WordPress Developer

Arlington, VA | Information Technology

We’re seeking a full-time WordPress Developer to join our growing team in Arlington, VA. 

The position will be solely responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing our corporate websites and requires a WordPress expert proficient in web development and comfortable with back-end technology.

Responsibilities

Front End Web Development and Publishing:

  • Create technical specifications and develop responsive designs using PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3.

  • Recommend or create custom WordPress themes, plug-ins and widgets to meet business requirements.

  • Work with our creative teams to implement user interface and content enhancements and provide user experience, best-practice recommendations, when necessary.

  • Conduct cross-browser and cross-device testing to ensure consistent display.

  • Set-up and manage a version-control system such as Git.

  • Research and implement best practices for web performance, scalability, and accessibility.

  • Execute content updates across all corporate websites.

Back End Web Development:

  • Integrate third-party APIs with WordPress and, if necessary, create scalable backend APIs that are easily deployed.

  • Integrate data from various services and databases and manage integrations.

  • Knowledge of WPengine server administration.

Qualifications and Skills:

A successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Professional experience in software development, installation, enhancement, maintenance, unit testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution of related issues.

  • High-level programming skills and in-depth knowledge of PHP/HTML/CSS/JS.

  • Advanced understanding of the Wordpress CMS including: custom themes, custom plugins, and framework methodologies.

  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and development best practices.

  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

 

Core qualifications: 

  • 5 plus years of experience in front-end and back-end development.

  • Experience with full stack architecture, as well as API design and implementation.

  • Knowledge of JavaScript, React, Node.JS, MySQL and PHP.

  • Experience working with cloud native architecture such as AWS or Azure.

  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks and shifting priorities within the constraints of timelines and budgets.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

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