Web Developer- Chicago

Web Developer

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.
-Knowledge of Javascript: vanilla, jQuery, and popular plugins.
-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 Google Maps Javascript API.
-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.

To Apply:
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.