PHP/WordPress/Drupal Web Developer (Part Time, On Call)

Ripple Effect
Rockville, MD
Jan 24, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
Position OverviewRipple Effect is seeking applications for a PHP/WordPress/Drupal Developer to work part-time, on-call with our Communications and Outreach team. Duty Location: Remote Position Information: Part-Time, On-Call Vacancy: One Opening Security Level: A security clearance is not required to apply. Applicants, once hired, may be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Travel Required: No travel is required Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this positionBackgroundRipple Effect works with federal, private, and non-profit clients to support some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. We provide professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. Ripple Effect is an interdisciplinary environment, full of insightful and intentional people who value and reward adaptability, lifelong learning, and authenticity. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team, check out the Careers section of our website.Job DescriptionRipple Effect is looking for a Web Developer to work with the Communications and Outreach Team supporting projects firm-wide through the development and design of public facing websites. The Website Developer position will participate in the strategic design, development and production of web pages, landing pages, web apps and other functionality. This individual will also be responsible for the backend development and maintenance of Drupal and Wordpress to maintain applications, plug-ins and modules associated with our clients websites and web environments.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of developing public facing website sites for government customers including maintaining web environments; managing specialized plug-ins, add-ons and themes; and customizing web functionality using scripting languages. A successful individual will work well in a fast-paced environment and thrive in a collaborative team setting.Specific duties may include:Maintaining a functional, fast loading and accessible websites, following usability best practices Implement website layout/user designs by using standard HTML/CSS and website accessibility best practices Use a variety of internet technologies, techniques, scripting and object-oriented languages and databases (eg HTML, XML, PHP, MySQL) to create web page elements such as user interface features, site animation, web apps, special effects, databases, and e-business applications Write well-designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices Troubleshoot a variety of issues including script and plugin errors, and media integrationOptimize websites using industry best practices for both functionality and search engine optimizationMaintain website technical documentation and assist with website maintenance and upgradesOther duties, as assigned RequirementsBasic RequirementsB.S. degreeMinimum of 2 years work experience in public facing communications web site development and programmingExpert WordPress and Drupal knowledgeIn-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS Basic knowledge of Section 508 guidelinesBasic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization processStrong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelinesAbility to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniquesHighly organized, efficient, and extremely detail-orientedDemonstrated strength in oral and written communication skills, including professional emailsAvailability during core business hours (9-5 PM EST) for occasional team meetingsPreferred SkillsFamiliarity with Programming languages, including PHP and JavaScriptBenefitsOur employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs based on employment classification. Benefit offerings may include:Health Benefits - Health, Dental, and VisionLife, long-term disability, and other insurance productsHealth and Wellness ProgramsFlexible Spending and Health Savings AccountsRetirement 401K programProfit sharing and bonus programPaid and unpaid leaveProfessional developmentFlexible schedules and work locationVetting and Hiring ProcessIt is the policy of Ripple Effect that:qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits;EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled;employment eligibility will be verified using E-verify;applicants may be asked to participate in assessments during the interview process as described in our Informed Consent Policy; andapplicants will not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the interview process or relocation.Not ready to apply or just want to stay informed on various career opportunities at Ripple Effect? 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