WordPress Developer Senior

Svitla Systems has partnered with Guru Fantasy Reports to provide support and maintenance of their family of premier websites, Elite Fantasy, Fantasy Guru and Guru Elite. These sites provide seasonal and daily fantasy sports enthusiasts who subscribe with exclusive information and projections across various sports such as football, baseball, basketball, hockey, auto-racing, soccer, mixed martial arts and golf.    The service boasts many of the most successful fantasy players turned gurus in the industry such as TommyG, Kevin Adams, Jeff Collins, Benny Ricciardi, Michael Iurato and Jeff Mans. Subscribers use the advice, information and projections provided by the gurus to get ahead of their competition when playing in their leagues and daily fantasy tournaments on popular daily fantasy websites.


You will work as part of a team to learn all of the details of the applications: the design, code and deployment infrastructure. You will assist in the creation of documentation of the website to spread the understanding of all details throughout the team.  You will participate in additional feature development and bug fixes. You may be asked to travel to the client’s offices to work directly with the current team to learn the system. You will need to be on call and available frequently to support the system in the event of performance issues or other problems which occur during non-business hours. (The sites are very heavily used in the evenings and on weekends and this is when issues are more likely to occur.)

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant web development experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, WordPress 5.1;
  • WordPress plugin development;
  • Nice to have - Drupal Dev.
  • Object-oriented programming;
  • Experience creating technical documentation;
  • Experience working with high-load, highly-available systems on WordPress;
  • Understanding of Apache, Nginx, PHP-FPM;
  • Nice to have- Understanding of AWS infrastructure components and services (EC2, ELB, Auto-scaling, RDS, CloudFront, ElastiCache – Memcached, Route 53, etc.); - 
  • Deep knowledge and daily use of Linux (Ubuntu, Amazon Linux);
  • Experience with MySQL and MongoDB;
  • Experience with Git;
  • English upper-intermediate and higher;


  • WordPress development and maintenance;
  • Investigation and resolving performance or operational issues;
  • Create/Update system documentation;
  • Collaborate with team members and DevOps to develop solutions to increase the performance and stability of the applications;
  • Communication with the client’s technical and production support teams;