WordPress Developer – FTE or Contract

Summary

Consistently ranked as one of Denver’s Best Places to Work, Spire Digital is a Denver-based digital product development firm that transforms business through the use of web and mobile technologies. The firm serves an international clientele from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and has been in business for 20 years. We’re seeking a developer to work on a number of our existing projects. Candidates MUST be able to work on-site at our office in Downtown Denver.  No remote applicants, no relocation is provided. No recruiters or staffing agencies please. When applying, please send your resume along with a link to your github, bitbucket, etc. 

The WordPress Developer is responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. They have different programming skills; namely, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. They have also understanding of aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on).

We are looking for an experienced and passionate WordPress Developer to join our development team! As a WordPress Developer at Spire Digital, you will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins.

We are expecting you to have a strong understanding of latest industry trends and content management systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a key member of the Development Team.
  • Participate in web development projects and knowledge share sessions.
  • Mentor other members of the development team.
  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality.
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture.
  • 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.

Team Interaction:

  • Creative – Work with designers to create HTML representations of designs and prototypes.
  • UX/Information Architecture – Participate in projects involving application development.
  • Operations – Participate in operational projects requiring application development.
  • Sales – Participate in scoping process for sales proposals.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Analysis – Recognizes, accesses, and communicates potential opportunities and risks concerning application development.
  • Logical Organization – Ability to develop applications and code in a logical manner.
  • Communication – Ability to clearly outline and define concerns and solutions. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detailed Oriented – Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Performance Effective – Responds with a sense of urgency to immediate needs. Understands directives and requirements for projects.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience in web and application development
  • In-depth understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Experience with CSS Preprocessors such as SASS or LESS
  • 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
  • Ability to perform PHP back-end development