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WordPress/PHP Back End Engineer


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Ciklum is looking for a WordPress/PHP Back End Engineer to join our team full-time in Islamabad.

We are a leading global product engineering and digital services company that unites 4000+ seasoned professionals globally on various projects in healthcare, fintech, travel, sportswear, entertainment, and security. Ciklum delivers high-impact technology solutions to Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations worldwide.

About the Client:

Global business is being transformed. Our Client is looking for people who want to lead and shape this change. Client mission is to ‘make it easy to do business anywhere’. That means connecting small businesses around the world with faster and cheaper payments, access to international marketplaces, flexible currency risk management tools, working capital and more.

Client have the best of both worlds – they leverage their superior technology and vast ecosystem and seek to maintain the nimbleness of a fast-moving fintech. That’s the secret to their collaborative and inclusive culture. If you thrive in a team that reflects the diverse world they live in, and you want to take ownership for shaping change, get in touch. Our Client is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Client is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where their people feel that they belong and can reach their full potential. Client believe their differences are their strengths and are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a team from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Our Client encourage applications from all individuals regardless of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnership.

About the role:

Our Client is embarking on a MarTech transformation, looking to build, best-in-class solutions to enable better marketing and customer experiences.

We’re looking for a highly skilled highly-skilled engineer, passionate about software and technology. As an experienced WordPress/PHP Back End Engineer, you`re expected to collaborate strongly with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to simplify problems, create abstractions, and define clear solutions.


  • Web development to meet customer’s business needs and implement components according to modern software development environment
  • Taking part in the decision-making process in application code design, solution development, and code review
  • Develop and review feature design documents and provide inputs/update to specifications for the solution
  • Design and implement a set of various types of tests (unit, integration, functional, etc)
  • Proactive position in solution development, and processes improvements
  • Working in an international distributed team in an Agile environment
  • Communicate with PMs, engineers, Architects, QA and other colleagues and stakeholders
  • Delivering the product roadmap and planning
  • To use high coding standards and software best practices and write highly testable, automatable and performant code over the whole SDLC


  • 3+ years demonstrable experience with WordPress
  • Experience with, and excellent knowledge of, WordPress plugins and themes, ideally hands-on engineering experience
  • Fluency with PHP, HTML and MySQL. JSS and CSS experience is a bonus
  • Sound knowledge of all technical aspects content management systems, ensuring high performance and availability
  • Understanding of WordPress testing and security best practices and how they are implemented
  • Prior experience with WordPress Multisite
  • Experience with scalability on WordPress is a bonus
  • Practiced in CI/CD tools. Experience with Docker is a bonus
  • Experience with Git
  • Familiarity with cloud environments, such as AWS or Alibaba Cloud, and common best practices
  • Practiced in contemporary software engineering approaches, such as TDD, DRY, SOLID
  • Experience working in an agile development team
  • Exceptional collaborator, comfortable with being able to communicate to varied business functions and stakeholders
  • Familiarity with cloud environments, such as AWS or Alibaba Cloud, and common best practices
  • Able to work independently in ambiguous situations and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and under pressure and when priorities and/or targets change
  • Entrepreneurial mentality – not afraid to test out new ideas and roll up your sleeves to get stuff done
  • Able to across multiple geographic time-zones
  • Proven track record of influencing teams both locally and remotely with an understanding of, and respect for, different working cultures

What's in it for you

  • Benefits: We offer extremely competitive benefits & perks that includes but not limited to comprehensive medical coverage, life-insurance, gym membership, fuel, internet and mobile allowances and provident fund
  • Tailored education path: boost your skills and knowledge with our regular internal events (meetups, conferences, workshops), Udemy licence, language courses and company-paid certifications
  • Growth environment: share your experience and level up your expertise with a community of skilled professionals, locally and globally
  • Flexibility: Own your schedule – you are the one to decide when to start your working day. Just don’t miss your regular team stand-up
  • Opportunities: we value our specialists and always find the best options for them. Our Internal Mobility Program helps change a project if needed to help you grow, excel professionally and fulfil your potential
  • Global impact: work on large-scale projects that redefine industries with international and fast-growing clients
  • Welcoming environment: feel empowered with a friendly team, open-door policy, informal atmosphere within the company and regular team-building events

About us:

Boost your skills and make a difference with cutting-edge projects, skilled colleagues and the latest tech stacks.

Join our friendly team and seize the perks of global opportunities, a dynamic environment and well-known customers.

Be bold, not bored!

Interested already? We would love to get to know you! Submit your application. We can’t wait to see you at Ciklum.