Front-End / WordPress Developer

Gliffen Designs, a digital agency with offices in Jackson, WY and Louisville, CO, is seeking a front-end WordPress Developer to join our expanding team. An ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated, forever learner with good communication and teamwork skills. Candidates should have demonstrable knowledge of HTML and CSS. Javascript and WordPress related PHP skills are a big plus but candidates will receive additional training to be successful in the position.

If you enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment, learning every day and improving your skills, then we would love to hear from you!

Position Overview

The Front End Developer position is an integral part of the Gliffen team. They will be responsible for working with the graphic design department and project manager to bring the web design vision to life while adding their own flare of interactivity to the websites they work on. The individual should be detail oriented, creative and resourceful. They should be comfortable with learning new technologies and methodologies to keep up with the ever evolving web world.  

Responsibilities

WordPress Theme Development: The WordPress/Front End Developer position is responsible for converting custom layout designs into WordPress themes using WP PHP functions, HTML, and CSS. This includes creating custom post/page templates, custom post types and taxonomies as well as building the templates to support them. The WordPress Developer position should possess a strong understanding on HTML, CSS and Javascript as well as other front end technologies. Strong detail oriented skills are also important and testing will be done on all themes to ensure cross browser and future extensibility are supported. 

Website Content Layout: In addition to building out the overall theme this individual will be responsible for laying out the individual pages of the website. This includes working through the target site map to generate all of the pages of the site, place the content and be able to create compelling designs using the wordpress editor and their own theme customizations. 

Website Security Testing: The WordPress Developer will be responsible for running regular testing and updates of the wordpress sites that Gliffen hosts. This will include running various scans and analyzing the results for any anomalies as well as running through a checklist of tasks completed for each site on a monthly or quarterly basis.  

Compensation

The WordPress/Front End Developer is a full time hourly position. The starting rate for this position will be $20 to $25 per hour depending on experience. The employee will be eligible for all annual and quarterly bonus structures as well as all other company benefits. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time, Flexible work hours, Health and Dental Insurance, Ski pass cost share and profit share bonuses. 

Hours & Billing: The WordPress/Front End Developer is a full time production level staff member and is expected to work a minimum of 35-40 hours per week. The employee should be able to maintain a minimum of 70% billable hours to the client in any calendar quarter. The employee may be needed for overtime work hours from time to time to keep up with client demand.

Application Process

To apply for this position send resume and website samples to jobs@gliffen.com. Applications received through other services will not be referred over to this methodology to be accepted. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview and may be given assessments to test their skills in HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript.