WordPress Theme Developer

PETA Foundation · Dec 21st 2018

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Position Objective:

To build and maintain the organization’s WordPress sites and support other applications and integrations.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• In consultation with the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirement communicated by them:

o Work with designers, project managers, stakeholders and other developers to take projects from the design phase to functional application

o Create well structured WordPress themes with performance in mind that are easy to maintain and build on

o Collaborate on creative solutions to user interface and technical challenges

o Troubleshoot and fix browser inconsistencies, user problems, and javascript errors

o Optimize websites for mobile users, including supporting AMP and Facebook Instant Articles

o Recommend and initiate improvements to existing sites, operating procedures, and use of technology

o Serve as a primary point of contact for WordPress technical queries

o Follow WordPress development, recommending any changes needed for upcoming releases

• Assist in the creation and maintenance of development-related standard operating procedures

• Document work and develop necessary support documents or assist the team with development documentation

• Communicate well and coordinate work with a distributed team

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent work experience

• Minimum of five years of related experience in website development roles

• Demonstrated experience developing WordPress themes from scratch

• Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions in an agile environment

• Regular contributions to the WordPress Community (Support Forum, Documentation, etc.)

• Extensive experience with the following technologies:

o WordPress coding standards and best practices

o WordPress theme development

o PHP, HTML5, CSS/SASS, javascript

o Front-end build tools (Gulp, npm scripts, etc.)

o Responsive frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, etc.)

o Using WordPress as a CMS, knowledge of core actions & filters

• Demonstrated experience using GitHub in a distributed development environment

• Knowledge of best practices for accessibility, performance, and responsive design

• Proven success as a Web developer

• Familiarity with the following technologies/programs/platforms is helpful:

o BuddyPress

o WooCommerce

o Gutenberg and Gutenberg Block Development

o Any of the following: React, Angular, Vue.js, or similar JavaScript frameworks

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization


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