WordPress Plugin Developer

PETA Foundation via Authentic Jobs
Development

Dec 21st 2018


 

Position Objective:

 

To create, maintain, and improve on existing functionality for the organization's WordPress sites. Work with a remote team to solve web-related problems.

 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

 

• In consultation with the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by them:

 

o Work with project managers, stakeholders, vendors, designers and other developers to provide technical solutions to stakeholder problems

 

o Create WordPress plugins as needed to support site functionality and integrations with other services and APIs

 

o Develop solutions outside of WordPress using PHP, javascript, and other languages

 

o Recommend and initiate improvements to existing sites, operating procedures, and use of technology

 

o Serve as a primary point of contact for WordPress technical queries

 

o Follow WordPress development, recommending any changes needed for upcoming releases

 

o Review other developer's code and make recommendations

 

• Assist in the creation and maintenance of development-related standard operating procedures

 

• Document work and develop necessary support documents or assist the team with development documentation

 

• Communicate well and coordinate work with a distributed team

 

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent work experience

 

• Minimum of five years of related experience in website development roles

 

• Demonstrated experience developing WordPress plugins (authorship of publicly available plugins on the WordPress Plugin Directory a plus)

 

• Demonstrated experience using GitHub in a distributed development environment

 

• Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions in an agile environment

 

• Regular contributions to the WordPress Community (Support Forum, Documentation, etc.)

 

• Extensive experience with the following technologies:

 

o PHP

 

o Javascript

 

o Apache

 

o MySQL

 

o WordPress coding standards and best practices

 

o WordPress plugin development using OOP

 

o Using WordPress as a CMS, knowledge of core actions & filters

 

o REST APIs

 

• Proven success as a Web developer

 

• Familiarity with the following technologies/programs/platforms is helpful:

 

o Laravel

 

o Gutenberg and Gutenberg Block Development

 

o CDNs

 

o Nginx

 

o BuddyPress

 

o WooCommerce

 

o WPML

 

o Elasticsearch

 

o Any of the following: React, Angular, Vue.js, or similar JavaScript frameworks

 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

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