Junior WordPress Developer

Alpharetta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #50502 |
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Onward Search is hiring a Junior WordPress Developer for an Agency client in the Greater Atlanta Area


  • Design, develop and extend custom WordPress solutions to support unique client needs
  • Customize WP Admin for data input, build custom widgets and leverage third party plugins
  • Strategize and perform data migrations from other web platforms onto WordPress
  • Provide end-user WordPress technical support, instruction and troubleshooting
  • Perform routine updates to WordPress core, plugins and other dependencies
  • Monitor and analyze existing sites for opportunities for improvement and optimization
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary project stakeholders to ensure requirements are being met
  • Test all new and existing sites for performance, scalability and browser compatibility
  • Ensure compliance with all coding standards and Web Accessibility
  • Stay up to date on the latest community trends and make recommendations to the team

Required Skills:

  • 1-3 years of experience creating responsive WordPress sites from concept to completion
  • Should have 2-4 years of dedicated, full stack Wordpress experience
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, and CSS3 as well as frameworks Bootstrap and jQuery
  • Working knowledge of WordPress theme development including the template hierarchy, custom post types and taxonomies, custom loops, actions, filters, and PHP functions
  • Experience administering multisite networks, individual sites, users, permissions and settings
  • Experience developing with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and other well-known plugins
  • Experience with source control systems such as Git and Github
  • Knowledge of general best practices in web development, security, and scalability
  • Experience converting visual designs into clean, commented, valid templates
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a keen understanding of UI, UX and web design patterns
  • Should be a clear communicator, a self-starter, an open collaborator and deadline-oriented

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.