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PHP/WordPress Developer

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Date: Feb 10, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 4061 

We are looking for a PHP/Wordpress developer who possesses a passion for pushing the boundaries of technology. You will work with a team of talented developers in our applications group. Your primary focus will be technical support and ongoing development of a suite of WordPress sites, along with their integration with back-end services. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.



  • Support existing WordPress modularized sites
  • Develop new sites using WordPress and PHP; conforming closely to design specs
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of sites
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency


  • Proficient with WordPress, PHP required
  • Experience creating and consuming REST services
  • Full LAMP stack a plus
  • Experience with PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Angular, Bootstrap etc.
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect applications to back-end
  • Knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor’s, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Developer, Information Technology, Programmer, Book Publishing, Technical Support, Technology, Publishing

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