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Software Engineer - React - (Remote - US)

Company: Mediavine
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Mediavine is seeking a React Engineer to join our Trellis team. This engineer will contribute to our exciting new WordPress theme framework alongside a team of seasoned engineers with a passion for code quality and a fun work culture. Applicants must be based in the United States.

About Mediavine

Mediavine is a fast-growing advertising management company representing over 8,000 websites in the food, lifestyle, DIY, and entertainment space. Founded by content creators, for content creators, Mediavine is a Top 20 Comscore property, exclusively reaching over 125 million monthly unique visitors. With best-in-class technology and a commitment to traffic quality and brand safety, we ensure optimal performance for our creators.

Mission & Culture

We help content creators build sustainable businesses. From educational tools and cutting-edge plugins to ad technology that maximizes earnings without slowing down your site, our motivation is to ensure your brand and business grow in every respect.

We are striving to build an inclusive and diverse team of highly talented individuals that reflects the industries we serve and the world we live in. We are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels welcomed. We are looking for individuals that will challenge us to continuously evolve and make Mediavine the employer of choice for people of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage minorities and individuals from underrepresented groups in technology to apply for this position.

Diversity and inclusion arent platitudes to us; we take them seriously. Have a look at our team and read through our blog posts to learn more about our values and to discover if Mediavine is the place for you!

Position Title & Overview

Were looking for an engineer to work on Trellis our WordPress theme framework. The goal of Trellis is to provide an out-of-the-box solution for blazing fast sites, with emphasis on PWA experiences, optimized CSS, and built-in image optimization. This role is best suited for someone who enjoys learning about and working on all aspects of a product, as the Trellis product suite encompasses both an expansive WordPress theme framework and a set of related cloud services.

Trellis uses a wide set of tools. The WordPress theme includes vanilla Javascript and Preact (user-facing functionality), PHP, and React (admin dashboard and WordPress Gutenberg blocks) while the cloud services are primarily built in Node. We also use tools like Webpack, Composer, and Circle CI. Its not important that you love and deeply understand every tool in this stack, but its important that youre committed to rolling up your sleeves and collaborating effectively with your teammates who are working in other areas of the stack. Youll be supported by dedicated support engineers, a dedicated product manager, a QA team, and other engineers with extensive experience with these tools.

Were working in a mature code base that has some challenges, chief among them sparse testing coverage and documentation. Were actively working on improving this and more, but were doing it iteratively and in the context of product requests. Ideal candidates will have both an intrinsic desire to improve the code and a pragmatic approach to accomplishing this while continuing to ship. We value consistency and sustainable effort, not sacrificing stability or our health to check a box.

This is a very collaborative role that requires excellent communication skills. Youll be working with a team of 3-5 developers as well as directly with QA, product, and support on a regular cadence. We have brief daily stand-ups and other bi-weekly scrum meetings. The happiness and health of our engineers is a top priority of Mediavine, and we want to ensure you are challenged, thriving and enjoying the work you do and the people you get to do it with.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the core Trellis theme, as well as child themes
  • Work with our design and product teams to optimize user experiences
  • Implement strategies to automate and optimize development
  • Work with our QA team to ensure that releases meet requirements
  • Make architectural decisions related to new and existing features
  • Providing code reviews for teammates

    • Applicants must be based in the United States.
      You Have
      • Deep understanding of WordPress, including the hook system and child themes
      • Experience writing custom Gutenberg blocks
      • Experience with React
      • Experience with object-oriented PHP
      • Experience with CSS preprocessors (we use SCSS)
      • Experience working with Git on teams
      • Experience working on a fast-moving and asynchronous remote team
      • A passion for code quality
        Nice To Haves
        • Experience setting up Webpack configurations
        • Experience with CI/CD workflows (we use CircleCI)
        • Building against Lighthouse
        • Experience with Node for backend services
        • Experiences with service workers and PWAs
        • Using TDD, including WordPress testing frameworks
        • Ownership of/contributions to at least one published theme or core contributions to WordPress itself
          • Fully remote work environment
          • Travel opportunities (remember those?!)
          • Comprehensive benefits including 401k, Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
          • Learning allowance
          • Generous Vacation/Time off policies
          • Additional side benefits such as home-office upgrades, tuition reimbursement, paid gym memberships and wellness retreats, upgraded flights, cool swag and more
          • Company match charitable donations
            Mediavine is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Mediavine, Houston , Software Engineer - React - (Remote - US), IT / Software / Systems , Houston, Texas

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