Backend Developer - with flair for Wordpress

For our Development department in Copenhagen we’re looking for a Backend Developer, who is well versed within the field of custom Wordpress development and also confident within anything from API integrations, to commerce systems.

The role

You will become a part of our development department and you’ll work in agile project teams with other developers, UX-specialists and designers. You will play a significant part in defining new projects and also participate in the maintenance of existing solutions. Most of all, you’ll be spending the majority of your time writing code.

With interesting Wordpress projects in our pipeline as well as an array of large and medium sized Wordpress projects with a demand for new features we are looking for a developer who knows their way around a modern Bedrock based Wordpress architecture.

As a backend developer we also expect you to be able to integrate various API based products in our solutions and engage in constructive dialogue about the architecture of our projects.. At the same time, you are capable of grasping and understanding the client’s digital business in order to make technical decisions based on what brings value to the table.

How we work

We keep an open mind when it comes to new technologies and we work with a tech stack which we continuously seek to expand and modernise. We do so in order to meet the client’s needs as well as the general technological development with cloud solutions, micro services, decoupled systems, etc. And naturally, we also use and enjoy Open Source.

Adapt has more than 20 years of experience and originally began with a Perl-based backend. Since then, we have made steps to include PHP-based frameworks from Drupal, Symfony, Laravel and Wordpress. At the moment, we’re of course quite interested in the usage of headless and decoupled systems. Other technologies include node.js and Rust.

We are 25 developers who are writing code for the small, large and very large projects that we work on everyday. These include self service solutions, advanced e-commerce, Apps, CMS, marketing funnels and widgets. Meanwhile, we make sure to create and maintain an inspiring, professional and relaxed working environment, with room for professional meetings as well as cake committees, a midday run or clinking beers on fridays.

About you

Reading this, you might have noticed that our tech stack is ever changing. We don’t have a set of requirements as to what we are expecting of you within specific technologies. But, we do expect that you have the courage to continue down the path we have paved. Being able to further develop the solutions we already have going for us, but also being keen on trying out new technologies and having the urge to take them for a spin. That way we can expand our tool box and become better at knowing which tool to pick up for coming projects, whether it be the screwdriver, hammer or pliers. Therefore, you are probably comfortable with much in the list below or maybe you can surprise us!

Web development in general

  • Experience with Laravel and/or other PHP frameworks

  • Experience with git.

  • Experience with GraphQL and/or REST API

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Knowledge of Micro Service architecture

Wordpress

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of building WordPress CMS websites using the best practice & de facto standard plugins

  • Knowledge of existing builtin WordPress functions.

  • Knowledge of WordPress data structure

  • Dependency management via Composer

  • Creation of custom post types.

  • Creation of plugins/widgets

  • Theme/template integration.

  • Knowledge of WordPress Network (Multisite) beneficial.

  • Experience creating multilingual websites.


We envision you having previous experience from a similar position, but do not hold your horses if you find the position intriguing!

About us

Here at Adapt, we’re at the forefront of digital development. Our many years of experience in creating and improving digital solutions for our clients has made us into the people we are; a strong team of around 140 competent professionals who, on top of that, are an incredibly caring bunch. We encourage both personal and professional development which is why we also always have a number of students and/or apprentices working and improving their skills in our offices. We have several locations around the globe, from Vilnius to Boston, and in this position you will be located in our office here in Copenhagen. We value our collaboration with our clients highly, we put a lot of trust in each other, and we purposely work together to keep up all the good we stand for.

Any questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact Technical Director Christian Asmussen at 33 41 10 50 if you have any questions regarding the role. When you’re ready, send through your application and your CV via career@adaptagency.com and with the title “Backend Developer” in the subject line.