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Senior Wordpress Developer

Sage (UKI) Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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Agency, IT, Other
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Sage tech makes business life better, easier and more profitable for thousands of SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs all over the world. We do that by making our products every bit as individual as the business needs they serve. And behind each product are the teams who create, support and tell the world about them. Our Digital Marketing team is right where the action is. They’re individuals too. We wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, it’s their talents, personalities and hard work that makes all our digital content – from TV ads to TikTok – so uniquely engaging for people looking for a better way to do business. That’s why we’ll nurture your individuality in any way we can - with flexibility and a great work/life balance – so that you can always bring your whole self to work.

The Role

As a Senior Wordpress Developer on our team, you’ll be giving full expression to your passion for development as you support and develop the Wordpress multi-site Sage Advice platform. Front and back-end developing, creating plugins, running security updates and site integration, debugging – you’ll being doing it all. To join us as senior team member, you’ll need a BA in a relevant subject (or equivalent) and the experience to solve complex problems. You’ll have learned a lot about responsive design and accessible websites, and you’ll have all the necessary tools at your disposal - PHP,  HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript – to achieve great things. When it comes to team tasks, you’ll always be engaged because you’re a natural communicator. Whether it’s non-technical audiences or your immediate colleagues – you can always speak the language. Just as you do with with RESTful APIs and formats like JSON and XML. That’s what got you this far, and it’ll take you a whole lot further at Sage.

•Support the Sage Advice platform through bug fixing and resolution

•Develop new features for the Sage Advice platform including custom features and new plugins

•Maintain all 3rd party integrations and plugins

•Be responsible for WordPress and PHP version upgrades and transitions such as Gutenberg

•Ensure high-performance and availability and manage all technical aspects of the CMS

•Work closely with the platform manager to deliver the platform roadmap with sprint planning and execution

•Become an in-house extension of our external Wordpress agency

•Ensure new developments on the platform are effective, responsive and AA accessible

About Sage

The individual talents of our Digital Marketers make us stand out. But their job is made that little bit easier by the fact that Sage really does stand out. We’re not ‘making it up’ when we say we’re different in what we offer. Extra days off to help you clear your head when working from home. Options to work flexibly for 10 weeks per year. Five paid days per year volunteering in the community on behalf of the Sage Foundation – in any way you see fit. It all goes towards building a culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work. A culture that reflects our position as a cutting-edge tech giant. A place where people are judged on their performance and behaviour - not their identity. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment and not discriminated against based on their race, colour, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


The Sage Group Plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,500 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

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