Upshift is looking for a web developer with 2-4 years experience to build brand and marketing WordPress websites. Web developers at UpShift work closely and advise with graphic designers, project managers, and company partners to produce fast, performant, award-winning websites.
An ideal candidate will have experience:
-Developing custom WordPress websites for brands.
-Extending the functionality of WordPress sites through custom fields, custom post types, and external integrations.
-Collaborating with a design team to translate layouts and brand documents into responsive HTML themes and templates.
-Working in an agency environment to launch and maintain websites and their environment (domain, hosting, SSL).
-Presenting and explaining proofs of concept and previews of work.
-Researching and incorporating best practices and guidelines for SEO, performance/speed, security, and accessibility (WCAG).
-Knowledge of PHP and its use in manipulating WordPress features and functions.
-Knowledge of CSS, CSS frameworks and animations, and use of preprocessors like SASS/SCSS or LESS.
-Manually testing web experiences through different browsers and devices or VM's for cross-browser and cross-device compatibility (think IE11).
-Familiarity with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
-Good written and verbal communication skills.
Nice-to-have's, or otherwise things that you'll learn here:
-Experience connecting sites to property management software API's to receive and send data to them.
-Experience with the Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress.
-Experience managing a Unix-based VPS as a development server.
-Experience extending Google Analytics for advanced tracking.
-Experience with integrating social media platforms or aggregators.
-Experience in email development and testing
About our firm:
UpShift Creative Group is an award-winning communications firm with offices in Chicago and LA. We have successfully delivered branding, print and web solutions for many top-level companies in real estate, business services, hospitality, and luxury consumer goods.
Email your resume, and relevant links like your personal website or Github page. Be sure to include your requested salary range when you respond.
This is a full-time, on-site position for a Web Developer. Please, no recruitment agencies, or overseas freelancers or outsourcers. No phone calls, please.