Lead Wordpress Developer

Engineering San Francisco, California


Our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. We are disrupting an industry by changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent.


Glassdoor’s B2B Marketing team is looking for a Lead WordPress developer to drive the development of our new Glassdoor for Business website. You will work on the the B2B Marketing team and lead technical efforts related to the design, development, and delivery of this new website, written in WordPress. The primary responsibilities for this role include:

  • Build and ship high-quality, mobile-friendly features and functionality for Glassdoor’s B2B Marketing website (WordPress)
  • Act as team scrum master, leading technical efforts and assisting with the planning, specification, and wireframe process
  • Work closely with our talented product, marketing, and design teams to ensure that solutions are implemented within scoped timeframes
  • Mentor and assist other engineers on the team

This is a hands-on role. We look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises. In this role you will work with a small, collaborative team of engineers, product managers, and designers. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Most importantly, we look for people that can prioritize, multi-task, roll-up-their sleeves, and deliver quality products – because it’s a lot more fun to get things done.

The Team

The B2B marketing team owns the Glassdoor for Business website (glassdoor.com/employers), the cornerstone of Glassdoor’s employer experience. The website enables prospects and customers to engage with Glassdoor products, consume content, and view their performance. Members of the team work cross functionally with B2B product managers and engineers to ensure the website supports greater company initiatives while providing a best-in-class user experience for our customers. The small team has a large impact on Glassdoor’s revenue and success.

Skills and Requirements

  • 5+ years of working with WordPress: building sites with high traffic volume from scratch and developing templates, themes, and plugins
  • 5+ years of experience with PHP/LAMP/LEMP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript / jQuery
  • In-depth understanding of WordPress underpinnings, data models, and development best-practices
  • A proven track record of delivering world-class, responsive, mobile-friendly websites in collaborative environments
  • Experience leading challenging, full-stack technical efforts
  • Experience mentoring other software engineers
  • Experience securing WordPress instances, and a strong security mindset
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a good eye for detail and quality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to translate business requirements into website functionality
  • BA/BS or relevant experience
  • Experience with Git, Gulp, Node, Webpack, and React are a plus

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 80% dependent coverage
  • Long Term Incentive Plan 
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.