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.
â€¢ Develop Web sites with WordPress, including writing custom plugins and themes
â€¢ Deploy and manage a growing collection of Web sites on the WordPress platform
â€¢ At least three years of relevant WordPress/PHP programming experience
â€¢ Experience with OOP features of PHP 5
â€¢ Experience with APIs, such as Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook
â€¢ Understanding of Web application security issues and countermeasures
Desirable WordPress Skills
â€¢ Write custom plugins, functions and queries
â€¢ Create custom post types and taxonomies
â€¢ Customize the WP Admin List and Edit Post screens
â€¢ Configure mod_rewrite/htaccess and CDN settings
â€¢ Configure database, page, object and component caching
â€¢ Create custom video players
â€¢ Create custom RSS feeds
â€¢ 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.
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
E-mail: [email protected]
Qualified candidates only; no phone calls please. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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