Yoast is looking for a senior WordPress developer


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27 November, 2013 – 16 Comments

We’re growing at Yoast, our plugins are doing extremely well and we’ve got lots more in the works. What’s becoming clear though is that we are in dire need of an addition to our team: we need a senior WordPress developer.

So, if you’re that guy or girl who:

  • can easily develop a WordPress plugin given a set of functional and technical requirements and come up with better requirements themselves if what Joost thought up was actually stupid;
  • has proven experience in developing WordPress plugins;
  • knows how to combine your CSS with your jQuery and hook it properly;
  • knows how to write decent inline documentation according to the WordPress standards;
  • enjoy collaborating with open source developers from all over the world;
  • can fix a bug in any of our plugins when you’ve been given access to a clients site and have to figure out what the hell is going wrong yourself.

We’d love to talk to you and see your portfolio. You’d basically become my main sparring partner for all things code at Yoast, developing code that runs on – literally – millions of websites.


You’d have to be willing and able to come work with us (at least a few days a week) in our office in Wijchen, the Netherlands. We’re in the center of town, close to the train station, with ample parking space available. I know working remotely is all the rage in the WordPress world these days, but I need someone to bounce my ideas off and can do that more easily when I’m in the same room.

What we offer

A couple of LEGO boxesWe can offer you:

  • a competitive salary;
  • a good benefits program including a company paid for pension plan;
  • a great and inspiring group of people to work with;
  • a laptop of your own choice;
  • an avatar just like everyone else in our team has, drawn specifically for you by our own illustrator Erwin;
  • lots of LEGO to play with.

How to apply

Send an email and resume (preferably including a list of plugins you’ve built) to jobs at this domain.

16 Responses

  1. Raymon Schouwenaar
    By Raymon Schouwenaar on 27 November, 2013

    He Yoast! Jammer dat je helemaal in de buurt van Nijmegen zit, anders had ik zeker gesolliciteerd!

    Ik vroeg me wel af waarom “Lego”? Vergroot dat het creatief denken? Of zit er wat anders achter?

    • Coen Jacobs
      By Coen Jacobs on 27 November, 2013

      Nee, het is gewoon leuk. :)

  2. Erwin Brouwer
    By Erwin Brouwer on 27 November, 2013

    Ssssst Coen. ;)

  3. Tim
    By Tim on 27 November, 2013

    Hi… Am in Africa. Uganda to be precise… Is it possible for me to apply for the job?

  4. Muhammad Usama Masood
    By Muhammad Usama Masood on 27 November, 2013

    Hi Joost,
    I am Usama working as WordPress and PHP developer in US firm remotely, can I apply for this post ?

    I also developed two plugin and do customization for plenty of plugins.

  5. Abhimanyu SIngh Rathore
    By Abhimanyu SIngh Rathore on 28 November, 2013

    i am not Plugin Developer ,i fix them.
    i believe in showing the work rather than talking so have a look to my Odesk work experince.

  6. Perry Bernard
    By Perry Bernard on 29 November, 2013

    Hey Joost,
    If I apply and don’t get the job, can you send me some Lego anyway as a consolation gift? Lego: the toy for boys of all ages, even 45 yaar.

  7. Jerry
    By Jerry on 30 November, 2013

    Hi joost,

    How to apply to this job? I am interested

    • Brandon Himpfen
      By Brandon Himpfen on 1 December, 2013

      The article tells you how-to apply under the heading “How to apply.”

  8. sua ong chua uc
    By sua ong chua uc on 3 December, 2013

    hi, my level ‘s not enought to apply

  9. DAFID
    By DAFID on 5 December, 2013

    good plugin and article post

  10. Paul
    By Paul on 8 December, 2013

    I am in dire need of a freelance wordpress developer for our foundation…so if you love someone, but found someone who is better logistically please send them my way

  11. Neha
    By Neha on 21 December, 2013

    hey how can i apply for the job???please reply…!!

  12. AboutDevice
    By AboutDevice on 23 December, 2013

    Real opportunities are available and this provide with the opportunity as a newbie to quickly improve on what I do even as I learn from those who are better than I am. Thanks

  13. Rohan
    By Rohan on 27 December, 2013

    Do we need to have a work permit to apply for this job