web developer (php & wordpress)

Polkadotfrog are currently working within a growing organisation based near Long Stratton who are seeking an experienced developer to join a friendly and flexible working environment working on a range of projects from initial the concept to site architecture, and user interface to the finished site.

Our client is currently recruiting for a Developer who shall be focused on the design and implementation of a range of sites where you code and implement WordPress 4 & 5 sites from initial brief through HTML/CSS to a custom theme, functions and plugins. On a day to day basis you will design and implement new features, enhancements and content of existing websites and debug and fix any issues arising. Within this new role you will be working within a small team where you will work collaboratively as well as alone but it is imperative you have strong communications skills and ability to prioritise and manage your workload.

Applications shall have proven experience working with PHP development working with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript and you will be comfortable working with WordPress and any experience or interest in Laravel would be preferred. Alongside your coding experience candidates will have an appreciation or knowledge of SEO or Design.

Required knowledge

  • Strong experience of PHP programming, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and JavaScript
  • Experience of PHP5 and OOP beneficial
  • Bootstrap
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of building WordPress CMS websites using the best practice & de-facto standard plugins
  • Experience of Woo-Commerce
  • API Integration
  • Experience working with WordPress at a PHP code level
  • Knowledge of existing in built WordPress functions
    • Creation of custom post types
    • Creation of plugins/widgets written to conform with the WordPress coding standards
    • Creation of clean, logical, well-documented and re-usable code
    • Theme/Template integration
    • Knowledge of WordPress Network (Multisite) beneficial

Preferable skills/experience

  • Experience creating multi-lingual websites advantageous
  • Experience of using SSH and/or Composer
  • Knowledge and experience of web accessibility
  • Good understanding of cross-platform and cross-browser issues
  • Good understanding of responsive web design
  • Use of jQuery/AJAX
  • Basic understanding of SEO concepts
  • Experience of Photoshop and/or Illustrator beneficial
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics

Salary based on experience