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Web Developer

Penguin Random House is the world’s premier book publisher. Headquartered in New York with offices around the globe and in employee homes everywhere, we publish the most important and distinctive voices of our time. We care about and are committed to the well-being and continued growth of our employees, the diversity of our author list, and to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company culture and working environment.


The Reader Engagement Technology team is responsible for the technology driving,, D2C e-commerce across consumer sites, the PRH Reader Rewards customer loyalty program, our 20+ million subscriber email program, first-party data collection and instrumentation, and a suite of tools serving marketers and others across the company. We work collaboratively across teams and roles, we treat one another with respect, we enjoy a lot of flexibility and autonomy in our work, and we are committed to continuous learning.



You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are an experienced Full Stack WordPress/PHP Developer, with around 60% frontend and 40% backend coding in PHP and JavaScript
  • Care as much about building great user experiences as you do about writing beautiful code
  • Have a knack for breaking big problems down into smaller ones
  • Are communicative when you’re stuck and helpful to others when they are
  • Enjoy helping the people around you to learn and grow
  • Treat others with kindness and respect
  • Continuously improve your process
  • Are curious about how things work and like to dig in and figure it out



  • Write high quality production website code as part of a small, cross-functional, agile team 
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members across roles and departments
  • Implement first-party data capture and instrumentation technology to support our data operations
  • Always work to reduce or eliminate technical debt
  • Design and implement components, features, and bug fixes on a variety of systems
  • Participate in and positively influence a collaborative, respectful, self-reflective team process
  • Participate in peer code reviews (as a reviewer and reviewee)


Qualifications & Experience:

Technical skills include:

  • WordPress and PHP
  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS/CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS, Stylus)
  • Git
  • MySQL


These additional skills would be helpful:

  • React
  • Vue.js
  • Node.js, Nuxt, Express.js
  • Automated testing
  • AWS
  • Docker containers


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


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, 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.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 181423

Date:  Jan 6, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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