Junior WordPress Web Developer.

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IMS Marketing are looking for a Junior WordPress Web Developer to join our ever-growing team. This is a great opportunity for a Web Developer to expand their skills working with a range of B2B clients throughout Ireland, the UK, and into Europe.

The candidate must have a good understanding of HTML, CSS, Twig, JavaScript and PHP. This role will work closely with Design, Digital, and Client Marketing Managers to create amazing customer experiences.

In this role, you will:

  • Execute projects across their entire lifecycle: from brief & scoping to published site & continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the broader Digital and Creative teams on upcoming website projects
  • Assist in the review of website design and usability in conjunction with the design and digital teams
  • Stay in tune with emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them to operations and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop core features for WordPress Platform
  • Develop responsive Gutenberg modules using HTML, CSS, and Twig, based on Adobe XD designs
  • Develop features for various levels of customer websites, including all associated tasks, right the way through to go live, incorporating innovative solutions and industry best practices
  • Ensure all development is complete to a high standard as per requirements with a strong focus on performance, in particular, those elements that impact Google’s performance measurement scores
  • Work with the project team ahead of a new website build to spec out what is involved in the development and set timelines before the project plan is sent to the client.
  • Work closely with Designers to answer development related queries throughout the design process, so that you are aligned with the end goals for the website.
  • Testing and bug fixing your work and on other projects.
  • Learn from and contribute to advances in WordPress platform.
  • Contribute to finding and implementing new tools and processes that improve our platform and how we do things in general.
  • Overall web maintenance: Plugin updates and errors, security updates, updating cookie policy, and debugging pages
  • Editing and optimising of existing website themes and functionality
  • Design and delivery of WordPress training to non-technical stakeholders
  • Set up, manage, and configure hosting environments
  • Maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferrable code

Skills & Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in WordPress theme development
  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and Twig
  • Experience building accessible web pages
  • Experience with Git
  • A thorough understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • A strong understanding of responsive web design techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks at the same time in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attention to detail and highly organised

Desired:

  • Familiarity with RESTful services (APIs)
  • Familiarity with JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery)
  • Familiarity with website localisation
  • Familiarity with content management and eCommerce solutions such as Shopify and Magento

Experience:

  • 2+ years working in web development, preferably in an agency environment.
  • BA/BSc in Computer Science, Website Development or related field
  • Portfolio submission is required with your application

Benefits:

  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Additional holiday days based on years of service
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Contribution to further education and study allowance
  • Working with an award-winning international marketing agency

Location:

  • Happy to invite candidates based anywhere in Ireland who are interested in remote working.

To Apply:

  • Please provide a cover letter and CV including links to your previous work and/or a list of active URLs representative of your abilities and a description of your responsibilities on each website.
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