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Are you our next Front-End Developer?

Do you enjoy creating custom WordPress websites? Can you handle launching websites and email newsletters simultaneously? The Front-End Developer is a mid-level role, with day-to-day responsibilities of leading medium projects within larger accounts, and assisting the development team on large projects. This role is responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including the implementation of WordPress themes and plugins. This role is 90 day contract to hire full time.

Job Description

DEVELOPMENT WORK:
  • Lead development of medium projects autonomously 
  • Contribute to large projects with guidance from senior development team
  • Execute development projects with efficiency and accuracy
  • Expand web development skills in custom WordPress themes from scratch
  • Adapt existing theme frameworks to create a unique client experience
  • Launch websites and emails independently
  • Translate complex technology to simple language
  • Strong HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript skills
  • Maintain running websites
  • Perform troubleshooting after launching and while hosting a website
  • 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
STRATEGIC WORK:
  • Learn from senior account and design teams the strategy of design and communications
  • Understand user insights and analytics and how development plays a role
  • Keen sense of design principles and how they play into web builds
MENTORSHIP:
  • Mentor Junior Front-End Developers
  • Mentored by Senior Front-End Developers  
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:
  • In 6 months: Develop medium projects autonomously, show expertise in building WordPress themes from the ground up
  • In 1 year: Define path for one new skill for continued learning
  • Potential growth to Senior Developer
REPORTS TO:
  • On a project basis: the most senior developer on the project and Creative Director
  • Team level: Studio Lead 

 

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.

Check out our benefits such as 15 days of PTO plus holiday breaks, casual work environment, multiple insurance options, short-term disability, 401K matching, professional development, rotating DJ duties on Spotify, free gym and rec room access with a pool. Yes, a pool.

Apply and send your resume and portfolio samples, along with why you want to join the team.

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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Mid-level, Minimum 4 years of proven success in development

Strong communication skills

Attention to detail

Deadline driven

Problem solver

Curious creative and collaborator

Understands WordPress themes

HTML 

CSS via SASS or other CSS preprocessor

PHP

JavaScript

jQuery

Bootstrap

Experience with build tools such as Gulp and NPM

Git

Command Line

Other CMS Experience

Familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch

SEO understanding

Accessibility

Nice to have: WooCommerce, WordPress plugin development, HTML email templates, AJAX, SVG animation, SQL with the ability to query databases

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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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