We’re seeking an awesome, WordPress developer to join our distributed ten-person team.
The core responsibility for this position will be building and styling WordPress-based websites and applications for our non-profit and small business clients. This position will be responsible for things like setting up WordPress custom post types, fields and taxonomies; coding HTML, CSS (SASS), and JS for custom themes; and styling & configuring pre-built WordPress themes for our clients. Additionally, this position may be responsible for developing custom plugins.
Our ideal candidate is a hard-working, curious self-starter comfortable working independently with little supervision, but also able to work as part of a team that includes developers and non-developers. Since we’re a distributed shop, you’ll get to work from home! Cool, right?
In a nutshell, we need someone who can take static designs (typically PSDs) combined with written functional requirements/specifications and turn them into top-notch WordPress websites. That means the things we’re looking for include:
~~Strong knowledge of HTML5 markup and CSS3
~~Experience with WordPress theming: template hierarchy, hooks, WP_Query, and so on
~~CSS for cross-browser, responsive design. Style ALL THE THINGS! (though typically nothing before IE10)
~~Familiarity with current (and evolving) best practices in front-end dev regarding semantics, performance, cross-browser consistency, etc.
~~Ability to laugh at our stupid jokes (and the occasional good one)
~~Experience with CSS preprocessors & libraries (particularly sass, bourbon & susy)
~~Solid knowledge of command line tools like git, grunt and wp-cli
~~Won’t lose your s#!% if you occasionally get feedback like “can we make the logo bigger?” or “change the padding by 1px,” which may happen despite our best efforts
~~Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment (think of an Aaron Sorkin TV show)
~~Ability to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” by thinking about the client’s and client’s customers’ use cases
~~Ability to review a static designs and anticipate questions, problems and issues with responsive/interactive elements that may not have been fully considered
~~Superb written & oral communication skills
Other stuff we’d love it if you’re good at, but aren’t requirements:
~~Photoshop and designing for the web
~~Working knowledge of tools such as Salsa, Luminate Online, Engaging Networks, Blue State Digital, and Classy.
~~Making obtuse geek-culture references
~~Remembering to un-mute yourself before talking on conference calls
~~A passion for progressive causes
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