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Senior WordPress Developer

Job Code: BT-WD

Modified on July 1st, 2024

Position overview

We are looking for the talented Senior WordPress Developers to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including developing WordPress themes and plugins. Overseeing and executing the development, customization, and maintenance of WordPress-based websites. With an in-depth understanding of PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the senior developer collaborates closely with cross-functional teams to translate client requirements into robust, scalable, and visually appealing WordPress solutions. This role involves not only the implementation of complex features but also the optimization of existing code, troubleshooting, and staying abreast of industry trends to ensure the continuous enhancement of web experiences. Additionally, the senior WordPress developer will be responsible for mentoring junior developers, providing technical guidance, and contributing to the overall improvement of development processes. Strong communication skills and a passion for staying up-to-date with the latest WordPress advancements are essential in this position.

Key responsibilities

  • Website development: Develop, and maintain WordPress websites. This includes creating custom themes, plugins, and features to meet client requirements.
  • Theme customization: Customize existing WordPress themes or create custom themes from scratch to match the client’s branding and design specifications.
  • Form setup: Skilled in setting up forms using plugins or manual configuration, including mail integration, database handling, and implementing bot checks
  • Responsive design: Ensure that websites are responsive and work well on various devices and browsers, including desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
  • Security: Implement security best practices to protect websites from vulnerabilities and potential threats
  • Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve issues related to website functionality, performance, or security.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with clients, designers, and other stakeholders to understand project requirements and deliver solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Plugin development: Develop and customize plugins to enhance website functionality. This may involve both front-end and back-end development.
  • Updates and maintenance: Keep websites up-to-date by applying WordPress core updates, theme updates, and plugin updates. Perform regular backups and maintenance tasks.
  • Landing page development: Expertise in crafting various types of performance-optimized, responsive landing pages, including CMS-based and HTML landing pages, ensuring seamless functionality and integration with thank-you pages.
  • Emailer: Creating responsive Emailers that work well on various email service platforms.
  • Architectural design: Senior developers often play a key role in designing the overall architecture of WordPress projects. You make decisions on the structure of the website, the choice of themes and plugins, and how various components will interact.
  • Hosting: Proficient in creating and hosting websites in environments like cPanel, AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud, etc.-

Mandatory skills

  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Understanding of PHP, the server-side scripting language that powers WordPress.
  • Knowledge of MySQL or other database systems used by WordPress.
  • Proven experience in building responsive user interfaces for websites and web applications.
  • Proficiency in debugging tools such as Firebug, Chrome Inspector, etc.
  • Ability to assess and understand the implications of CSS changes for consistent style across different platforms and browsers.
  • Proficiency in converting PSD/Figma layouts into UI/UX/HTML/WordPress.
  • Understanding of basic SEO principles to optimize websites for search engines.
  • Proficient in cloning pages and posts while ensuring optimal performance and responsiveness.
  • Knowledge of interacting with RESTful APIs and data format (JSON, XML).
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, SVN, or Mercurial.

Required soft skills

  1. Communication skills:
  • Team Collaboration: Effective communication with team members, project managers, designers, and other stakeholders is crucial for successful project completion.
  1. Problem resolution:
  • The capacity to handle conflicts or disagreements within the team or with clients in a constructive manner is important for maintaining a positive and productive work environment.
  1. Time management:
  • Project Planning: The capability to plan and organize tasks to meet deadlines and deliver projects on time.
  • Task Prioritization: Knowing how to prioritize tasks based on their importance and impact on project goals.
  1. Adaptability:
  • Flexibility: Given the dynamic nature of web development, being open to adapting to new tools, technologies, and methodologies is essential.
  • Learning Agility: Willingness and ability to quickly learn and incorporate new skills and technologies.
  • AI Tools: Should know how to use AI tools like ChatGPT, Jasper, Bard, etc.
  1. Attention to detail:
  • Code Quality: Writing clean, well-documented code with attention to detail.
  • Testing: A meticulous approach to testing and quality assurance to ensure that websites and applications function as intended.
  1. Customer service:
  • User-centric approach: Understanding the end-user’s perspective and developing solutions that provide a positive user experience.
  • Client Satisfaction: Focusing on client needs and ensuring client satisfaction throughout the development process.
  1. Teamwork:
  • Collaboration: Working effectively with other developers, designers, and stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Willingness to share knowledge and collaborate with team members to enhance the overall skill set of the team.
  1. Project management:
  • Strong project management skills help in organizing tasks, meeting deadlines, and coordinating with team members to ensure successful project delivery.
  1. Leadership and mentorship:
  • As a senior member of the team, leadership skills are vital. This includes the ability to guide and mentor junior developers, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  1. Client-facing skills:
  • You work directly with clients. Being able to understand and articulate technical concepts in a client-friendly manner is essential for successful collaboration.
  1. Continuous learning:
  • Given the dynamic nature of web development, a commitment to continuous learning is crucial. This includes staying updated on new WordPress features, industry best practices, and emerging technologies.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience and skills.
  • Ensuring work-life balance for employees.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A collaborative and creatively stimulating work environment.
  • Access to the latest design tools and technologies.
  • The chance to work with a diverse range of domestic and international clients.

Application process

  1. HR screening: The HR screening phase serves as the initial introduction between the company and the candidate. This stage involves a conversation with our Human Resources team to create a foundational understanding. Here’s what to expect:
  • Purpose: To comprehend your professional journey, and ambitions, and assess cultural alignment with Briskon.
  • Topics covered: Professional background, career aspirations, alignment with company values, and understanding of the role you’ve applied for.
  • Outcome: Determining if there’s a mutual interest in moving forward to evaluate your technical skills and fit within the organization.
  1. Technical discussion: After successfully passing the HR screening, the technical discussion phase assesses your domain-specific expertise and problem-solving abilities. Key points include:
  • Purpose: To evaluate your technical knowledge, skills, and practical approach within your field or role.
  • Topics covered: Previous projects, technical skills relevant to the role, problem-solving methodologies, and your approach to challenges.
  • Outcome: Assessing your technical competence and understanding how it aligns with the requirements of the position.
  1. Technical assessment/test: This phase involves a practical evaluation of your skills through specific tasks or tests aligned with the role. Expectations include:
  • Purpose: To further gauge your practical abilities and knowledge in a real or simulated work scenario.
  • Topics covered: This could include coding challenges, problem-solving exercises, or simulations relevant to the role’s responsibilities.
  • Outcome: Assessing your hands-on skills and how well they align with the practical requirements of the position.
  1. Managerial discussion: The managerial discussion assesses your fit within the team and the broader organizational environment. Key aspects covered are:
  • Purpose: To evaluate your compatibility within the team dynamics and the company’s culture.
  • Topics covered: Collaboration approach, leadership skills (if applicable), adaptability to varying work environments, and team integration.
  • Outcome: Assessing your interpersonal skills and how well you align with the team’s dynamics and the company’s ethos.
  1. Final HR discussion: The final HR discussion serves as the concluding stage where detailed specifics about the role, compensation, and benefits are addressed. Here’s what to expect:
  • Purpose: To finalize any remaining queries related to the role, and discuss compensation, benefits, and other pertinent details.
  • Topics covered: Role specifics, compensation package, benefits, potential start date, and any additional queries from your end.
  • Outcome: Ensuring clarity on both ends regarding the role and terms of employment.

Experience level: 4-8 years experience with a track record of developing 20+ websites with 80% + individual contribution.
Educational qualifications: BE, B Tech, BCA, MCA or M Tech. Preferred: Computer science graduates/post-graduates.
Job location: Bangalore
Employment: Full time, permanent
Work mode: Work from office
Salary: As per the company standard

If you are an exceptionally innovative, passionate, and fast learner WordPress Developer keen to embark on an exciting journey working on innovative projects, please submit your portfolio and resume to careers@briskon.com

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at +91 80 41170300.