(Senior) WordPress Developer

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(Senior) WordPress Developer
Spark NetworksITFull TimeBerlinGermany
Spark Networks is one of the global leaders in premium online dating with iconic brands as EliteSinglesSilverSingles, Christian Mingle, JdateeDarling and Attractive World. After its recent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: LOV), the firm continues its steady growth and we are now looking to strengthen our IT Team with a WordPress Developer at our Berlin headquarters. This person will lead the development of our WordPress platforms, create extensive Plugins and Themes and optimize our throughput.In our company WordPress is widely used for marketing pages, interactive comparison sites, rapid prototyping – and it will gain even more importance once you helped us migrate our Drupal installations to WordPress.With us you’ll benefit from managed hosting on WPEngine, so the hassle of late night security updates, fighting hacking attempts and script kiddies that running WordPress usually brings – don’t worry about it, it’s all taken care of – you focus on your code.

Spark’s tech team is responsible for driving product development and innovation for a global footprint platform (29 countries), covering many brands. We work in small focused business themed cross functional teams using agile practices.

The teams including product owners, developers (mobile, full stack etc.) in order to create successful products that deliver maximum value for our customers.

As a WordPress Developer (f/m/d) your mission will be to:

  • Design and implement new plugins, features and functionality.
  • Remaster the websites’ architectures and to launch new platforms.
  • Optimize our WordPress installations for WPEngine.
  • Tutor our Marketing team on how to publish content on WordPress.
  • Migrate our Drupal hosted content to WordPress.

Competencies we are looking for:

  • Analytical thinking.
  • Pro-active approach.
  • Willingness for continuous learning and development.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation and good organization.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


  • Great understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery.
  • Working with WordPress for 4+ years.
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites.
  • A good understanding of Client/Server processes, especially regarding Caches and Tracking.
  • Proficient understanding of Git.
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development – OOP is your game and secure coding principles aren’t news to you.
  • Ideally you have experiences with WPEngine hosted sites already.



  • 27 holidays p.a.
  • Flexi-time (where possible)
  • Urban Sports Club membership (subsidized)
  • Weekly in-house Yoga class
  • Team sporting events


  • In-house German language class or Babbel subscription
  • Free access to Blinkist library
  • Monthly training sessions via the ‘Spark Academy’
  • Monthly team insight presentations via the ‘Meet the XX’ series
  • Leadership training via the ‘Leadership Circle’ series
  • Career development plans


  • Relocation support (visa and registration)
  • Company pension (15% company contribution)
  • Cooperation with Berlin nursery (“Kita”) chain (no guarantee for free spot)
  • BVG ticket discount (public transport)
  • Free account on our dating platforms
  • Employee discount program in collaboration with hundreds of brands

Friendly working atmosphere with free drinks, lots of food, company parties, team events and great colleagues from all over the world – check out our Career Video to meet your future colleagues!

See why Spark Networks employees love where they work: check out our Glassdoor reviews and kununu reviews!

Let Spark Networks be part of your success story!

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