineering Coach PHP

WP Media wishes to hire a new engineering coach php. If you have experience with web applications at scale, consider applying.
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As an engineering coach, you will be responsible to empower team to successfully deliver sprint objectives. Our engineering team consists of 4 PHP and 2 Python developers.You will help them to grow, and choosing the right technical directions. You will guarantee the quality of our code base, and making sure that what is delivered meet the expectation of the product direction.

You will spend approximatively 60% of your time on engineering and 40% on coaching.

These activities and timings are a guideline, it is acknowledged that on a week-to-week basis there will be variations driven by the needs of the business.

What you will be doing

  • Empower team to successfully deliver sprint objectives
  • Increase team culture and collaboration between developers
  • Taking leadership on technical choices
  • Pushing high quality code
  • Contribute to continuously improving our code base through new features and big fixes development.
  • Day-to-day sprint work in order to :

    • provides technical leadership
    • set priorities
    • empowers team to make decisions
    • drives continuous improvement
    • keeps team focused and moving forward
    • empowers team to deliver sprint objectives and quality
  • Collaborates with Product Owner, other teams, and manager to plan sprints
  • Develops team's technical expertise and mastery
  • 1:1s and Performance assessments
  • Hiring

What Do You Need To Excel at This Job:

Deep knowledge of PHP

You will bring proven experience in building, improving, and maintaining PHP solutions. You develop using modern PHP (for example, OOP, Composer, or PSR’s) but also know when to use procedural.

Experience with web applications at scale (hundreds of thousand of users)

Our services receive millions of requests per day which is constantly growing.

We will need your experience to scale it.

Experience with coaching and leadership

You have an experience of loading and helping a team of developer to grow.

Previous experience with Scrum

We are using Scrum methodology to develop our software, you should be used to work with Scrum.

Knowledge of WordPress (bonus)

Our products are built on top of and used within WordPress. We use a superset of WordPress coding standards. If you don’t have WordPress experience, we’ll teach you. We’ll show you how to leverage its APIs and helper functionality.

Knowledge of Python (bonus)

Several part of our stack is using Python (Django), knowing Python would be a great help for our Python team

What Else You Should Know About Our Company: WP Media

Founded in 2014 in the beautiful Lyon, France, WP Media is an equal opportunity employer with a distributed team of +30 teammates living around the world.

Do We Share the Same Values?

Mutual respect, collaboration, and inclusivity.

These are the fundamental values that support our life as a team.

Healthy balance between work and private life.

We encourage our employees to enjoy their family and their hobbies with flexible working hours and minimum vacation policy (you should take a minimum of 5 weeks per year).

We care about the work you do, not about the hours you sit at your desk.

You can organize your working day with flexible working hours. There are no time cards to stamp, just customers to make happy and friendly teammates to work with!

We like to see each other in person whenever possible.

Every year, we organize a trip with the whole team and spend a week of coworking and fun activities together.

To give you an idea, so far we have traveled to Spain, Portugal, and Mexico:

Now that we've told you so much about us, it's your turn. 😉

Let us know why you would like to become our Engineering Coach and why you think you are the person we are looking for.

We can’t wait to receive your application! 🌟

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