Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Senior Wordpress Developer/UI Engineer

Risdall Marketing Group, a Twin Cities-based marketing agency, is seeking a Senior Wordpress Developer/UI Engineer for its award-winning interactive division. Our roster includes a mix of local, national and international clients. This position is responsible for both production and leadership as it pertains to our front-end development and Wordpress implementation practices.

Responsibilities include:
  • identifying requirements
  • developing or assisting with information architecture
  • understanding dependencies between design and development,
  • working with account staff to ensure timely and accurate completion, as well as researching and helping to implement Wordpress and front-end development best practices
In our fast-paced environment our developers must understand and often guide the full software development life cycle, and therefore must be willing to take ownership of projects. Qualified candidates must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently and rely on themselves to maintain a steady pace. We are looking for someone with the following development experience and skills:
  • Expert at transforming layered PSD files into standards compliant web templates 
  • Expert at implementing front-end code as WordPress themes 
  • Expert at diagnosing and remediating browser compatibility issues 
  • Expert at responsive and adaptive development techniques 
  • Proficient with front-end frameworks, primarily Twitter  
  • Proficient with MVC development, preferably knockout.js but related experience acceptable 
  • Demonstrable experience developing public-facing sites 
  • Experience with front end code preprocessing, precompiling, minification tools and techniques 
  • Experience providing technical review of creative concepts, identifying and providing guidance when elements of design do not meet requirements 
  • Experience with client communication, such as requirements gathering, technical consulting, and end user training and support 
  • Experience creating developer documentation and end user training materials 
  • Knowledge of SEO development best practices including high value HTML elements, metadata, schema markup, HTTP status codes 
  • Ability to work independently and with small to midsize teams 
Additional Preferred Experience:
  • Experience using Git or Mercurial for version control 
  • Experience integrating applications with web services using RESTful APIs 
  • Experience creating and modifying Facebook pages and apps 
  • Experience with .NET development including web forms, MVC, and SQL Server 
  • Experience with DotNetNuke, Drupal, or other open source CMS Experience developing to Section 508 or WCAG accessibility guidelines 
  • Experience implementing Google Webmaster Tools, Analytics, Adwords, and remarketing tags LAMP system administration 
Company description: Risdall is an award winning advertising agency that doesn't stand still. Our marketing and advertising capabilities are always evolving, driven by our independent culture and profound understanding of the online space. We embrace your business and make change real. Headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota, Risdall is heralded as one of the oldest and most successful agencies in the Twin Cities market and is recognized nationally for its leading-edge interactive marketing capabilities. The full-service agency embraces an integrated approach offering marketing, advertising, public relations, design, traditional and interactive media, research and strategy capabilities.

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