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WordPress Theme Developer

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Position Objective:

 

To build and maintain the organization’s WordPress sites and support other applications and integrations.

 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

 

• In consultation with the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirement communicated by them:

 

o Work with designers, project managers, stakeholders and other developers to take projects from the design phase to functional application

 

o Create well structured WordPress themes with performance in mind that are easy to maintain and build on

 

o Collaborate on creative solutions to user interface and technical challenges

 

o Troubleshoot and fix browser inconsistencies, user problems, and javascript errors

 

o Optimize websites for mobile users, including supporting AMP and Facebook Instant Articles

 

o Recommend and initiate improvements to existing sites, operating procedures, and use of technology

 

o Serve as a primary point of contact for WordPress technical queries

 

o Follow WordPress development, recommending any changes needed for upcoming releases

 

• Assist in the creation and maintenance of development-related standard operating procedures

 

• Document work and develop necessary support documents or assist the team with development documentation

 

• Communicate well and coordinate work with a distributed team

 

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent work experience

 

• Minimum of five years of related experience in website development roles

 

• Demonstrated experience developing WordPress themes from scratch

 

• Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions in an agile environment

 

• Regular contributions to the WordPress Community (Support Forum, Documentation, etc.)

 

• Extensive experience with the following technologies:

 

o WordPress coding standards and best practices

 

o WordPress theme development

 

o PHP, HTML5, CSS/SASS, javascript

 

o Front-end build tools (Gulp, npm scripts, etc.)

 

o Responsive frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, etc.)

 

o Using WordPress as a CMS, knowledge of core actions & filters

 

• Demonstrated experience using GitHub in a distributed development environment

 

• Knowledge of best practices for accessibility, performance, and responsive design

 

• Proven success as a Web developer

 

• Familiarity with the following technologies/programs/platforms is helpful:

 

o BuddyPress

 

o WooCommerce

 

o Gutenberg and Gutenberg Block Development

 

o Any of the following: React, Angular, Vue.js, or similar JavaScript frameworks

 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

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