WordPress Developer
Squaremouth
 Fort Wayne, IN

Squaremouth is looking for a talented and motivated WordPress developer with an eye for design and user experience. The ideal candidate wants to gain a deep understanding of the company's customer base in order to grow and improve the Squaremouth brand.

This position is based at the company's downtown Fort Wayne office, the candidate must live locally and be a team player who can work with a lively group of overachievers in a highly collaborative environment. They will teach themselves, learn from others, and take ownership of their successes and challenges. They should have an intrinsic desire for personal growth and professional success, and must proactively learn about Squaremouth's industry, business verticals, and marketing strategies. They will work closely with Squaremouth's marketing, development and customer service teams to execute design strategies across multiple projects and initiatives.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience developing custom WordPress themes and plugins. Additional skills include developing user interfaces with PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. They should be willing to grow their development expertise, while maintaining their WordPress and front-end knowledge.

Projects include both customer-facing and internal WordPress/Web development, as well as redesigns and improvements of existing applications, plugins and components.

Responsibilities

  • Create custom WordPress themes as needed for marketing campaigns and other projects
  • Maintain and improve existing WordPress applications, including a multisite installation
  • Act as a hands-on member of the front-end team, and work closely with design, development and marketing teams to improve the user experience and SEO
  • Create high-quality themes with cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility
  • Grow development skills, proactively take on new initiatives and challenging problems
  • Research and identify new trends to improve the company's website
  • Become an expert in Squaremouth's industry and customer base, which includes participating in customer service training
  • Build custom plugins

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years professional experience in WordPress development
  • Advanced WordPress development skills
  • Expert level of PHP, HTML/CSS and JavaScript, with a desire to build knowledge and skills in front-end development
  • Knowledge of web standards, and a clear understanding of usability and SEO
  • Ability to manage tasks and maintain communication to provide finished projects
  • Communicate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely, while also being open to receiving feedback and direction as needed
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality, and a critical eye for design aesthetics
  • Understanding of best SEO practices
  • Knowledge of Git or other version-control system

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Bootstrap
  • Experience with WordPress multisites
  • JavaScript libraries (such as jQuery or React)
  • Knowledge of automated testing with PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience with the WordPress REST API

Benefits

  • Compensation based on experience
  • Generous quarterly revenue share
  • Full medical
  • 401k match
  • Paid parking
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Mandatory birthdays off along with a $200 gift
  • All-expenses-paid technical conferences
  • Optional work from the office days on Tuesday and Thursday