Back-end WordPress & WooCommerce Developer

Freshy, a leading NY & DC based WordPress web design agency, is looking to hire for a remote freelance back-end WordPress/WooCommerce developer role.

Remote position

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • The candidate must have deep experience in web development and be highly motivated to do exceptional work
  • Customizing the functionality of WordPress based websites by implementing new functionality, often via code or additional plugins
  • Working with the Freshy support team to add features requests to client websites
  • Working with the Freshy project managers and development team to implement creative solutions to solve functionality requests during development of new websites
  • Assisting with importing and exporting large amounts of data — such as users, custom post types, WooCommerce products, orders, etc. — sometimes on a recurring basis via cron jobs
  • Customizing the WooCommerce functionality — including product pages, filtering, shopping cart, checkout, subscriptions, etc.
  • Implementing custom animations and other heavily-modified user interface (UI) designs
  • Architect and develop new backend features and plugins, custom functionality, and theme integration
  • Customizing/overriding WordPress core and plugin functionality via included hooks
  • Implementation of 3rd party APIs into WordPress websites
  • Taking initiative and approaching projects with a confident and positive attitude
  • Clean, understandable, and well-documented/commented code
  • Management of the website back-end including database and server integration
  • Creating custom WordPress plugins as needed
  • Troubleshooting performance issues and implementing fixes
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts in a simple and understandable way


  • 5+ years backend-end WordPress development experience
  • 5+ years of WooCommerce experience
  • WordPress theme and plugin customization experience
  • Tech stack includes CSS3, HTML5, advanced jQuery, advanced PHP 8, JSON, SQL
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools including Git and SVN
  • Knowledge of Composer, NPM, and other build process tools a plus
  • Experience integrating 3rd party APIs preferred
  • Experience using the command line, SSH, WP-CLI preferred
  • Experience writing code with a focus on security and performance
  • Deep understanding of WordPress core
  • Familiarity with React and WordPress block editor a plus
  • Search engine optimization experience preferred
  • Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager experience preferred
  • WPML, ADA, and GDPR knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management, including flexibility with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines
  • Ready to work in a fast paced environment

Job type:

  • Freelance contract position with potential for full time employment. This is a remote work position with working hours based on Eastern Time Zone (ET).


  • Based on experience


Please send the following info to [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio of work
  • Salary or hourly rate range