Full Stack WordPress Developer

| Playa Vista
Are you inspired by beautiful and functional website design? Do you believe in engineering best practices, high-quality craftsmanship and continuous product improvement? Do you like to build well tested, easy to maintain, responsive, modular websites? ChowNow might be the perfect place for you.
We’re looking for a Full Stack WordPress Developer to join the Engineering Team at ChowNow. As a Full Stack WordPress Developer you will work closely with Design and Product Teams on improving our existing website as well as help build new ones from ground up as our needs grow. Your expertise will help the team in managing priorities, picking tools and plugins, and executing vision for our corporate website and blog. Whether the goal is to increase conversion of landing pages or engagement of our community your voice will be important in driving the decisions through collaborative processes and transparent communication.

Sound like an exciting opportunity? If so, keep reading; this might be the development environment you have been searching for.

Within 30 days:

  • Complete Ramp Camp (ChowNow’s New Hire Onboarding Experience)
  • You will master development patterns and collaborative processes. We work together to make work efficient.
  • You will write internal documentation and test your features and systems. We take responsibility for communication and quality.
  • You will grasp the basics of our WordPress website architecture.
  • You will release first website improvement to production environment.

Within 60 days:

  • You will have participated in website roadmap creation and prioritization. We communicate and collaborate on our architecture and product to achieve clear purpose, quality, scalability, and maximum learning.
  • You will have clear understanding of current website architecture.
  • You will take full ownership of our B2B website.
  • You will learn about and contribute to major upcoming website projects.

Within 90 days:

  • You will release to production first major feature or improvement.
  • You will feel comfortable as a knowledge leader, contributing teaching and continuing to learn. We want to learn as much we teach.
  • You will be an essential part of growing our team, by fully participating in the hiring interview process. We share responsibility to grow our team.
  • You will be the primary driver for growing our website related technologies and products, helping all the stakeholders understand opportunities and make educated decisions

Within 12 months:

  • You will become owner of all WordPress based ChowNow websites
  • You will add analytics, A/B testing and similar practices to our toolset, building data-driven development culture
  • You will experience rapid growth of our platform and be ready for next year challenges and opportunities

You should apply If you have:

  • 2+ years WordPress development experience, including custom themes, plugins and integrations
  • Hands on experience building mobile and responsive websites
  • Experience building modular, clean, testable and highly maintainable code within WordPress environment
  • Strong knowledge of programming patterns, object oriented programming, PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript

About Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing training and growth opportunities
  • A "best place to work" winner multiple times where we focus on creating a great employee experience
  • Rock solid medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Open Vacation Policy; paid holidays; we expect you to work hard, but still enjoy your personal life
  • Six weeks of fully paid primary parental leave and two weeks secondary leave.
  • Employer contributing student loan assistance program
  • Commuter benefits (including Uber Pool)
  • Employee Stock Incentive Plan
  • Quarterly Industry Speakers Series
  • Quarterly Tech Events (Women, LGBTQ, Diversity, Inclusion)
  • Consistent & fair leadership: we’ll share info, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly
  • Enough freedom to spread your wings while still holding you accountable
  • Fully stocked kitchen and cold brew on tap

About the Team:At ChowNow, we are passionate about serving the needs of over 7,000 restaurants to help them compete in an increasingly technical world. Our team works on products focused on restaurant clients and their diners (who transact over $1,000,000 daily on the ChowNow platform). We believe positive relationships make our team able to do more with less. You will collaborate, learn, teach, and experiment with new approaches to getting big things done together. Our team is located in the Playa Vista neighborhood and tech hub of Los Angeles — 5 minutes from both the beach and the freeways. We believe in equal opportunity for all, and you should too. We’ve been named a Best Place to Work, have been certified as a Great Place to Work, and have a whole bunch of happy employees on Glassdoor. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. ChowNow is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • JestLibraries
    • EnzymeLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • BottleFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


The ChowNow HQ is in the heart of LA's tech scene. Playa Vista is near the beach, the freeways, the airport, & the tech industry action.
12181 W Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

I originally started the DineNow program for selfish purposes... I just wanted to eat good food and spend time with my co-workers outside of the office because they were so awesome! It ended up blossoming into a great event we do monthly where we gather together at a delicious local spot. It's a great bonding experience.


Director of Customer Support

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Starting as a graphic design intern and now working as a front-end developer I can definitely attest to ChowNow being an amazing place to grow your career. I've been here a little more than 5 years, and am still growing constantly both personally and professionally.


Front End Engineer

Perks of working here

Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental Benefits
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Recreational Clubs
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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