WordPress Developer

Industry: Media
Company size: 11-50

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Job description

A US-based film distribution company committed to promoting the work of minorities, socially disadvantaged people, and women filmmakers of all kinds is looking for a WordPress Developer. The developer will be working with key leadership roles and maintaining the content from the day-to-day activities of various websites. The independent film distribution and resource collective is reimagining the film industry with its inclusive and innovative approach. This is a great opportunity for developers to contribute their skills to a relevant cause. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Build, configure and manage web components for WordPress development
  • Work closely with Senior Executive teams across the organization to enhance features and prioritization tasks
  • Assist in managing front and back-end components of WordPress applications
  • Develop WordPress plug-ins and themes as per requirements
  • Maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferrable code
  • Scale-up development skills adapting to trends, and security practices for WordPress projects 
  • Emphasize on details to ensure high-quality and stable deliverables
  • Build and execute tasks based on short-term and long-term development roadmaps
  • Adopt the right strategies, understand business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation
  • Build scalable software solutions based on business requirements and necessary architecture
  • Demonstrate success in software project delivery, experience driving technical efforts, and experience with a variety of development tools and technologies
  • Contribute to end-to-end development cycles in gathering, solution design, development, testing, support, and maintenance to continually evaluate the functionality of the suite of sites
  • Build up a deep understanding of priorities, dependencies, scope, dates, and deliverables
  • Develop new documentation, documentation standards, technical procedures, muser guides, and operational workflows
  • Take ownership of WP-Engine deployments, and assist in monitoring software testing, integrations, and production environments
  • Ensure developed websites meet ADA requirements and standards
  • Update news section, announcements, and other content on site pages to display the latest information
  • Build and scale-up pages for new film acquisitions, original film/TV productions, public programming events, and educational initiatives including trailers/clips, stills, premiere/screening schedules, and general information 
  • Learn and contribute to virtual screening platforms, including film and asset uploads, ticketing, and initiating livestream functionality
  • Collaborate to develop e-newsletters for promoting multiple initiatives

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience as a WordPress developer
  • Knowledge of working with front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
  • Thorough understanding of programming languages like PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, etc.
  • Must be able to work with code versioning tools like Git, Mercurial, or SVN
  • Well versed in website architecture, aesthetics, and SEO perspectives
  • Deep understanding of network diagnostics and analytics tools
  • Object-oriented programming skills is highly preferable
  • Possess a deep understanding of app security, session management, and best methods
  • Expertise in multiple troubleshooting techniques 
  • Experience working with debugging tools like Chrome Inspector and Firebug
  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum process

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