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Experienced Wordpress Developer

Company: The Kestrel Co.
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

About Us The Kestrel Co. is a group of nimble creatives and coders. We believe in building beautiful, intuitive websites that are driven by user experience, accessible design, and the latest technology. Through its work, Kestrel pushes the standards of what is expected of dev teams. We hire passionate, communicative humans who truly care about our clients' dreams and who value the opinions of everyone around them. About You Coming from a background in design and development, you think critically with both your analytical and creative mind in your approach to every project. You are a key contributor through the duration of a project to push innovation, collaborate on design, and contribute your development perspective to the experience as a whole. You write efficient code with responsive CSS, semantic standards, pixel perfection, high speed, and accessibility prioritized. You are a master of your craft with 5+ years of experience in the industry and can consult on new technologies, troubleshoot anyone's code, and manage server issues. You are interested in leading a team of web developers and are a passionate leader who problem-solves and makes decisions with long-term team goals in mind. Ideally, you have past work experience at an agency, and you understand the complex dynamics of working with multiple teammates and having several clients in your portfolio. And hopefully, you have passionate interests outside of work, whether it be your family or your pets or your hobbies; interesting humans make for quality teammates. Position Responsibilities --- Requirement gathering, ideating, creating, and maintaining concepts to communicate potential solutions--- Advocating for collaborative design, design thinking, and an inclusive process from the very start of a project lifecycle--- Continually giving and soliciting feedback from others across a wide range of disciplines to achieve a rich perspective--- Writing maintainable, standard-driven code--- Working solo or on project teams to take an idea from concept to implementation--- Building and maintaining a variety of high-traffic websites - landing pages, e-commerce shops, and marketing websites in WordPress--- Writing and maintaining custom plugins and themes--- Ensuring sites function properly for SEO and conducting SEO Audits to inform our content strategy--- Brainstorming alongside product owners and key stakeholders to identify the best project approach--- Collaborating with designers and developers to solve complex challenges--- Participating in feature estimation and scoping--- Managing time appropriately and clearly communicating changes in effort or scope--- Staying up to date on new technology and techniques and educating the team--- Maintaining client websites regularly to keep all licenses and software up to date and error-free--- Managing Google Analytics accounts and pulling regular reports for existing clients and technical analysis in web strategy Talents we're looking for --- Strong portfolio with work samples showcasing expertise in building highly designed websites--- 3+ years of related work experience--- Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills to collaborate with team members and project stakeholders--- Ability to work collaboratively, remain open to feedback, and know how and when to defend development decisions--- Experience working across organizational boundaries to define, manage, and prioritize work--- Proficiency with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, and InVision--- Very strong working knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript--- Experience with cross-browser and cross-platform development--- Strong experience developing custom WordPress themes--- Proficiency in creating custom Gutenberg blocks utilizing ACF Pro--- Knowledge of the WP template hierarchy--- Experience with HTML5 APIs (canvas, audio, local storage)--- Experience with package managers (NPM)--- Experience with advanced JavaScript libraries, GSAP, Gulp, and APIs--- Very strong knowledge and experience of SEO implementation and strategy--- Familiarity with Google Search Console Bonus skills --- Previous work managing SEM campaigns--- Experience with JavaScript web app frameworks such as Vue, React, and Angular--- Knowledge of emerging static site technologies like Gatsby and Next.js--- Familiarity with a headless CMS setup--- Understanding of design systems, the function of blocks/components within a system, and how to use/write atomic or BEM-style CSS The perks --- Base Salary - We take your experience and talent level into great consideration to ensure your compensation is fair and commensurate with regional and industry standards.--- Work/Life Balance - Kestrel takes pride in the incredible work ethic of our employees. We ensure all of our team members have vacation and sick time sufficient to meet their needs, and we do our best to avoid working outside of traditional business hours whenever possible.--- Hybrid Officing - Kestrel recognizes that great work can be done in many locations. Though we appreciate our employees spending the majority of their time in our office, our team is free to work remotely when desired or necessary. We ensure you have the tools and resources to do your best work, wherever that might be from. Become part of the family At Kestrel, we really do value each employee for who they uniquely are. We want to know each team member as a person, not just as someone who writes code or creates content. With time we hope to know not only you but your family as well, and we want Kestrel to be a place you can see yourself working for many years. As a Kestrel employee, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the identity of the company and help create an environment conducive to creativity, collaboration, and inclusion.

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