Wordpress Developer

Sundaram LLC - Austin, TX

Contract

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

HTML

  • 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.

CSS

  • 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

Best practices

  • 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

JavaScript & PHP

  • Comfortable with PHP and JQuery and understanding of overall PHP processing
  • Understanding and ability to read basic javascript
  • Understanding of jQuery selectors and basic plugin setup
  • Processes for troubleshooting and debugging

Graphics Applications

  • 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

Benefits

  • 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

Experience:

  • WordPress: 2 years (Preferred)

Location:

  • Austin, TX (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms
  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location