Job Description :
New position 05/08 - SDE_WPD_305

Job Title: Wordpress Developer
Location: Dover, DE
Duration: 12 Months
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: Both Phone and In Person

Job Description:
The Programmer is responsible for working within a multidisciplinary team to develop, produce and maintain web sites and web applications in support of the GIC mission of enhancing communications between Delawareans and their government.
This role will handle diverse and challenging problem sets – with the ultimate goal of improving end-user experience.
Support our multisite WordPress environments in partnership with our team. Research WordPress updates, future additions, and navigate through upgrades. Develop custom WordPress plugins for features on an as-needed basis.
Conceive of and build new features into our user centered websites. Collaborate with the team of designers, web developers, programmer, content writer, and project leads on new features.
Use website analytics and search data to make decisions about improving user interactions. Will make suggestions for improving search for clients and for the engines we maintain.
Teach and educate others (i.e. those on our team, or our clients) about features and functionality.
Did we mention, you should have a hyper focus on users?
Experience with medium and large websites (100+pages up to 4,000 pages)
5 years or more programming experience with large website development in: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WordPress and must have an understanding of security best practices
The mind of a teacher; can help guide others with less experience/a mentor to others on the team
Collaborative; works well in team environment
Passion for researching technologies that will help end users (citizens, businesses, residents, visitors, etc)
RSS and XML experience is a plus
Required Skills:
Prior experience where primary work was developing using PHP Required 5 Years
Prior experience where primary work was programming MySQL Required 5 Years
Prior experience Programming HTML5 Required 2 Years
Prior CSS programming experience Required 2 Years
JavaScript/JQuery programming Required 5 Years
Prior experience developing PHP in a corporate environment (not freelance or pro-bono) Required 3 Years
Linux Systems Experience Highly desired 1 Years
Bootstrap/front end frameworks Highly desired 1 Years
RSS Expereince Highly desired 1 Years
XML Experience Highly desired 1 Years
SEO experience Highly desired 2 Years
Prior experience working with Data Highly desired 2 Years
Prior experience with PHP-based Content Management Systems (CMS) Highly desired 2 Years
Drupal experience Highly desired 2 Years
Prior experience with other programming languages including .NET Highly desired 2 Years
Wordpress experience (with themes, hooks, custom plugin development, filters, page templates or functions.php) Desired 2 Years
Prior public sector experience developing websites Desired 1 Years