We’re seeking a frontend custom theme builder with high end HTML and CSS skills. (If your primary experience with WordPress is using page-builders like Elementor or Beaver Builder, please do not apply.) You’ll work closely with the UX designer and web developer to build accessible, high quality, built-to-last WordPress websites for nonprofit clients working to make people’s lives better and the world a better place. You’ll contribute to building out our component library. Responsibilities may include custom theme or custom plugin development, one-off front-end code development, third-party software integrations, HTML email templates, and more. Experience with simple animations and/or visual design is a big plus.
Hourly rate: $55-70/hour, project basis to start. working towards full time
Benefits: Education budget, and flexible scheduling.
Location: Virtual office. U.S. time zones preferred.
Accrued paid time off and sick leave
Flexible work schedule: we work with you if you need to move your schedule around for family, emergencies, or just want to take a special 4-day weekend trip.
The opportunity to shape your role to your interests, and to take on significant responsibility that you likely won’t get at a larger firm.
Training and education opportunities, as we believe strongly in the importance of continued learning.
A job with meaning. Work for clients who are making the world a better place by championing climate justice, providing support and resources for immigrants, or providing leadership skills and training (for example).
You will provide proactive feedback on wireframes and designs, to help ensure a smooth build process, to help us create designs that are more efficient to build, and to help keep projects in budget. Your knowledge of WordPress native abilities and useful (and vetted and supported) plug-ins will help shape the website design, as will your ability to think outside of the box and find creative, yet efficient, ways to implement interesting or complex features. Finally, you’ll be responsible for delivering high quality code that meets WCAG 2.1 AA web accessibility standards.
- Frontend web developer on web design projects and assigned tasks for monthly support plans
- Collaborate with and provide technical guidance to team members and clients
- Review technical specifications, wireframes, and requirements with to ensure a thorough and complete understanding of assigned projects and tasks
- Create frontend code custom-coded websites built on open-source tools (WordPress and others) – designs are provided in Sketch
- Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
- Manage updates, changes, and feature additions to existing projects
- Regularly consult with project lead on code deliverables to ensure work meets project requirements before sharing with the client
- Conduct quality assurance and testing on project deliverables
- Assist with technical solutions discovery on projects
Nice-to-Have (not required)
- A design sensibility
- Experience coding animated content (more visual effects than full-on animation)
Qualifications & Skills
- 3-5+ years WordPress frontend web development experience, including experience creating custom themes or plugins
- A working understanding of and experience using ACF for WordPress
- Experience working within and building out design systems
- Strong understanding of the entire website design and development process, including working knowledge of: git or other versioning systems, configuring services such as web-hosting and dns systems, mobile responsive design, accessibility standards, and privacy/security standards
- Problem-solving, can do attitude
- Proactive communication in general, about project status, if problems arise, if there’s scheduling challenges, etc
- Strong attention to detail
How to Apply
Please send your resume with links to at least three working websites you coded, a statement about why you want to work for us, and how you think your employment with Wire Media could make us a better company. Feel free to reveal your particular sense of humor!
We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.