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WordPress Designer/Developer (Freelance)

As SPARK’s WordPress Developer, you will be responsible for maintaining and elevating our company website, spark.us and supporting client website projects as well. You will help us tell our story, share our success, and allow us to better connect with our community and deliver great creative work to our clients. Your contributions and collaboration will enable us to deliver a consistently meaningful, memorable and measurable experience for all of our website visitors. As our WordPress Designer/Developer you will serve as our internal subject matter expert and will continuously guide our team toward new ways to optimize our site and our client sites, while ensuring that all brand standards remain intact.

The Basics

2+ years of web design experience, including experience in HTML and CSS
2+ years of experience as a WordPress Designer/Developer WordPress
2+ years of experience with JavaScript and PHP
1+ years of SEO experience

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Web Development

  • Leads SPARK website development projects and task-based updates
  • Provides new design and front-end code for client website projects
  • Designs and builds the front-end of our company WordPress website, including the editing/build of custom themes
  • Designs website layouts and adds content using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP
  • Leverages SEO tactics to improve site performance and guide project planning
  • Explores/shares optimal hosting platform solutions, based on project requirements
  • Monitors how website visitors interact with websites, gathers feedback, and makes changes to the user experience, improving design and ease of use

Monitoring & Performance

  • Monitors WordPress web applications to make sure they are online, functioning properly and loading quickly
  • Responds to error codes and troubleshoots reported issues
  • Designs, implements and analyzes user tests as needed, to test user experience of new and existing sites
  • Provides ongoing project management support for design and development projects, including working with clients and internal team members to define project needs/specs
  • Presents findings and technical solution suggestions to meet project goals
  • Presents analytics/performance data for assigned projects
  • Monitors structure, security, and content management of websites

Meetings and Collaboration

  • Attends agency meetings, project meetings, client meetings and department-specific meetings to remain informed
  • Partners with clients to conceptualize ideas and help bring their vision into reality
  • Collaborates closely with Studio and Creative teams to regularly produce attractive, informative and inspirational content
  • Partners with Brand and Operations to understand project scopes, schedules and budgets
  • Monitors project communications, meets deadlines and delivers work based on scheduled key dates and allocated hours/established budgets

WordPress Staff Training & Communication

  • Trains internal team members to use WordPress in order to manipulate the site, add content, and anything else which is needed to support the upkeep of the SPARK website
  • Guides Designers and other contributing team members on proper/optimal format and specs for created assets
  • Communicates opportunities and functionality updates to users

Required Experience

  • 2+ years of web design experience, including experience in HTML and CSS
  • 2+ years of experience as a WordPress Designer/Developer WordPress
  • 2+ years of experience with JavaScript and PHP
  • 1+ years of SEO experience
  • Understanding of design principles for developing engaging and responsive websites
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to transition mock-ups into attractive functioning responsive websites
  • Experience with version control and knowledge of various hosting environments
  • An impressive online design portfolio showcasing WordPress development and design work – This should be an example of your work
  • A strong sense of ownership, responsibility and commitment
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and able to work well independently or collaborate within a team
  • Deep passion for learning new things and education
  • Respectful, encouraging, and conscientious of people around you
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced agency-style environment
  • Strong computer skills, including capabilities with relevant technologies and platforms
  • Some experience working with a debugging tool
  • Resourceful and full of grit

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related field is required
  • Keeps a pulse on trends and the future of web design
  • Experience with Sketch
  • Analytics experience

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