Jul 12, 2018

WordPress Developer

  • PETA Foundation
Information / Web Animal Rights

Job Description

Position Objective:

To participate in the development, design, and implementation of websites for the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations, paying particular attention to detail and scalability


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • In consultation with the PETA Foundation and its supported organizations and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by them:

    o Initiate and lead improvements in processes and standards of construction and maintenance of the supported organizations' software applications

    o Develop technical functionality and implementation of the supported organizations' Internet sites 

    o Assist in defining the functionality required to support elaborate Web interfaces and software applications efficiently

    o Recommend and initiate improvements to the supported organizations' sites, operating procedures, and use of technology 

    o Serve as a primary point of contact for WordPress technical queries

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of development-related standard operating procedures 
  • Document work and develop necessary support documents or assist the team with development documentation
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



  • Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of five years of related experience in website development roles
  • Demonstrated experience developing WordPress plugins and themes (authorship of publicly available plugins/themes on the WordPress Plugin Directory/Themes Directory a plus)
  • Demonstrated experience providing creative solutions in an agile environment
  • Regular contributions to the WordPress Community (Support Forum, Documentation, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with the following technologies:

        o Apache

        o MySQL

        o PHP

        o Nginx

        o WordPress

        o WordPress coding standards and best practices

        o WordPress Community

        o WordPress multisite

        o WordPress plugin development

        o WordPress theme development

  • Demonstrated experience using GitHub in a distributed development environment
  • Proven success as a Web developer
  • Familiarity with the following technologies/programs/platforms:

        o BuddyPress

        o CDN (Content Delivery Networks)

        o Responsive frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, etc.)

        o WooCommerce

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization 

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