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Where The Code Happens

The engineering team at Matchbox develops custom WordPress and Laravel applications, integrations, plugins and websites. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve complex and unique problems for our clients using modern development tools and workflows.

Additionally, the engineering team hosts, maintains and provides client support for over 100 active WordPress and Laravel websites.

Open Positions

Engineering Departments

Our team members share a variety of skills, so we wear a lot of hats. However, this also allows us to become the local expert for specific specializations. Below are the specializations (departments) within the Matchbox engineering team.

  • Management
  • Security
  • DevOps
  • Accessibility
  • Development
  • Quality
  • Maintenance
  • Support

Meet The Engineering Team

Our Tech Stack

Putting The Pieces Together

Matchbox is predominantly a PHP shop. While we use many of the same frontend languages as a .net team the LEMP stack is definitely our bread and butter. But it doesn’t stop there. Below are the tool our DevOps specialists put together for our WordPress and Laravel development.

DevOps

In addition to the LEMP stack, we use the following languages and tools for the majority of our projects

  • Asana – Project management, sprint planning
  • GitLab – Git repository, issues, merge requests, CI pipelines
  • Cloudflare – DNS management
  • Codacy – Code quality
  • Cypress – End-to-end (E2E) testing
  • Mailgun – Transactional mail service
  • Homebrew – Package Management for the Mac
  • Composer – PHP dependency manager
  • Node – JavaScript runtime
  • NPM – Node package manager

WordPress Theme & Plugin Development

  • WordPress – Open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app
  • Gather fuel – A fork of the Bedrock by Roots with a little Matchbox flavor added
  • Ignite – A fork of Sage by Roots with all the bells and whistles we’ve perfected over the years
  • ACF – Custom field creation
  • Gravity Forms – Form builder

Laravel Development

  • Laravel – Web application framework
  • Laravel Shift – Automated Laravel (and Tailwind) upgrades
  • Algolia – AI-powered search index
  • Nova – Admin panel for Laravel
  • SpinupWP – Cloud-based server control panel

GUIs To Make Our Lives Easier

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