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WordPress Developer


Position Type / Employment Type

Full Time,Contract - Corp To Corp,Contract - Independent

Job Length / Duration

6 to 12 months

Job City

Arlington County

Job State

Virginia

Job Country

USA

Required Skills

WordPress, PHP

Company/Industry

Government

Job Category

Software Application Design And Development

Experience Required

6 to 10 years

Number of positions

3

Pay Rate

Negotiable

Required Travel

Travel Not Required

Job Description

Development: • Maintaining and enhancing a responsive Genesis Framework child theme • Creating, maintaining, and enhancing custom WordPress plugins • Integrating with third-party REST APIs (e.g. YouTube and GovDelivery) • Develop custom endpoints to expose WordPress data for utilization by other systems • Troubleshooting browser compatibility issues • Maintaining an icon font and associated CSS • Auditing third-party plugins for security and performance risks • Code review of all WordPress theme and plugin code that is custom-developed

Job Summary

Administration: • Upgrading WordPress Core, themes and plugins (custom, free, and paid) • Configuring and upgrading Apache and PHP • Collaborating with server administrators on infrastructure and web server monitoring and maintenance • Components that support the web infrastructure (cache, SSL certificates, domain name services, etc.) • Change management processes for all deployments • Responding to public website help desk tickets and communicating ticket resolution • Vetting plugins and third-party code against our standards • Suggesting process and infrastructure improvements

Desired Profile

Required Skills: The following skills are required and must be demonstrable to the hiring manager: • Proven WordPress development – provide WordPress plugin and/or theme code samples written by you • Experience using an issue tracker such as GitHub Issues, Bitbucket Issues or JIRA • Adherence to WordPress Coding Standards for PHP, CSS and JavaScript • Excellent oral and written communication skills (writing samples, particularly documentation, are encouraged) • Experience using Git • Experience with highly-available clustered server configurations • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) • Experience with IT automation/orchestration tools such as Ansible Desirable Skills The following skills are highly desirable and will likely distinguish top candidates: • Experience with Gravity Forms and Events Manager plugins • Experience with Genesis Framework • Experience with WordPress Network Mode (multisite) • Knowledge of responsive design techniques • Experience with Google Analytics • Experience with Search Engine Solutions.

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