Web Engineer – WordPress/PHP in US-NY

Web Engineer — WordPress/PHP

The Interactive Engagement Group of WNET New York Public Media is seeking an experienced Web Engineer–WordPress/PHP to complete our team of five engineers. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to dive into problems, isn’t afraid to ask questions, and isn’t satisfied with “good enough.” We want someone who enjoys learning and is unafraid to develop his or her skill set under pressure. This is an excellent opportunity to help us take our award-winning, media-rich Web sites to the next level.

To qualify, candidates must have at least three (3) years of experience with WordPress, including developing custom plugins, themes, JavaScript with jQuery, HTML and CSS for WordPress on the LAMP stack. Candidates must also have experience developing custom Web applications with Object Oriented PHP. Candidates must be able to accurately estimate development time and effectively communicate and collaborate with producers, designers and clients to develop detailed specifications and robust products within budget and on time.

• Develop Web sites with WordPress, including writing custom plugins and themes
• Deploy and manage a growing collection of Web sites on the WordPress platform

• At least three years of relevant WordPress/PHP programming experience
• Experience with OOP features of PHP 5
• Experience developing Web applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery
• Experience with APIs, such as Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook
• Understanding of Web application security issues and countermeasures

Desirable WordPress Skills
• Write custom plugins, functions and queries
• Create custom post types and taxonomies
• Customize the WP Admin List and Edit Post screens
• Configure mod_rewrite/htaccess and CDN settings
• Configure database, page, object and component caching
• Create custom video players
• Create custom RSS feeds
• Research and vet new WordPress releases and plugins

Other Desirable Skills include: Experience with HTML5 and CSS3; Experience with jQuery Mobile; Knowledge of iOS and Android; Experience with Symfony; Experience with Ruby on Rails; Linux System Administration.

To apply, candidates should submit resume, cover letter and salary history via mail, email or fax. Please send a cover letter (plain text) and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: “Web Engineer — WordPress/PHP.” Include links to previous work fitting the above criteria. Please do not send links to online resumes.
Recruiting Manager
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Fax: 212-560-1350
E-mail: [email protected]

Qualified candidates only; no phone calls please. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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