Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity. We operate the world’s largest collection of royalty-free footage and other media assets, with over 60,000 contributors in over 150 countries. As we transform our technology platform, we are looking to add more world-class talent to our team who can help us with the design and implementation of elegant solutions to difficult problems
The ideal candidate strives for excellence, is a continuous learner and a natural collaborator, and is excited to join our distributed workforce and help take our business to the next level. If you are passionate about WordPress and writing good code, understand modern web architectures, are knowledgeable in best practice software development processes, and have the right mindset to keep up with our rapid-growth high-volume pace, we want to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the start in helping create one of the largest subscription-based e-commerce WordPress platforms in the market today.
Occasional travel may be required to our New York, Dublin, or Santa Monica offices, but this role is primarily in Prague. All candidates may be asked to undergo a practical test to demonstrate their abilities.
Develop responsive, accessible, and high-quality web applications using modern workflows and tools while following Pond5 coding standards
Work closely with the OPS and developments teams in configuring our infrastructure and developer tools (CI, Test Environments, etc.)
Take part in code reviews
Write unit and functional tests, helping ensure the highest quality possible in our systems
Participate in the Agile development methodology
Help define metrics for Pond5 that are useful and practical and look at how we can continuously improve what we do
Assist with the resolution of day to day issues and queries relating to technology
Think outside the box to devise ways to improve our systems
3+ years of experience working in a commercial environment with hands-on knowledge of WordPress and related technologies
Strong grasp of the WordPress theme structure, template hierarchy, template tags, custom post meta, internationalization, and escaping/sanitization of data
Extensive experience with Woocommerce or other e-commerce WordPress plugins
Ability to write semantic markupStrong CSS skills
Experience with some/all of our technology stack – PHP, JS, Python, Postgres, Redis, Machine Learning, DynamoDB an advantage
Experience with agile software development methodologies
Confident working closely with design and product teams
Strong people skills – highly motivated self-starter
Excellent written and verbal communication skills- comfortable engaging with management and being able to explain ideas to a variety of stakeholders
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science
Excellent attention to detail, persistent to get things done right, highly organized and flexible and work well in collaboration with a dynamic team
An international team of almost 185 awesome people
Access to standard Pond5 support – the possibility of using the office space, equipment, etc.
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Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 55,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living. With groundbreaking features like visual search for video and integrations into all major video-editing software, Pond5 is innovating daily, making it easier to find and use the content that creatives need to bring their vision to life. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices in New York, Dublin, Prague, London, and LA.