Are you a talented
CMS Web Developer?

You are a web developer and would like to work in an interdisciplinary team to create digital products and marketing measures? Let's talk!

Join our team!

Why we make a great team at makers99

  • You're not left on your own. We exchange our skills with Pair Programming sessions.
  • You know that failing to plan is planning to fail. That's why we organise things smoothly and stick with our plan.
  • You can actually make things happen! No lengthy decision processes or hierarchies.
  • Our company culture is built on respect, empathy and diversity.
  • We really value our coding standards.
  • We are open to improvement. Do you want to optimize the build pipeline? Do you have an idea to improve our projects? Let's do it! In our weekly Research & Development timeslot you can keep up with the latest innovations.
  • We want you to share your ideas and get to know each other at our biyearly workshops.

How does your day look like as a CMS Web Developer?

As a CMS Web Developer you implement digital products. You are responsible for bringing ideas to life.

You are doing this with us:

  • Planning technical solutions for individual features and whole sites for customers
  • Extending existing platforms and building new websites and online stores
  • Coordinating task and project statuses directly with customers, also in agile sprints
  • Reviewing change proposals of others and giving constructive feedback
  • Analyzing and optimizing the site performance
  • Connecting enrichment services like Elasticsearch and marketing automation tools like newsletters and CRMs
  • Developing custom data imports, exports, and migrations
  • Contributing features and fixes to third-party plugin vendors and the CMS core
  • Implementing automated tests and integrations with monitoring systems
  • Integrating a pattern library and custom Gutenberg blocks into themes
  • Customizing the frontend appearance
  • Reviewing third-party sites as part of audits for our customers

You have valuable experience with:

  • WordPress and ideally other CMS like Craft, Drupal, etc
  • Programming PHP (OOP and procedural) and JavaScript
  • WooCommerce or comparable e-commerce platforms
  • Frontend development in Twig, HTML5, Sass, JavaScript
  • Custom Gutenberg blocks for custom frontend components
  • Developing new plugins and themes (ideally also published publicly like our extensions)
  • Typical problems of CMS update and upgrade processes and how to avoid them
  • HTTP headers and reverse proxy caching like Varnish and Nginx Cache
  • Contributing fixes and improvements to open-source upstream vendors
  • Best practices and writing clean code
  • Understanding foreign code bases
  • Participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture and design
  • Spoken and written English on a professional level

You are familiar with these tools:

  • Peer review and version control platforms like GitHub
  • Command line tools like Git, Composer, WP-CLI, SSH, npm, gulp
  • Component library UIs like Storybook, Fractal, Patternlab
  • Continuous integration platforms like GitHub Actions,,, Netlify
  • Project management tools like Asana
  • Collaboration tools like Slack and Google Apps (GSuite)
  • Documentation tools like Notion

This comes out of your work in the end:

  • Functionality that is well-tested and resolves the needs of the customer
  • An implementation approach that can be maintained and updated easily
  • Code that is clean and can be understood and extended by others
  • Time estimates that are reliable

We would like to welcome you to our team!

This is how it looks like with us:

  • Independent and self-responsible work is part of our DNA. Flexible working hours and home office are absolutely natural for us – we see our work as a very important part of life. But only as a part that should fit flexibly with the rest.
  • You will find a set of values that we love and live every day.
  • You’ll meet a colourful international team full of digital enthusiasts who burn for their subjects – just like you do.
  • A mentor will give you regular feedback. As we are constantly changing and try to get a little better every day, we would like to see the opposite. Get involved and let us know if we miss a step and what we can do better.
  • There is fresh fruit, coffee and soft drinks in all offices. We also meet every Monday for lunch together.
  • Togetherness is important to us: we meet for team activities and joint workshops alternately in our offices in Karlsruhe, Cologne and Barcelona.
  • You enjoy further education and we support you in this – with language courses, conference visits and further qualifications.
  • We are fond of animals: Dogs can be brought to the office after getting to know them. Currently, the Karlsruhe office offers fish and a fluffy dog.
  • You will have 28 days of holidays. You can enjoy them when it fits best in your calendar.
  • We make sure that you can work under the best conditions: Laptop, mobile phone contract, the right hardware, train ticket or job bike – ride with us!
Location Barcelona, Karlsruhe, Cologne
Employment type Full time
Experience requirements

Minimum 4 years experience in the field.

Eligibility requirements

Hold a valid work permit.

Compensation 36000 - 48000 EUR/year
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