Full Time Job

Software Engineer

Dotdash Meredith

Bangalore, India 05-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title
Software Engineer, 2

Job Summary:

Dotdash Meredith is seeking a dynamic individual to work full-time as a PHP developer with Wordpress and Python expertise. This is an experienced professional position for someone with 5+ years of experience with an opportunity to be exposed to a dynamic, enterprise computing environment. The qualified candidate should have strong web development, technical troubleshooting and excellent non-technical communication skills, both in written and oral formats.

As a PHP/Wordpress developer, you will collaborate with the IT Service Desk, Human Resources, Enterprise Infrastructure, Engineering, PMO, and other teams to support critical platforms, workflows, and projects.
• A strong communicator: Your interaction with our team is vital. Excellent communication skills in person, via Slack, e-mail, and Zoom is a must.
• A problem-solver: You're a results-oriented professional who runs toward a challenge. You're able to work on multiple issues simultaneously and think independently. You are personally committed to completing all issues with a conscientious attitude and good follow-through. You see to it that all assignments are completed correctly and uphold department and company standards.
• Accountable: You are the greatest critic of what you deliver. You are proud of your work, and you stand by it. You are humbled but not defeated by failure and accept it as a critical part of learning. You are honest and never blame or project frustrations onto others.
• Able to work in complex, constantly changing environments and have the ability to simplify complex problems into manageable solutions.


• Create, edit, and manage templates, website content, including text, images, videos, and other multimedia elements to ensure it remains up-to-date, relevant, and engaging for the target audience.
• Regularly update and patch PHP/Wordpress core software, themes, libraries and plugins to safeguard the website against security vulnerabilities and ensure optimal performance.
• Assist with website migration tasks, bug remediation and problem resolution.
• Maintain the visual integrity of the website by overseeing the design and aesthetics, including layout, color schemes, themes, typography, and user interface elements, to enhance user experience and brand consistency.

• Customize, and maintain custom Wordpress plugins to meet specific website functionality requirements, ensuring they are compatible with the latest Wordpress updates, and security practices.
• Follow full software development lifecycle for custom development..
• Work with design and content teams to translate wireframes into functional and visually appealing web pages.
• Implement security and data protection capabilities.
• Engage in continuous improvement and adoption of new features, and functionality.
• Experience working in an Agile environment and familiar with Atlassian Bitbucket and or other codebase repository management solutions.

Required Skills & Education:
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent preferred, or equivalent technical work
• Minimum 5 years of experience with focus on PHP and Wordpress development, administering Wordpress deployment, custom Wordpress plugins and front-end, and back-end development.
• Proficient in web markup languages, including HTML5, and CSS3
• Experience with Python programming language and its libraries/frameworks
• Experience with MySQL or Postgres, SASS, jQuery, Bootstrap and JavaScript are a plus.
• Strong web development knowledge from ideation to deployment
• Ability to create custom Wordpress themes.
• Proficient in Wordpress security
• Experience using APIs for workflows and tasks automation.
• Experience working with AWS services EC2, S3, RDS, Cloudwatch, VPC, IAM and Route53 etc.
• AWS and/or GCP certifications are a plus

Good to Have:

Experience with NodeJS, Vue.js, React or similar frameworks and libraries, Gulp / Grunt automation tool and docker.

What will you learn on this job?

You will learn how to push ideas to the next level collaborating closely with editors, product leaders, and fellow creatives at the largest digital and print publisher in the US.

Designation: Software Engineer, 2

Working Hours: 1 PM – 10 PM IST

Work Location: EcoWorld, Bengaluru

It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn6pq-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.