Remote Senior WordPress Engineer

last updated January 30, 2020 20:21 UTC

The Publisher Desk

HQ: Remote

  • OFF: USA Only
  • Full-Time
The Publisher Desk is currently seeking a WordPress Developer to join their team. This is a remote working position.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated and resourceful PHP / WordPress developer with a blend of back-end and front-end skills to serve as lead developer. In this highly collaborative role, you will work with front end developers, designers and content developers to build efficient, beautiful and responsive media/news focused websites.


  • Code new WordPress themes, page templates, and plugins from scratch and modify existing themes and plugins
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules including dynamic content and personalization features
  • Integrate wide range of WordPress plugins, API calls and third party apps and forms, such as Eloqua
  • Manage back-end services and interchange of data between server and user, including server-side logic and database integration
  • Ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from front-end
  • Provide front-end development of digital marketing communications, including full websites and micro-sites, landing pages, emails, and other initiatives
  • Develop, test and troubleshoot across multiple browsers, platforms and devices, including tablets and smartphones, to support a consistent and positive customer experience
  • Provide guidance on SEO best practices for site development
  • Research and recommend new technologies and tools for effective integration across various platforms
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a web developer
  • Experience creating and integrating custom WordPress plugins, themes, working with WordPress hooks and filters
  • Experience creating websites for a mobile-first strategy
  • Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
  • Experience with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, and responsive frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap)
  • Experience with online usability, accessibility, and web analytics
  • Experience with development languages (Java or Python)
  • Experience integrating or working with ad serving technologies (prebid, DFPP)
  • Experience with software versioning and revision control systems (Subversion or Git)
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