Frontend / Wordpress Developer

We’re looking for a talented WordPress Developer to join our award-winning team. This exciting role is best suited to an experienced developer, with a proven track record across a broad range of projects. There is plenty of scope for advancement and progression within this growing department, with opportunities to help shape future direction.

Our ideal candidate would be someone who has spent a minimum of 4 years honing their skills within the web development industry, ideally within an agency environment. We’re looking for an individual who’s hungry for creative challenges and excited at the prospect of working in a fast-paced industry across varied projects.

The Role

The WordPress Developer will be involved in all stages of web projects and taking a lead role in development delivery.

Working with the wider team, the WordPress Developer will help to scope and estimate projects, providing creative and technical input during the early stages. You’ll work closely with our designers to create a brief, specification and design assets before carrying out the required development work and managing the production phase.

Our chosen content management system is WordPress, and we’ve developed a modern approach to working with this platform based on the Sage Starter Theme by Roots. Our process includes a modern front-end workflow, DRY templating methodologies and intuitive dependency management. We use git for version control and ensure all projects are well-commented and easily maintainable. We have a very well optimised hosting infrastructure with automated deployment processes.

Whilst we’re very proud of our process, we constantly seek to improve and are looking for someone to add value, bring new ideas and shape its direction.

The ideal candidate will be someone with the aptitude and appetite to learn new technologies and push our team to achieve more. In this role, you’ll require exceptional attention to detail, strong communication skills, organisation and time management. You’ll quickly become an integral member of our team, and we’ll provide a clear pathway for your career progression.

Below are some examples of recent our projects which indicate the level of expertise we require:

https://www.peststopboys.co.uk/

https://rumulti.com/

https://twochimpscoffee.com/

https://eatgenesis.com/

https://www.qaccounting.com/

https://www.embryoangling.org/


Roles and Responsibilities of the WordPress Developer:

Providing creative and technical input throughout web and marketing projects

Collaborating with team members and 3rd parties to produce the best outcomes

Engaging with clients during project kick-off meetings, presentations and feedback rounds

Taking a lead role in the production phase of development projects and carrying out the required development work

Working with the wider team to enhance our development process

Organise and manage a queue of development tasks to ensure projects are delivered on time and to specification


Required Skills and Attributes of the Web Developer:

Excellent understanding of HTML, CSS (Sass), Javascript and PHP

Strong knowledge of modern front-end workflows using technologies such as webpack, npm, yarn, composer and other similar technologies

Strong understanding of git and version control

Experience with web animation (CSS, JS or SVG eg. lottie.js or GSAP) is preferable

Experience developing websites using WordPress

Familiarity using plugins such as Advanced Custom Fields, Gravity Forms and WooCommerce is preferable

Excited by technical challenges and a natural problem-solver

Ability and eagerness to learn new skills

Strong organisational skills including scheduling, budget management, personal time management and meeting deadlines


Benefits:

Regular paid-for staff lunches, as a team

Annual staff party budget (previously visited Krakow, Budapest, Berlin, London etc.)

Paid-for trips to awards ceremonies, events and conferences

Occasional remote/flexible working if necessary

Free Fruit and Coffee (Nespresso)/Tea

Dart Board and Xbox One X in office

Opportunities to visit and work from our office in Berlin

Personal development budget – we invest in our staff to learn and develop their skills

This is an opportunity to help shape a growing company where your efforts and opinion will be fully appreciated

If you’re excited by this new position and wish to apply, please contact us via careers@herdl.com

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