Senior WordPress Developer

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your digital mastery and IT skills to work and bring hope to countless people who are battling the most challenging diseases of our time. Become one of our new Senior WordPress Software Developers where you will play a role in building an enterprise-level WordPress platform to provide critical information and services to the health care community, patients and others across the world and have the opportunity to mentor and oversee a broader global development community. If you are ready to make a difference, apply today!

As the Senior WordPress Developer in the Digital Marketing Channel IT, you will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins across multiple WordPress VIP multi-sites. You should have extensive experience with a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript), strong content management skills, and a good eye for aesthetics. A strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems is desired, as well as the ability to identify opportunities to improve services, contribute ideas to coding best practices and new technologies, and liaison between business and technical teams.


– Development/Deployment of enterprise-level WordPress plugins and themes in a WordPress VIP multi-site environment
– Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects
– Converting project requirements into proposals for implementation (estimating time/resources, planning tasks/timeline, etc)
– Platform/multisite maintenance and optimization
– Code Reviews and Feedback
– Mentor junior developers and lead a community of practitioners/developers
– Local Development Environment Setup/Configuration
– Theme and Plugin Security
– Comfortable wearing many hats and willing to work on all parts of the stack

– Bachelor Degree preferred


– A depth of working experience in Web Development and the ability to guide others
– Solid working experience in WordPress development (multisite, configuration, parent/child themes, plugins, Gutenberg)
– Expert at writing PHP (object-oriented, dependency injection, etc) as well as interacting with REST API/ GraphQL
– Experienced with WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)/Block-Based theme development
– Solid understanding of and commitment to web standards, including web accessibility standards (WCAG)
– Familiar with important WordPress security concepts and optimizing sites for performance
– Familiarity with package managers for PHP (Composer) and JS (NPM/Yarn)
– Familiarity with PSR specifications
– Previous working experience with Code versioning and code review
– Previous working experience with Docker, Git, and dependency management via Composer

What do we offer?
– Competitive salary
– Global projects, international environment
– Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally

Wide range of benefits:
– Flexible working hours, work from home possibility
– Yearly Bonus based on company and personal performance
– Pension and health insurance contributions
– Edenred Benefits + meal vouchers
– Internal reward system – INSPIRE – with redeeming options as services, goods or vouchers
– Up-to-date laptop and iPhone mobile device

You don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.” We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to break through innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID:R199778

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