Lead WordPress Developer

Industry: Utilities
Company size: 1-10

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Job description

A fast-growing company on a mission to help non-profit organizations with their design and website needs is looking for a Lead WordPress Developer. The developer will be collaborating with the engineering team to upgrade the existing technology stacks. The company has established itself as a specialist in digital design and creating websites for purpose-driven organizations. This will be a full-time position that can lead to long-term opportunities. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead website development for projects, working alongside a team of developers in creating, maintaining, and updating the client's websites
  • Oversee the development for website redesign projects by working closely with other internal developers
  • Direct the team on sprint requirements and output
  • Evaluate completed work and offer answers to roadblocks
  • Troubleshoot for website issues and bugs, brainstorm options and provide client-friendly explanations for solutions
  • Lead the UX strategy for new web projects to develop the proposed sitemap, wireframes, and user flows, based on the client’s needs
  • Complete the front-end development tasks, including website maintenance, plugin updates, CSS improvements, and post creation
  • Collaborate directly with designers to implement designs and provide feedback if necessary
  • Ensure the websites are client-friendly, and have an intuitive back-end to allow for easy content and page updates
  • Participate in client meetings, WordPress back-end training sessions and create training materials as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience with WordPress custom theme & plugin development
  • Prolific experience in WordPress
  • Extensive experience in HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrable experience in UX strategy & methodologies
  • Prolific experience in JS and building responsive and accessible websites
  • Solid understanding of web standards, cross-browser behavior, and performance
  • Develop user-friendly backend with PHP, custom fields, ACF or Gutenberg
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working ability to translate designs into semantic, accessible front-end code
  • Familiarity with web servers and deploying code with GitHub
  • Prior experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, or similar design applications
  • Nice to have knowledge of SEO and Google Analytics
  • Fluent in verbal and written English

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