WordPress Developer

WordPress Developer responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on). A strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems and experience with responsive and adaptive design. An understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities of third party development partners including acceptance testing and deployment
  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
  • Build websites, prototypes and applications using the latest frontend technologies
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.
  • Providing timely resolution to reported problems with existing websites.
  • Working closely with both the design and project resources to achieve the best possible results in web projects from conception right through to delivery.
  • Ensuring all work adheres to current industry best practice.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels and departments on a formal, informal, written and verbal basis.

Qualifications

  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, JavaScript
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git)Minimum 3 years’ experience of PHP programming, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of building WordPress CMS websites using the best practice and standard plugins
  • Experience working with WordPress at a PHP code level:
    • Knowledge of existing inbuilt WordPress functions.
    • Creation of custom post types.
    • Creation of plugins/widgets written to conform withWordPress coding standards.
    • Creation of logical, well documented and reusable code.

Theme/template integration.

  • Knowledge of WordPress Network (Multisite) beneficial.
  • Good understanding of cross platform and cross browser issues.
  • Experience with creating responsive websites.
  • Previous experience working for a design agency advantageous

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