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Wordpress Developer

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A leading owner and operator of business-to- business tradeshows in the United States, connecting thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified industries including sports, jewelry, photography, general merchandise, and hospitality and retail design.

The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. We pride ourselves on working with the best and the brightest people in the industry. Our headquarters are located in San Juan Capistrano,California. We have additional offices in: Los Angeles, New York City and Alpharetta, Georgia.


POSITION OVERVIEW:
- This client is looking for a highly intelligent in-house developer that enjoys finding solutions to complex problems and make user friendly for everyone
- If you are passionate about building the backbone of great websites and web applications, there could be a spot in their growing development team for you
- The web developer is responsible for coding web pages and blogs for a variety of B2B editorial and trade show websites; therefore the ability to create and modify WordPress themes is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Understand both the front and back end of WordPress.
- Write PHP code.
- Work closely with: project managers, art directors, and marketing in order to develop new websites and maintain existing ones.
- Modify and customize plugins for our sites. Create new plugins, as necessary.
- Develop high performance, highly scalable, custom applications for the web (mostly WordPress).
- Support, extend and/or enhance existing code.
- Identify areas that can be automated/improved; deliver solutions from start to finish.
- Strong desire to continue improving skill sets and to stay current on the cutting edge of web development.

SKILLS:
- PHP, HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript skills
- Able to code pixel perfect responsive layouts from Photoshop Files
- Proficient with developing WordPress Themes and plugins
- Strong troubleshooting skills when plug-in conflicts occur
- Experience securing WordPress installs and user accounts
- Understand REST APIs and their integration into WordPress
- Expert JavaScript/ jQuery development experience
- Write clean, well-documented code
- Work well in a team environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Self-Starter, with strong time management skills.
- Able to work under tight deadlines with shifting priorities

ADDITIONAL SKILLS PREFERRED:
- Knowledge of domain registration, DNS settings and management
- Knowledge of setting up and maintaining WordPress servers

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
- 4-6 years in Web Development
- Minimum of 2 years in custom development and/or plugin development for WordPress sites
- BS in a computer-related field; computer science or equivalent

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