Senior WordPress Engineer - Remote

The Publisher DeskMassachusetts, United States
1 year - 3 years
$ 45
Posted Date
Fri Dec 23, 2022
Job Type
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Sat Dec 23, 2023

Job Summary

The Publisher Desk is currently seeking a WordPress Developer to join their team.  This is a remote working position. 

Job Description

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. 
Responsibilities: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 

  • Strong working knowledge of the WordPress Gutenberg editor, especially the creation and maintenance of custom blocks for unique site needs.

  • 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 (Git required, Subversion a plus)