Firebrand is seeking a WordPress Developer

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Company Introduction
Firebrand LLC, is an international digital agency based in Minneapolis Minnesota. We unite behavioral science, storytelling & technology to drive ROI for our clients. We create websites using a number of platforms, focusing primarily on custom WordPress and Drupal sites.

Job Description
Firebrand is seeking a WordPress Developer to help implement sites using industry best practices. Responsibilities include turning UI/UX design wireframes into actual code. The WordPress Developer will be responsible for creating custom themes and plugins using industry best practices. You will play an active role bridging the gap between visual design, UI/UX design, and technical implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Capability to create working HTML sites from wireframes or Photoshop designs
  • Evaluate and help select plugins and other technologies to help build maintainable websites

Skills And Qualifications

  • Highly experienced in creating custom WordPress themes using current best practices
  • Deep understanding of the current state of the WordPress marketplace: informed on popular plugins and upcoming changes to the WordPress platform
  • Participation in the WordPress community (WordCamp, StackExchange, plugin author, etc.) a plus
  • Proficient in web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Experience using server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS, LESS, Compass and Grunt
  • Proficient in CSS frameworks such as SMACSS, BEM, OOCSS
  • Experience developing with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

Broad knowledge of browser compatibility issues and current best practices for assuring consistency of cross-browser experiences
Highly experienced with git
Proficient in WordPress or Drupal 8, as we do both
Basic understanding of image compression (e.g. jpg, png, webp), and knowing the advantages/ disadvantages of each
Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as GIMP or Photoshop is a plus
Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
Excellent communications skills in English

Send your CV & Portfolio to ivana.maznevska@firebrand.net

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