WordPress Developer

Rockville , MD
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
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:
Westat is seeking a full-time 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:
•    A Bachelor's degree is required.
•    10 plus years' of experience in IT development to include at least 3-5 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Must possess excellent communication skills and be detailed oriented. 
•    Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and able to work in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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.