Save My Exams is looking for Senior Full Stack WordPress Developer

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Job Description

Save My Exams is an online education platform dedicated to helping students achieve better grades. We create high-quality and affordable resources that are used by millions of students, tutors and teachers all over the world to make studying easier and more enjoyable.

The Role

We’re looking for a Senior Full Stack WordPress developer who cares deeply about education and is capable of owning all technical responsibilities at Save My Exams.

As a Senior Developer, you will create new features, improve existing code, squash bugs, and help us rapidly scale our platform.

The position is full-time.

To love this role, here’s the type of person you are:

  • You’re a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through from conception to completion. You will “own” features/tasks and are responsible for independent scoping, development and testing.
  • You’re an excellent communicator, fluent in both verbal and written English, who makes sure nothing slips through the cracks. We believe communication is critical and there is no such thing as over-communicating. You choose the right time and the right medium to communicate.
  • You have the curiosity and desire to learn and grow your skills.
  • You’re passionate about education and are excited to work on tasks that impact millions of students all over the world.
  • You take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of your work rather than just doing it to get it done.
  • You’re a team player who is comfortable working alongside and helping other developers, and you don’t take critical feedback personally. You welcome and embrace critical feedback.
  • You’re happy jumping between front-end and back-end development tasks, or tackling tasks which require both.
  • You’re happy working on tasks of all sizes – from small bug fixes and enhancements to large features/rewrites.
  • You’re excited to be a key member of a small, remote company solving problems and taking responsibility in areas both inside and outside of development.

Your Responsibilities

  • Brainstorming & problem-solving with product, content and marketing teams
  • Scope, write & build new features & applications
  • Test software to ensure responsiveness & efficiency
  • Architecture of the entire platform
  • Maintaining & enhancing site performance
  • Develop & manage well-functioning databases
  • Triaging bugs & small enhancements
  • Write, organise & update technical documentation & processes
  • Website & data security


Skills & Experience – the must-haves

  • 5+ years of experience as a full stack WordPress developer
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to iterate and ship ideas quickly
  • Ability to keep complex ideas and features simple
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently & remotely
  • Version control (Git / Github)
  • Frontend:
    • Responsive HTML/CSS (ability to hand-write and make standards compliant)
    • Javascript
  • Backend:
    • PHP
    • MySQL (custom tables, queries & data structures)
    • Javascript / jQuery
  • WordPress:
    • WooCommerce & WooCommerce Subscriptions (with ability to customise)
    • Custom WordPress theme development (without the use of frameworks or starter themes)
    • Custom WordPress plugin development

Skills & Experience – the nice to haves:

  • Write effective APIs
  • Front end Javascript frameworks (React, Angular, Node)
  • Experience with Avada theme custom development
  • Specific WordPress plugin experience with Advanced Custom Fields & WooCommerce
  • WP-CLI experience, with ability to create custom commands
  • Server configuration, infrastructure management & basic Dev Ops
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Best practice UI / UX with ability to create wireframes & mockups
  • Experience hiring & leading a team of developers
  • Previous freelance or remote work experience


Working for a fast-growing bootstrapped education company is a rare opportunity, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. Our positions are challenging, but also come with amazing advantages and opportunities. Here’s what we offer:

  • Annual salary £50,000 – £75,000, depending on experience & skills
  • Pension contribution
  • Remote working: work from your home or wherever you want! We’re UK based but our team are spread out all over the world – UK, Mexico, France, India and more.
  • Reasonable hours: we don’t expect (or want) you to work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Control over your time: choose to work when you’re most productive.
  • Report directly to the CEO/COO
  • We happily provide or reimburse software you’ll need as well as books or courses that promote continued learning.
  • We give you the opportunity to solve challenging and meaningful problems that make a real difference to the lives of millions of students.
  • Ability to work with some of the best people in Edtech through frequent interactions.
  • Ownership & autonomy over your work and decision making
  • And in case you were wondering: no politics, no b.s., and no jerks!

The Process

  • Here’s an overview of our hiring process, so that you know what to expect:
    • Application form
    • Online technical test
    • Online interviews
    • Test Project
  • Finally, we’re looking for someone who is able to start by the 15th January 2020.

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