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WordPress Engineer - First Look Media

by Chrissie Himes Contributions Published on Aug 06, 2014 02:02 PM
First Look Media is looking for a WordPress Engineer based in either their San Francisco or Manhattan office.

Founded by Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media is based on the belief that democracy depends on a citizenry that is highly informed and deeply engaged in the issues that affect their lives. First Look seeks to improve society through journalism and technology, to help individuals hold the powerful accountable, build responsive institutions and, most important, shape their communities and what happens in their lives for the better.

POSITION SUMMARY

First Look Media is looking for a software developer to support FLM's digital magazines. The Wordpress Engineer will provide domain expertise especially around Wordpress themes and the interaction of plugins, CSS, and Javascript in a multisite Wordpress environment at scale. Participate as a key member of a software development team focused on the implementation and continuous improvement of software development tools and methodologies with a focus on sustainable, professional quality engineering with a team approach. You must be able to thrive in a start-up environment and be able to work both collaboratively and independently as needed. This role can be based in either our San Francisco or Manhattan office.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Product and Editorial Teams on projects.
  • Work closely with Designers and Product Teams to develop and launch new themes and sites
  • Create, edit, and modify Wordpress themes
  • Review design changes against analytical data and recommend improvements
  • Present multiple prototype solutions to high level requirements
  • Work cross-functionally with software developers and Site Operations personnel
  • Write tests to support Continuous Integration

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years as a Web or Front-end developer
  • Experience with n-tier architectures, dynamic material, data caching strategies, and complex security models/implementations
  • CSS wizard
  • Experience with responsive design
  • UI/UX literacy
  • Expertise with Javascript frameworks
  • Wordpress Internals Expert including plugins and themes.
  • Expert with cross browser support techniques
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver aggressive project schedules on time
  • Previous experience configuring and using any or all of the following highly desirable: HTML5, PHP, AJAX, SOAP, Ant, Subversion, Git, Varnish, HAProxy, Wordpress, chef, puppet
  • Experience developing and integrating Web services APIs

Applicants can apply online at boards.greenhouse.io/firstlook/jobs/20107

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