Sundaram, a website design, development and strategy firm, headquartered in Austin, TX , desires to add a Wordpress developer to its growing team. The experienced candidate will be responsible for working with design and development teams to implement custom templates/themes from Photoshop files into Wordpress. An ability to adapt quickly to the evolving landscape of technology is a must. This right candidate for this position will be working in-house at our North Austin location. This is a contract to full time hire position after 90 days.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Implement and maintain original website designs, campaign landing pages, HTML emails and supporting marketing collateral projects for a diverse list of clients primarily within the WordPress platform. Knowledge of Drupal, Magento and other platforms a plus.
- Ability to make good layout and design decisions and adjustments during development.
- Cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device quality assurance testing and editing.
- Successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, creative environment.
- Ability to create web assets from Photoshop and Sketch documents for implementation in Wordpress websites.
- Ability to work with project managers and adhere to deadlines.
- Self-motivated and responsible enough to stay on task with minimum supervision.
- Comfortable communicating with clients directly and training clients on Wordpress site management post-launch
Technical Knowledge Required
- Fluent in HTML
- HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5
- Semantic meaning and usage of all HTML elements
- Semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles, etc.
- Proficient with a CSS Preprocessor such as Sass
- Ability to write and maintain concise CSS
- Strong understanding of principles of responsive design and layout
- CSS box model and methods for CSS positioning, absolute and relative
- Experience with WCAG and WAI-ARIA Suite 1.0 accessibility guidelines best practices a huge plus but not mandatory
- Methods to ensure browser & device compatibility
- Methods for degrading gracefully for older browsers and displays
- Methods to ensure accessibility
- File compression techniques for improving speed
- Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues
- Understand and can implement best SEO coding practices
- Familiarity with Wordpress Multi-lingual practices and implementation
- Comfortable with PHP and JQuery and understanding of overall PHP processing
- Understanding of jQuery selectors and basic plugin setup
- Processes for troubleshooting and debugging
- Strong Adobe CS graphics suite skills
- Application and best use of web graphics filetypes
- Sketch and Adobe XD User Experience knowledge a huge plus
Sundaram Culture Requirements
- High attention to detail, strong work ethic mandatory
- Ability to work well with a group of dedicated developers + creatives
- Must have versatile portfolio
- Pay commensurate with experience
- Health and dental benefit generous stipend
- Paid Professional Development conferences
- 15 days paid time off per year, plus paid time off for 5 major US holidays
- Flexible schedule
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year
- WordPress: 2 years (Preferred)
Full Time Opportunity: