15+ Best Sites for Finding WordPress Jobs and Gigs
Looking to make a fresh start with your career? With WordPress, you can work from anywhere in the world – all you need is a laptop, decent wifi, and this list of WordPress job openings.
Gone are the old days when you had to physically commute to work. Now, if you work for a distributed company with a remote workforce, all you need to do is fire up your computer and you’re good to go. And it doesn’t matter if you’re working from your kitchen table, your favorite cafe with your headphones on, or next to a pool on a scorching hot day in Seville (I did this at WordCamp Europe in 2015!).
Yes, many WordPress companies have employees based in different countries. Take Automattic, for example, the company behind WordPress.com. At last count, it had 537 employees on its books, spread across 50 countries. WPMU DEV, too, is mostly made up of remote workers, with developers and support staff members living in 30 different countries.
If you’re tired of your current job and thinking, “sign me up!”, then this is the list for you. Loads of WordPress companies and agencies list their job openings on their websites, so I’ve curated this mega list to get you started.
So scroll through, check out what’s available, and don’t forget to bookmark this post so you can check back regularly and see the latest jobs that are being advertised.
Happy job hunting!
WordPress Companies and Agencies
Haven’t heard of Incsub? Sure you have! Incsub is the company behind WPMU DEV and we’re always on the look out for new people to join our team. While our head office is in Melbourne, Australia, we have developers, designers, support staff members and writers based all over the world – 30 countries, last time we checked.
Currently, we’re looking for a DevOps Engineer, a Core Developer to work on Upfront, and Support SuperHeroes.
Whether you’re looking for a job in marketing, development or as a “Happiness Engineer,” Automattic is always advertising new positions. In the past two years alone, the company has more than doubled its workforce to 537 employees.
Automattic’s CEO Matt Mullenweg is a vocal proponent of the distributed workforce model and everyone at the company works from the location they choose. About 70% of projects are tracked on P2-themed WordPress blogs, 25% in private chat rooms and the rest on Slack.
Some current, past and unsuccessful Automatticians have written about their experiences applying for and working with the company:
- Automattic’s remote hiring process
- This CEO runs a billion-dollar company with no offices or email
- My Fourth Anniversary at Automattic
- My Brief Life as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic
- 10 Lessons from 4 Years Working Remotely at Automattic
WordPress development agency 10up recently launched its new Careers page, which features some nice photos, a few nice blurbs about what it’s like to work for them, and company benefits, like paid time off and holidays, professional development and paid parental leave.
Open positions are listed at the very bottom of the page and currently include roles for a Front End Engineer, UX Designer, Project Manager and Visual Designer.
Managed web host WPEngine lists its jobs by office location: Austin, San Francisco and San Antonio in the US, Limerick in Ireland and London, UK. Jobs are also filtered for different departments, including accounting and finance, customer experience, engineering and dev ops, marketing, people operations, product and design, sales and technical support.
There are lots of jobs up for grabs, including a Senior Product Designer position in Austin, a Software Engineer in Quality in Limerick, and a number of tech support positions in Austin and San Antonio.
WPEngine also has a fairly active Twitter account for its job openings.
Human Made specializes in enterprise grade WordPress development and consultancy for high-profile clients across the globe. Established in 2010, the agency has about 20 employees who live all over the world and get together for regular meetups.
The company is currently looking for a Temporary WordPress Sysops Engineer, Part Time Support Engineer, a PHP Developer and a Front-End Developer, as well as a summer intern.
Crowd Favorite was the very first digital agency focused primarily on the WordPress platform. Established in 2007, it now focuses on enterprise-level projects. The company has nine international offices with more than 50 employees.
Modern Tribe is another design and development company that specializes in large-scale implementations of WordPress. There are current job openings for front-end and backend developers and a Digital Strategist. If you’re interested in keeping up-to-date on new jobs openings, there’s a mailing list for that, too.
Free beer, unlimited vacation, gigabit internet and team lunches. What’s not to life about working at Flywheel? The managed WordPress hosting company was launched back in 2012 with a focus on hosting for designers and creative agencies. With more than 70 staff members, the company is quickly growing, though there’s only one job currently up for grabs: Happiness Engineer.
DreamHost is another managed WordPress hosting advertising for jobs online. Benefits at the Californian-based company include paid vacation, free lunch, free hosting (duh!), 401k, bonuses, and ownership opportunities.
If you haven’t heard of Elegant Themes’ visual builder Divi, you must be living under a rock. Starting out as a theme company eight years ago in CEO Nick Roach’s college dorm room, the theme shop – if you can still call it that – now has 40+ employees.
Elegant Themes is currently looking for a WordPress Developer, Affiliate Marketing Manager and Content Creator.
Interested in working in information security? Want to work anywhere on the planet? Maybe a beach in Hawaii or while taking a lunch break fly fishing a stream in Alaska?
WordFence is looking for a Security Analyst: Forensics and Remediation.
Codeable’s careers page boasts that only 2% of applicants get in so “if you’re not that good, save yourself some time!”
Think you’ve got the chops to work at the Denmark-based company? Fill in the application form. Good luck!
WordPress Job Boards
This no-nonsense jobs board lists positions for everything from design and development to migration, performance and plugin development and include short-term projects, longer term contracts and other employment opportunities. If you want to keep tabs on new jobs coming up, each position type includes an RSS feed so you can subscribe and stay up-to-date.
Another WordPress-specific job board, WP Hired advertises for positions in eight categories: design, migration, performance, plugin development, programmer, SEO, theme customization, and writing.
Remote Work Job Boards
Working Nomad publishes a curated list of remote jobs for digital nomads. It features easily filterable and searchable job listings.
This job board is sponsored by Remote, the book by the guys who founded Basecamp. There are remote jobs for everything from customer service and web design to WordPress and front-end development.
When you type “WordPress” into the FlexJobs search form, up pop 292 results, mostly development roles but also positions for Happiness Engineers, Writers and Content Creators.
Good Luck Job Hunting!
There’s a growing market for WordPress professionals worldwide, whether you’re a developer, designer or writer, and while not all jobs are advertised, between these sites listed above there are thousands of opportunities to choose from.
And if you’re still stuck in a rut as to what to do what your WordPress career, why not enroll in our WordPress Careers Masterclass in The Academy? (Enrollment close soon so get in quick!) Course Instructor Rachel McCollin offers lots of practical advice on planning a career move, options available, and case studies of WordPress people kicking ass in the real world.