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Mid-Level WordPress Developer

Full Time 3500.00 - 4000.00 USD Type: Monthly

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Press Foundry is a Boston-based WordPress agency that provides website strategy, design, development, and maintenance services for clients ranging in scale from small businesses to enterprises. Collin Matthews created Press Foundry in 2012 to help businesses engage and sell on the web.

They have helped dozens of businesses, big and small, solve the toughest WordPress, WooCommerce, and Shopify problems – both in Boston and worldwide. Their resourceful, creative team determines and develops the perfect solution, then helps its clients feel in charge and in control throughout the build and after launch.

Clients come to them for their expertise in these platforms, their agility and direct relationship approach, and their vast industry experience from over a decade of projects with brands large and small. Many of them continue to return to Press Foundry for ongoing enhancements, with some relationships lasting more than 7 years and counting.

Press Foundry calls Boston home, but their team spans far across the U.S. and abroad. The same goes for our clients. Although they are a distributed team, they connect frequently to discuss their weekly roadmap, specific projects and tasks, process and systems enhancements, as well as updates on what is happening in their lives. As they are also a small team, at the forefront of their company culture is a high amount of collaboration on nearly all projects, so communication and a sense of ownership are two key components of their success as an agency.

Press Foundry is currently looking for its next team member – a Mid-Level Web Developer (WordPress). In this role, you will be responsible for working with other developers – along with the Design and Client Success Teams – to build, test, and maintain high-performing websites for their diverse client list.

These websites are primarily built in WordPress using custom themes and plugins, ACF and Gutenberg editing tools, and the latest programming languages and server infrastructure. You will work on a wide range of projects ranging from creating small plugins to developing and maintaining full multisite network environments, including e-commerce.

More specifically, in this role you will be responsible for:

  1. Project planning and scoping: you will:
  • Review design files and client business needs to propose written technical implementation solution(s)
  • Work with the Client Success Team to divide work into meaningful tasks and subtasks, providing time-based estimates for each
  • Flag potential risks and problems from technical, UI/UX, and scheduling perspectives to be relayed to the client via the Client Success Team
  • Assemble lists of required assets, credentials, etc. for the Client Success Team to gather from clients
  1. Site development (custom coding); you will:
  • Establish project-specific development environments (local instance, git repo, and staging/dev/production hosting environments)
  • Build responsive sites using HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, PHP7+, and ES6 based on provided designs from Figma, Adobe XD, and/or Sketch files
  • Use Gulp and/or Webpack for building static assets of a site
  • Implement design to maximise reusability of elements
  • Leverage, extend and enhance the Gutenberg block system
  • Create custom plugins and/or functions based on project requirements
  • Implement Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)–based functionality
  • Configure site settings and project-relevant plugins
  • Follow industry standards and best practices for Search Engine Optimization and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Implement and consume content via REST and SOAP APIs
  • Write custom SQL queries
  • Follow WordPress coding standards and document critical custom or modified code creations
  1. Testing, QA and CMS Training; you will:
  • Fill initial content per template/section for testing purposes
  • Verify visual and functional requirements in responsive screen sizes and across all current major platforms and browsers via real device and virtual machine testing tools
  • Check page performance and web accessibility scores using Chrome Lighthouse
  • Create tasks for and document bugs identified during the testing process for fixing before deployment
  • Train the internal Client Success Team and other relevant team members on the proper setup and use of each module or site build
  1. Ongoing Maintenance (bug fixes, updates, optimisation, etc.); you will:
  • Monitor live client sites using ManageWP and other monitoring tools
  • Implement ongoing updates and fixes/enhancements to live sites based on individual client service plans (tested on a staging environment before deployment)
  1. Team Engagement; you will:
  • Attend weekly Monday full-team standup and share progress, objectives, and roadblocks
  • Share new experiences and solutions internally with other team members
  • Provide feedback and ideas to the Client Success Team to enhance workflows and client opportunities
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly internal development days

To excel in this role, you need to have:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a custom WordPress development or similar role
  • Experience building custom WordPress themes (utilizing Gutenberg) from scratch or enhancing existing ones
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, PHP7+, and ES6
  • Experience in WP CLI, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), phpMyAdmin, Gutenberg, WooCommerce, Shopify, and/or Google Analytics ideal, but not required;
  • Experience in creating complex development plans, inclusive of multiple technologies and platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects & work streams simultaneously
  • Ability to work well in an environment of multiple time demands and manage time in a way that contributes to both efficiency and overall client and team satisfaction;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Confidence to work in a remote environment with both team members and external clients.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with the following tools & technologies:

✓ git

✓ PHP 7+

✓ ES6+

✓ React

✓ PHPCS/ESLint/StyleLint

✓ PHPStorm/VSCode

✓Figma/Sketch/AdobeXD

If you are a mid-level WordPress Developer who is looking for long-term employment where you can grow with a team of high performers, this is the perfect role for you. The team at Press Foundry are looking for an independent self-starter with a positive and "can-do" attitude who likes to learn and think outside the box. If this sounds like you, make sure to submit your application

*** Please do not apply if you are an agency. This is a direct-hire position.

What’s in it for you?

  • $3500-$4000 per month in USD*
  • Fully-remote role with flexible location
  • Full-time, 40-hour-per-week employment
  • 15 paid days off per year for holidays, sick time, and vacations
  • Major US holidays as additional paid days off
  • Access to training and education budget throughout the year
  • Partial-reimbursement for co-working spaces
  • Professional growth opportunities in a dynamic team
  • Yearly stipend for remote work materials
  • Annual salary growth reviews and promotions depending on skillset growth and contributions

*Please note that this is a gross salary and that you are responsible for any tax-related procedures in your country of residence. We kindly ask you to apply only if you are happy to work remotely as an independent contractor.

In your first week at Press Foundry, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the business and the team.

✓ You will be introduced to the team members and learn more about their roles, as well as get an overview of the current company clients and projects;

✓ The team will review the developer processes, and share details on dev environment setup, git-flow, deployment practices and boilerplate code;

✓ You will get training on how we use ClickUp/Slack/Everhour and other team productivity tools;

✓ If you struggle with something, the Client Success Manager and the Senior Developer will support you as needed;

✓ You will start with familiarising yourself with dev practices through solving feature requests for existing projects and working on projects as a part of the team;

✓ The initial onboarding process is projected to take 1-1.5 weeks, with additional training and exposure happening throughout live projects.

This position will be closed as soon as we find the perfect match. So, make sure to read the description carefully and take your time to submit a high-quality application that stands out.

If you apply, JobRack will respond promptly and keep you updated throughout the process.

As part of the hiring process, please then expect the process to include:

1 - Filling in the application form once you click “Apply”

2 - Being invited to record a short video to introduce yourself

3 - Completing test tasks, if short-listed

4 - Attending video interviews where you will have the opportunity to talk more about your previous experience and the new role

Applications are only accepted through JobRack. Press Foundry has specifically requested that you do not contact them directly. If you have any questions please contact us using support@jobrack.eu

To make sure you receive updates on your application please add recruitment@jobrack.eu to your email address book.

Got questions about working remotely? Check out JobRack’s FAQ for answers to everything you might want to know. https://jobrack.eu/jobseeker-faq

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