Front End Developer Position

Job Description

A front-end developer with a complimentary WordPress theme coding skillset. Able to take an approved design, create responsive HTML/CSS and then convert the sliced markup into a WordPress theme, creating custom code as needed to achieve project goals. WordPress (and other) maintenance and monitoring of current client websites. Works closely with other front-end developers and design team to improve and update existing internal frameworks. Develops clean and reusable code. Aids project/development managers, and others in requirements gathering, web project planning, and general technical questions.

Key Quantifiable Indicators:

Bachelor degree in related field or comparable professional experience in web development required. Strong knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, intermediate JavaScript, Git. Experienced in developing custom HTML/CSS and WordPress themes. Ability to breakdown client problems and develop a software solution from system design to implementation. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing. Excellent time management skills.

Specific Skills:

  • Advanced to intermediate knowledge of responsive HTML/CSS
  • Advanced to intermediate knowledge of WordPress CMS architecture including 3rd party themes and plugins
  • Experience developing in and using SASS
  • Strong understanding of PHP as it relates to WordPress and developing custom WordPress themes
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies JavaScript, jQuery
  • Knowledge of responsive HTML email newsletter development using frameworks like Foundation for Emails a plus
  • Knowledge of source control systems, specifically Git, a plus
  • Knowledge and familiarity using build tools such as Gulp
  • Experience working with the Drupal CMS platform is a plus
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML) a plus

Responsible for:

  • Converting finalized PSD files to responsive HTML/CSS and then into either WordPress or some other proven open source system (note: WordPress is our primary CMS platform); 99.99% of our builds are WordPress themes
  • Performing maintenance on and proactively maintaining existing WordPress websites
  • Creating WordPress Custom Post Types and custom fields
  • Monitoring health and uptime of existing client’s websites (core/plugin updates, backups, etc)
  • Setting up e-commerce applications within WordPress and other open source platforms
  • Collaborating with project and development management, front-end and design teams to find solutions for client website projects
  • Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings
  • Contributing to Wood Street’s best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver quality services
  • Contributing to project scope conversations with development team, project managers and designers
  • Continuation of skillset growth leading to a more efficient development process

Additional Requirements:

  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Comfortable talking with clients (via phone, email and in person)
  • Detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of hitting daily deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Keen ability to multi-task; self-starter
  • Must be local to the Frederick, MD area and able to work from our office Monday-Friday 9:00 – 5:30.

Benefits:

  • A fun, relaxed (but focused) work environment
  • A downtown location convenient to restaurants, shopping and entertainment
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental and Vision (offered to all employees)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Reimbursement for approved work-related certifications and education
  • 401k matching

Job Type: Full-time, please email your resume and cover letter to resumes AT woodst DOT com. 

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