WordPress Engineer - First Look Media
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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