Hachette Book Group, a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, is looking for a WordPress Developer to join its Web Services team in New York, NY. The Web Services team is responsible for developing engaging web experiences for Hachette’s brands including authors, books, and imprints.
The WordPress Developer will work with marketers, publishers, and web producers to develop mobile friendly websites on top of a robust highly customized WordPress platform and will be engaged in both front end and back end development. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, executing on multiple projects with a positive, collaborative attitude. The role should evolve and move forward with the continuing changes in technology. This is a full time position reporting to the Creative Director, Web Services Manager.
-Configure, maintain, and develop WordPress templates, themes, and plugins to build or enhance title, author, imprint and other web experiences
-Integrate with partners utilizing APIs
-Work collaboratively with Web Producers and Marketers in the development of assets for web properties
-Strong experience with WordPress building custom themes, plugins, and modules
-Knowledge of Git version control system and workflows
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
-Deep understanding of standards-compliant front-end development techniques and experience with front end frameworks such as Bootstrap
-Comfortable working with database technologies such as MySQL
-Able to modify, expand, or refactor existing code contextually
-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience
-5+ years experiencing deploying production ready code in enterprise environments
OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Working experience with Vagrant/VirtualBox development environments
-Experience with JIRA
-SEO and analytics proficiency and implementation
Applicants – please provide a link to your portfolio or github account on your resume!