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Career Kickoff Opportunity: Front-End WordPress Developer Apprentice

The Front-End Developer Apprentice is an entry-level role, with day-to-day responsibilities of assisting small custom WordPress projects and maintenance of our live websites. There is a focus on shadowing the development team in order to gain experience within the business world while enhancing skills. This role learns to understand how the studio works and is the primary developer for production work under the guise of our senior team.

Job Description

**We are currently accepting applications for a potential winter/spring 2021 front-end developer apprentice that would be remote. Apprentice role is 4 months for a recent graduate with the potential to hire full time if there is an opportunity.**

APPRENTICESHIP GOALS:
  • Put development fundamentals into practice from your education and internships
  • Learn about different clients and industries
  • Expand your knowledge of front-end development languages
  • Become more confident in coding decisions
  • Learn about best web design practices and contribute to projects
  • Contribute to a team
  • Improve your attention to detail
  • Effectively manage your time, working efficiently
  • Adopt a stronger core of strategy for your work
Development Responsibilities:
  • Expand web development skills in WordPress
  • Assist all project sizes with guidance from development team
  • Execute overflow production development projects with efficiency and accuracy
  • Build and test email marketing
  • Translate complex technology to simple language
  • Maintenance of many websites hosted by Glantz
  • Perform troubleshooting after launching and while hosting a website
  • Be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design
  • Able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring great user experience
  • Willing to learn something new, not rigid in beliefs or expectations
  • Engage with studio team in order to understand how to best communicate and complete a project
Strategic Work:
  • Learn to understand how development plays a role in user insights and analytics 
  • Learn and observe from account and design teams the strategy of design and communications
  • Collaborate with creative directors, designers, developers and account team to understand and execute the goal of the client
Mentorship:
  • Mentored by full development team
ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • Stays within budgets and timelines
  • Balances multiple projects at a time
  • Maintains daily timesheets
  • Maintains approximately 40 hours/week of working time (8:30-5:30ish) with some flexibility for early or late meetings or emergency work
  • Embodies our values
Growth Expectations:
  • Finish role with a project that can be considered their overall execution for their portfolio. Potential opportunity to hire as a Junior Developer.

 

This is a fast-paced working environment with multiple projects going on at once. You should never be afraid to ask questions or speak up when you need help, and reciprocate this behavior for fellow team members. Always work to get the best out of clients, your team and yourself.

Apply and send your cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio website, along with why you want to join the team as our next Front-End Developer Apprentice.

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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Entry level, Minimum 1 year of relevant developer internship or freelance experience

Strong communication skills

Attention to detail

Deadline driven

Problem solver

Curious creative and collaborator

Understands WordPress themes and principles of custom themes

HTML

CSS via SASS or other CSS preprocessor

PHP

JavaScript

jQuery

Bootstrap

Git

Familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch

Other Opportunities

While we may not always be hiring, we are always looking for future Glantzers. If one of these roles suits you, please apply and you will hear back from us.

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