Radiant Digital WordPress Developer – Remote in United States

November 20, 2023

Job Description

Position: WordPress Developer Location: Remote – Seattle, WA. Duration: 12 months Based in Seattle but this is a remote position. They do not need to live in Seattle or WA state. They can work off hours, they just need to be available for online weekly meetings during Pacific Standard Time (PST) business hours About this job: Recently, Seattle Public Schools moved to a WordPress Content Management System (CMS) platform for our District and School sites (Multisite) along with a standalone internal staff site. We are looking for a Full Stack WordPress Developer to provide an assessment of our sites, give feedback for improvements, and collaborate with our hosting vendor Pantheon. In this role, the developer will support various aspects of the SPS website environment including, design, availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, and security of websites as directed by the SPS web services team. The developer will also work closely with the web team to understand SPS community needs and deliver a positive user experience. Responsibilities: • Experience developing and maintaining WordPress multisite • Recommend solutions and collaborate with the SPS web services team to maintain sites and solve technical issues • Support DevOps processes around testing, deployment/release management, and uptime issues; Setup and tuning of monitoring systems including ThousandEyes and New Relic. • Configure and maintain WordPress CMS for security and performance • Maintain version control for WordPress core, themes, 3rd party plugins for performance and security • Reporting and Measurement: status reporting, performance measurement, and retrospectives • Create, maintain, and backup databases • Participate in planning and execution of tasks related to the evaluation of new website-based initiatives including new feature development or troubleshooting existing features (Upgraded Versions, Third-Party Solutions, integration with additional Enterprise Systems) • Ensuring cross-platform compatibility, responsive design, and performance analysis and optimization • Communicating the effectiveness of emerging technologies to decision-makers • Ensuring security, maintenance, and scalability when developing solutions • Knowledge of WordPress security and WP plugin security. Support patching WP/WP plugins on a regular cadence (or as needed based on risks presented by disclosed vulnerabilities) • Ensuring accessibility WCAG 2.2AA Required Qualifications: • Proven experience as a full-stack WordPress developer • At least five (5) years of professional experience in web development • Development using PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS/HTML5 • Experience working with source control tools such as GIT • Development experience working with APIs and RESTful services • Commitment to universal design and accessibility; Strong understanding of web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) • Navigate mid-project and post web development projects • Experience managing business improvement projects • Excellent organization and project management skills • Relationship development and interpersonal skills • Strong communication and facilitation skills • Critical/analytical thinking and problem solving • High energy level, strong team player, and good work ethic • Attention to detail • Curiosity towards new technology and outstanding ability to analyze and solve problems Secondary Qualifications (Nice to Have): • Experience in a K-12 Academic environment • Experience in a public agency


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