Wordpress Developer
Lipman Hearne
Chicago, IL
Lipman Hearne is the nation’s leading marketing agency delivering branding, strategy, and communications to the nonprofit sector. We help build reputations, raise funds, amplify voices, and recruit students and members for organizations ranging from advocacy groups and professional associations to universities, colleges, and cultural institutions. Our deep bench of seasoned professionals from the worlds of consumer marketing, advertising, education, and philanthropy provides the wide solutions our clients need to meet and exceed their goals.

We are currently seeking a motivated Developer to build interfaces for our clients’ websites, as well as the technical framework behind them. Our clients are true visionaries and their organizations change lives. Their missions, constituencies, and challenges are often complex.

This role will work with designers and digital strategists to make sure our interactive projects have optimal functionality, engaging user experience and that branding is balanced with innovation and completed within budget. As a developer at Lipman Hearne, you’ll be responsible for building websites for our clients on the WordPress platform, code emails, banner ads, and landing pages that feed to CRM systems such as Slate and Salesforce. Projects will involve custom Drupal development, and web projects are executed on the LAMP stack. We value collaboration; strong communication skills – both written and verbal – are a must.

The ideal candidate must be a skilled programmer and a creative thinker who is on top of industry and cultural trends.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in discussions with our clients to determine technical requirements for their projects
Review site maps, wireframes, and design documents for technical feasibility
Review design documents and wireframe annotations for WCAG/ADA concerns; make recommendations for amelioration
Initialize development and staging environments for our web projects—an understanding of (and experience with) hosting LAMP-stack websites in Amazon Web Services is a definite plus
Work with creative team members to prototype functional solutions to client challenges
Collaborate closely with visual designers, digital and account strategists, other developers, and project managers to create and execute optimal user experiences
Build websites in basic HTML, in PHP, and in WordPress
Maintain your code in a version-control repository—Git is strongly preferred
Fine-tune your code for optimal speed, accessibility, mobile response, and SEO
Deploy tracking and analytics code, such as Google Analytics and Facebook pixels, via Google Tag Manager
Proactively look forward to new value-added opportunities and technologies
Share your knowledge. The agency employs people across a wide continuum of disciplines and practice. You are encouraged to contribute to our blog, to participate in informal information-sharing sessions (brown-bag lunches), and to speak up during kickoff meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent experience in related field.
4+ years experience in Web Development
Experience in creating WordPress websites, plugins and building user interfaces for web applications
Comfortable working with WordPress “starter” themes/frameworks — UnderStrap and Genesis, for example
Experience with responsive development, and comfort using common front-end libraries, such as Bootstrap, to execute them
Facility with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress
Experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery
Experience working with external APIs; an understanding of the Salesforce API is a plus
Experience creating WordPress Gutenberg blocks (either by writing your own JSON, or via ACF)
Manage repo deployments to multiple environments
Experience with source control, GIT, and/or SVN

Preferred Skills:
Experience with AWS components (S3, EC2, RDS, VPC, ELB, Route 53, Certificate Manager) a plus
Working knowledge of HTML5 animation for banner ads and websites; an understanding of the GreenSock animation library, a plus
Experience developing HTML emails that look great in modern email clients and degrade gracefully in older email clients
Experience creating custom Drupal modules and familiarity with themes/integrations.
Understanding of how to SSH into a server (Unix command line, set up LAMP stack, diagnose server errors) a plus
Experience with a ticketing system and workflow tracking, such as Basecamp, Jira, or DoneDone; a plus
Experience in implementing a tagging structure for measurement with Google Analytics; an understanding of how to deploy custom tracking scripts via Google Tag Manager a definite plus
Please provide links to your online portfolio and any other applicable representations of your talents.

Lipman Hearne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status.