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Senior WordPress Developer

Wide Eye

Wide Eye

Software Engineering
New York, USA · Washington, DC, USA · United States
Posted on Monday, February 7, 2022

Why work at Wide Eye?

  • Work on meaningful causes, campaigns, and organizations
  • Work collaboratively with a highly-creative, award-winning team
  • Potential for growth in the role and within the company
  • Competitive salaries & benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Paid sabbatical starting at 6 years of service
  • Work from home
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Potential to participate in the company 401k and profit-sharing plans
  • Annual professional development budget


Core Responsibilities
  • Develop WordPress websites utilizing templates, Gutenberg blocks, custom post types, and taxonomies
  • Develop front-end experiences and back-end user interfaces using modern best-practices in web languages
  • Integrate third-party tools, APIs, and CRMs
  • Implement content migration processes and techniques
  • Conduct cross-browser and cross-device testing
  • Troubleshoot and solve complex technical bugs/challenges
  • Implement modifications, updates, and improvements on existing projects
  • Work directly with clients and project managers to plan the technical scope of their projects and lead client trainings as needed
Senior Responsibilities
  • Provide mentorship/on-boarding assistance to new team members and freelancers
  • Encourage and provide growth for other team members
  • Work directly with the Senior Engineering Manager to establish and oversee best practices, systems, and processes for the development team
  • Lead company education/trainings on development-related best practices, systems, and processes
  • Work directly with the Senior Engineering Manager to implement project feature sets and assist in documentation for reuse by the development team
  • Work directly with the Senior Engineering Manager and/or the Technical Lead to refine and streamline our development workflows as it relates to DevOps
  • Conduct research and/or proactively seek feedback from client-facing team members on emerging technical tools that can solve client problems
  • Conduct research on alternative CMS/Website Workflows (E.g. Squarespace, Netlify, Webflow, etc.) and lead on potential recommendations for clients
  • Serve as a point of contact for sales and scoping questions for existing and upcoming projects
  • Exemplify professional diplomacy and poise toward team members and clients
  • Contribute to additional stages of the hiring process
  • Attend at least one (virtual) course on technical management/direction

Experience / Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience in web development
  • Extensive experience with WordPress front-end development using the following technologies: HTML5, SASS (or equivalent preprocessor)/CSS, and JavaScript
  • Extensive experience with WordPress back-end development using the following technologies: PHP, MySQL, WP REST API, JSON
  • Intermediate experience with SysAdmins and DevOps using the following, or equivalent, technologies: Web Servers, DNS, CDNs, Continuous Integrations (CI), Security and Performance Management
  • Extensive experience with responsive development, graceful degradation, and progressive enhancement
  • Strong working knowledge of Figma and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong understanding of accessibility, modern web design principles, user experience, information architecture, and social media
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey complex ideas with brevity to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to manage time and balance multiple projects
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly-creative and resourceful
  • Passion and pride in your work

Bonus Points

  • Interest in progressive politics and social change
  • Experience with CRMs such as Blue State Digital, NGP VAN, ActionKit, Action Network, etc
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks/libraries (Angular, React)
  • Experience working directly with clients

Annual salary range: $95k-$120k plus benefits