WordPress Developer

Posted Sep 14

We are a closely-held web and mobile application development firm and we are looking for a driven WordPress Developer. Are you experienced and current in your WordPress, plugin and layout skills? Do you have depth in Responsive Web Design and design principles? Looking for a no-politics zone to do your best work? Mercury is the place for you!

The Work

The WordPress developer will be engaged in a range of web design and development projects including:

  • Design and develop websites using WordPress, popular plugins and custom post types
  • Implement Responsive Web Design layouts for high fidelity rendering on phone, tablet and desktop
  • Participate in interface design, layout work and UX optimization
  • Assist engineers in development of custom business applications utilizing rich HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript-driven front ends

Skills & Requirements

The position requires strong web interface development skills using WordPress, HTML5, CSS3 and related ecosystem tooling. The ability to take web design creative and translate into highly-performant WordPress-driven web pages on phones, tablets and desktops is essential. Experience with JavaScript is a key supporting skill to improve the employee’s ability to collaborate with application developers.

Mercury's front end and WordPress developers possess strong skills in the above technologies and just as important front-end design patterns, common interface frameworks and testing. A passion for web standards and modern interface frameworks is also pretty darn important.

Some Specifics

At Mercury you will:

  • Live and thrive in WordPress, browser tools and website construction in general
  • Design web page layouts, icons and supporting graphical elements
  • Build modular and reusable WordPress themes/plugins, functions and custom post types
  • Deploy solutions to the cloud including WPEngine, Azure and AWS

Proficiency and comfort with Agile methods will be a major plus for this position.

Bonus Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in JavaScript and frameworks like React
  • Graphic design and UX skills
  • Experience with third party APIs from leading SaaS solutions (Salesforce, Facebook, payment processing, etc.)
  • Ability to learn and/or experience with whatever new CMSes come down the pike (Gatsby, Prismic, etc.)

How to Know If You're A Fit

If any of the following excites you, we definitely want to talk to you!

  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Smashing Magazine
  • The WordPress.com Blog
  • Shop Talk Show

This Is A Remote-Friendly Position

Mercury is a distributed workforce with developers and designers located throughout the United States. We are open to applicants located anywhere in the continental United States (we fine all team members being within 3 time zones of each other best for collaboration) and also Tampa-based developers.

About MercuryWorks

We are a Florida-based group of talented designers and developers devoid of heavy corporate structures, approval processes and tight boundaries. Noted by our clients as giving that little extra that truly sets us apart, we seek to build sustained, successful relationships, ship customized solutions and deliver strategic counsel and zealous service. mercuryworks.com

About H1B Visas and Recruiters

At this time we are not considering the sponsorship of H1B candidates. Also, no recruiters. Definitely; please no recruiters. None. No matter how good you think your candidate is.