Web Developer

High10 Digital is looking for a talented Web Developer to expand our capacity and capabilities. This role encompasses visual design, front-end development and modifying existing websites ranging from front-end to back-end development including writing and customizing simple PHP scripts or using Javascript libraries such as jQuery. The goal will always be to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.

To succeed in this role, you must be proficient in front-end scripting/templating such as jQuery and Foundation/Bootstrap and have solid knowledge and experience working with content management systems like WordPress and Drupal. We expect you to be familiar with the latest trends and technologies in the web development industry.

The ideal candidate is a creative-driven developer with experience in user-centered design of websites and mobile experiences who can work alongside a team and independently on the creation, maintenance, and updates of websites for clients across a variety of industries. The Web Developer will have an immediate impact on the High10 brand as well as those of our clients.

Deliverables

  • Create engaging user experiences through mobile-first best practices while incorporating front-end frameworks and back-end languages such as PHP, third-party scripts and APIs where necessary
  • Apply responsive site design principles
  • Create and maintain workflows with internal teams to provide visibility and to ensure workload balance 
  • Develop testing schedules, addressing all browsers and devices to ensure target audiences can access content

Responsibilities

  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Determine user needs by analyzing technical requirements
  • Working knowledge of PHP (additional scripting languages a plus)
  • Evaluate code to ensure it meets industry standards, is valid, is properly structured, and is compatible with appropriate browsers, devices, and operating systems
  • Create wireframes, website layout, and user interface using third-party tools such as Adobe XD, WordPress theme frameworks, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Integrate third-party data through APIs
  • Familiarity with cross-browser testing tools to develop test routines to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with colleagues to resolve conflicts, prioritize needs, and choose solutions
  • Continually review user session data to identify opportunities to bring new ideas to clients and improve the user experience 
  • Work quickly and carefully to complete small edits requested by clients, develop plans for completing larger projects, and suggest new solutions to improve existing websites
  • Ensure websites are backed up using our third-party platform Google Drive, UpdraftPlus (with WordPress) 
  • Ensure security measures and monitoring is in place for clients, including malware monitoring and developing processes to address infections
  • Maintain an understanding of the latest web applications and programming practices through employer-incentivized education, study, and participation in conferences, workshops, and groups

Requirements

  • Experience planning and developing websites across various web protocols and tools such as SSH, SFTP, basic database administration and website migration 
  • Proven experience in website design and back-end development, with demonstrated proficiency in WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, SquareSpace and other industry web builders
  • Proficient with modern JavaScript libraries and modern front-end development frameworks and markup
  • Experience with e-commerce and a strong grasp of security principles as they apply to e-commerce applications
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience with troubleshooting and analyzing performance benchmarks using industry-standard tools
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly, and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • Dedicated team player
  • High degree of independent judgment
  • Ability to multitask within strict time constraints, budgets, and business goals
  • Understanding of conversion and event tracking with Google analytics to facilitate reporting mechanisms 
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization principles as they apply to the development process
  • Demonstrated relevant experience via project or portfolio work