WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

About the Position

RocketBike, a growing boutique agency based in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA, is seeking a WordPress Developer to help fulfill our growing demand for website services. The WordPress Developer will work as an integral part of our team to build amazing websites and interactive experiences.

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to a wide range of web projects and participate in all stages of design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Turn Photoshop mockups (both desktop and mobile) into responsive WordPress sites.
  • Work with our design & digital strategy team to build awesome websites.
  • Troubleshoot and debug performance and styling issues.
  • Maintain active client websites (upgrade WordPress themes, update plugins, and make periodic content/design updates).
  • Assist with hosting/server-side housekeeping (setting up staging sites, migrating sites, etc.)
  • Play an important role in the culture of a fun, growing company.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of development experience – agency experience is a plus.
  • Converting Photoshop mockups to interactive WordPress websites.
  • Functional knowledge of WordPress and popular tools like WP Bakery (Visual Composer).
  • Refining responsive websites with CSS media queries.
  • Basic understanding of PHP.
  • Basic back-end knowledge (DNS settings, MySQL, etc.)

Bonus points if you have experience with:

  • Custom Post Types, Advanced CPT, WooCommerce
  • CSS3 animations
  • Using PHP to customize functions, create shortcodes, etc.
  • MySQL database field mapping
  • jQuery
  • Parallax libraries like GreenSock
  • GitHub
  • WP Engine
  • Client/project management
  • APIs
  • Marketing metrics, analytics, and conversion best practices

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has a positive attitude and enjoys (or at least tolerates) puns and other forms of tacky jokes.
  • Has an eye for design and user experience.
  • Enjoys learning new skills and ideas.
  • Motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • An effective communicator with both clients and internal team members.
  • An excellent problem solver with the ability to quickly assess problems and determine the best steps to resolution.

Why You’ll Love It

RocketBike is a successful boutique digital agency with a range of local, regional, and national clients in industries from finance to tourism and consumer products.

This is a rare opportunity to do amazing creative work with potential to grow to move up as the company continues to expand. We have an upbeat and casual office with fun people, great clients, and pretty good snacks (humble brag). We have dogs around the office now and then too so hopefully you like dogs (if not, cats are negotiable).

How to Apply

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