WordPress Developer

Rockville , MD
Nov 24, 2020
Jan 27, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a full-time Senior WordPress Developer to design and build visually appealing and intuitive websites as part of a team of web developers and graphic designers to support our research studies.  As a strong candidate, you will have excellent CSS and JavaScript skills as well as experience in coding custom templates, themes, and modules.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop and maintain responsive design websites that are dynamic and data driven.

• Review the work of junior staff members and provide guidance in best practices in UI, UX, and interaction design.

• Participate in brainstorming sessions with clients to help articulate requirements, preferences, and expectations.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree and 8 plus years experience in IT development.

• 6+ years using WordPress. 

• Excellent JavaScript/jQuery skills.

• Advanced knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 (Bootstrap).

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience with Drupal.

• Experience using JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular 2+, Vue, or React).

• Proficient in LAMP stack (e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL, or PHP).

• Experience developing Responsive sites.

• Experience installing, testing and debugging WordPress plugins, and creating custom plugins as needed.

• Experience writing technical requirements and specifications.

• Familiarity with common version control systems, preferably Git.

• Familiarity with continuous integration processes using Jenkins.

• Able to write clean, readable, and well-documented code, following WordPress or Drupal conventions.

• Accustomed to working on collaborative team projects using agile development methodology.

• Knowledge of website accessibility standards.

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be detailed oriented and able to work in a team environment.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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