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National University Wordpress Developer in La Jolla, California

Position Summary:

With direct supervision, program the content management for National University System (NUS) and affiliate websites by designing, coding and modifying, from layout to function and according to clients? specifications. Strive to create visually appealing themes and plugins that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands front-end and back-end technologies, including PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Application Programming Interface (API).

  • Designs and develops responsive design websites using web standards and user experience measurements; constructs user interfaces for NUS websites and/or web applications.

  • Programs websites, mobile sites, intranets, email marketing and other digital projects based on customer requirements; builds and animates web banners using modern techniques; ensuring all assignments are error free; maintains existing websites built in HTML and Wordpress.

  • Develops themes, child themes and related functionality for a WordPress multisite network.

  • Participates actively in the WordPress community, and is a key stakeholder and visionary of future WordPress and content management.

  • Collaborates with internal clients to assess needs in development of themes, child themes, and related functionality for a WordPress multisite network

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: NA

Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field, required; and, three (3) to six (6) years? relevant experience in programming and modifying different marketing modalities; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.

  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.

  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.

  • Adapting to new technologies and standards.

  • Core proficiencies include PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, and Git.

  • Integration of third-party APIs and technologies with WordPress.

  • Working knowledge of Javascript frameworks such as React and interest in developing proficiency.

  • Understanding and embracing of accessibility/WCAG 2.x standards

  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like

  • Understanding and comprehension of Custom Post Types and WordPress Taxonomy structures.

  • Integration of third-party APIs and technologies with WordPress.

  • Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods and techniques and equipment, including knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures; Ability to translate designs (PSD, AI, Sketch) into functional Web interfaces

  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.

Physical Demands/Environment:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal and requires color vision and depth perception. The work is performed in an office environment and outside the office as necessary.

Travel: No Travel Required

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