Full-Stack WordPress Developer at The MITRE Corporation
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do.
The R centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values.
We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.
With a focus on Innovation for Public Good, MITRE Engenuity works with industry leaders, innovative start-ups, top academic institutions, investors, other non-profit organizations, and government liaisons to solve complex challenges that are critical to national security, the global economy, and our way of life. We are committed to ensuring that democratic principles prevail in the face of global strategic competition and are leading innovation in cybersecurity, 5G, semiconductors, health analytics and pandemic preparedness, AI, and other advanced technology areas aligned with MITRE’s Horizon Strategy.
Through our efforts to advance industrial knowledge, drive R collaboration, act as a neutral third-party convener, and drive workforce development, we are creating generational impact that is in the public interest and valuable in the marketplace. The Go to Market team manages the MITRE Engenuity brand, messaging, and campaigns to align with MITRE processes and positioning while driving results for MITRE Engenuity, our programs, and our partners.
The Go-to-Market Team is seeking an experienced Word Press dev who is passionate about beautifully written code and accessible web experiences, to dive into the development and deployment of our websites, plugins, and UI features.
As a Word Press Developer, you’ll work collaboratively within the Go-to-Market Digital Presence team to build custom, brand compliant, accessible websites, with thoughtful user experiences for both admins and end users.
You will optimize code within the code base, assist with implementation and deployment, and partner on QA testing and bug-fixing. Your input will help determine appropriate tools, methods, and solutions for projects, bridging design, development, and production of websites.
The position requires strong organizational and time management skills as individuals work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects. Successful candidates must be hands-on but also strategic, with excellent communication skills.
+ Please include a link to your portfolio.+ Acute attention to detail+ Passion for developing clean, semantic, optimized code for maximum speed, scalability, and effect for various devices, operating systems, and browsers.+ Eagerness to ensure websites are WCAG and W3C compliant.+ Experience using gn principles to produce reusable code blocks.+ Proven ability to create well-structured and maintainable Word Press site themes from scratch.+
Experience using a high-level of specificity to target elements for CSS and JS.+ Experience building Custom Post Types using CPT UI and Advanced Custom Fields.+ Proficiency in developing Word Press plugins to support custom site functionality and integrations.+ Experience conducting website performance tests.+ Skilled at optimizing websites for mobile users.+ Extensive experience working with project-based teams.+ Collaborative with designers, marketers, and content producers on projects to meet business needs.+
+ B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.+ 5-8 years of experience.+ Extensive knowledge of the Word Press core codebase+
Experience working with Divi Theme+ Front-end UI implementation+ Custom Word Press theme and plugin development+ ACF+ Word Press REST API+ Flex Box+ WP CLI+ Apache or Nginx webserver+ Networking knowledge
Technical Account Manager at Automattic
At Automattic, we have the power to create opportunities for people in every corner of the earth. We offer people flexible, challenging and rewarding careers with true impact and scale. You could be on the outskirts of a jungle, living a nomadic life out of a van, in a major city or a small town that doesn’t have a central business district—as long as you have an active Wi-Fi connection, you could be an Automattician.
We’re looking for seasoned Technical Account Managers to join our product teams on WordPress VIP, Special Projects, and Newspack.
As a Technical Account Manager, you will:
• Drive our customers’ adoption of WordPress and other Automattic products and services. Draw on your technical acumen and customer-facing skills to effectively represent Automattic.
• Lead discussions with senior leadership regarding technical and product strategy, incidents, trade-offs, and risk management.
• Work with developers and senior engineers to provide advocacy and strategic technical guidance, to help customers plan and build solutions that proactively drive application health.
• Develop close relationships with your customers, in order to understand their business/operational needs and technical challenges, and help them achieve the greatest value from our products.
You are motivated by impact, whether that’s achieved by rapid deployment of bespoke, high-profile sites; helping newsrooms take control of their online publishing; helping businesses with their digital transformation; or working with some of the most influential companies in the world to get the most out of WordPress.
Your style is to get things done while reducing friction for your colleagues and customers, to respond rapidly when called upon, as well as being proactive. You view our customers as partners and pride yourself in establishing long-term relationships. You enjoy managing projects and timelines and working with everyone from engineers to GMs and VPs of Sales.
In addition, you have experience with:
• Influencing customer outcomes, analyzing customer health metrics, and tracking customer interactions via tools.
• Collaborating closely with team members to support renewals and expansion opportunities.
• Gauging customers’ levels of engagement with the company and providing feedback to internal stakeholders regarding product and service improvements.
• Creating structure in ambiguous situations and designing effective processes.
• Leading customer on-sites, conducting service reviews, and empowering customers to achieve success and gain the greatest value from our products.
• Effective problem-solving, conflict resolution, and context-switching.
• Distilling and accomplishing goals and wish-lists into concrete next steps.
• Remaining undaunted by managing risks in high stakes situations.
• Conducting kick-off calls and getting everyone on the same page.
• Working with WordPress or other web technologies.
• Bonus points for software development and architecture experience, but writing code is not in scope for this position.
Prospective Technical Account Managers will be evaluated by the WordPress VIP, Special Projects, and Newspack teams. Candidates may indicate a preferred area of interest.
As a TAM for WordPress VIP, you will help drive our Enterprise customers’ adoption of the VIP platform by managing and understanding our customers and partners from discovery, through launch, and beyond. WordPress VIP TAMs are the principal operational customer contacts for the ‘voice of the customer’ internally. You will influence how our customers best engage with our platform and complementary Automattic products and services.
WordPress Special Projects Team
As a TAM on the Special Projects Team, you will regularly audit, review, and recommend improvements to customer sites and work with designers and developers to implement those recommendations. You’ll draw on your project management, organization, and communication skills to move large scale site-builds forward.
As a TAM for Newspack, you will work directly with our growing roster of small- and medium-sized news publishers to migrate their sites to WordPress and launch on the Newspack platform. You’ll troubleshoot technical and editor-facing issues as they arise, work with publishers to leverage and optimize Newspack’s feature set, and drive adoption of best practices in digital news publishing and monetization. You’ll also work closely with our product engineers to refine the Newspack product based on experience, expertise, and publisher input.
We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Tumblr, Simplenote, Jetpack, Longreads, Day One, PocketCasts, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.
We’re a distributed company with more than 2000 Automatticians in 96 countries speaking 120+ different languages. We democratize publishing and commerce so anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or country.
We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Automattic
We’re improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our DEI committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly DEI People Lab series for further learning. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Learn more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our Automattician Resource Groups. diversity, equity, and inclusion and our Employee Resource Groups .
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