Blaze Online

Blaze Online is a WordPress development and design agency that exclusively works with WooCommerce online stores. Our team of experts have years of experience in developing high-converting ecommerce stores, and we use our knowledge to help our clients take their businesses to the next level. We know that a great user experience is key to online success, so we focus on creating beautiful and intuitive stores that are easy for customers to use.

We are based in Australia, with a growing team of talented and skilled team members in the Philippines. Our team loves working with Blaze Online because they get to work from home but are still part of a great team and company that's constantly improving their skills and learning new ones. Plus we offer attractive compensation and performance bonuses.

In today's rapidly evolving business environment, it is crucial for employees to constantly update their skills and knowledge in order to stay competitive. At our company, we prioritize ongoing learning and development for our employees by offering mentoring opportunities and providing access to online learning platforms like Udemy and Codecademy. We believe that investing in the growth of our employees not only benefits them personally and professionally but also helps drive the success of our organization as a whole.

Mission

You will work with the existing development team and customers to learn, maintain, and improve our current and future Wordpress + WooCommerce projects.

You will also contribute a broad range of technical expertise, contributing to the planning and implementation of functionality and logic across web and mobile platforms and products.

As part of the development team, you’ll help to define the most effective approach to implementing features and prioritizing of requirements against a roadmap, taking into account performance, stability, and scalability.

Your experience in navigating the diverse ecosystem of tools, frameworks, and 3rd party platforms will ensure the team is exploring a range of approaches to deliver the right solutions for our clients and their users.

Competencies

The perfect candidate shall meet the following criteria:

Core Values

Demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in all roles; candidates must evidence their own set of moral beliefs as part of the application process.

  • Excellence
    • setting high standards for ourselves and our work.
    • continuously seeking to improve and learn new skills.
    • striving to surpass expectations and deliver exceptional results.
  • Integrity
    • We always strive to do the right thing, even when it may not be easy or popular.
    • We are transparent in our actions and communication.
    • We hold ourselves accountable for our choices and behavior.
  • Innovation
    • We invest in research and development to find new, innovative solutions.
    • We encourage our employees to think outside the box and come up with creative ideas.
    • We prioritize implementing new technologies and processes that improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Skills and Experience

We are seeking a web developer with a minimum of 3 years of general web development experience, PHP and WordPress experience are highly regarded.

The ideal candidate is someone who is actively working in the WordPress realm and on plugin development and who is knowledgeable about the most recent WordPress releases and standards and who has the ability to trace codes.

  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Javascript, and jQuery.
  • Expert at developing using WordPress standards, creating custom WordPress plugins, and intimate understanding of Custom Post Types and WP hooks work.
  • Knowledgeable in tracing and modifying (when necessary) third-party WordPress plugins.
  • Hands-on experience with third-party integrations and mobile-first responsive design implementations.
  • Understanding of RESTful Web Services technologies such as JSON, SOAP, and HTTP.
  • Experience with node a bonus - we have some clients with 'headless' or doucoupled WooCommerce sites with node frontend.
  • Quality-focused with excellent attention to detail.
  • Works both independently and with other developers and has the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Experience drafting functional specifications and coding WordPress themes.
  • Writes well-documented code.
  • Excellent English communication skills - written and verbal and able to address difficult concepts to intended audiences.
  • Customer focused. Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment interacting with multiple clients efficiently and able to provide assistance while maintaining a professional and friendly approach.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Thrive in team environments, and enjoy getting things done.
  • Work ethic. Possesses a strong willingness (commitment) to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard.
  • Must be methodical and detail-oriented. Should be able to walk through processes step-by-step, and be capable of delivering a high level of accuracy.
  • Flexibility/adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.

Additional Information

  • Daily scrum meeting Mon to Fri at 8:30am to 9:30am.
  • Compensation package commensurate with previous work experiences and skills.
  • Mentoring opportunities and access to online learning platforms like Udemy and Codecademy.
  • Participate in employee performance bonus and incentive schemes.
  • Work 8 am to 5 pm Philippines time, Monday to Friday (earlier start and finish times can be proposed).
  • Work from home - you must have a reliable PC/Laptop and internet connection, and a place where you can work uninterrupted.
  • Monthly internet allowance.
  • Strictly observes national Philippine holidays.


If you've got the skills and you're ready to work with a growing, dynamic company; we want to hear from YOU!