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Firefly Partners

WordPress, Backend Developer (Freelance)

Freelance – Chicago, Illinois
Department Freelance
Employment Type Contractor

Firefly Partners is looking for skilled freelance WordPress Developers who can work closely with our team to support and develop custom WordPress themes and plugin solutions for our clients. The ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding of WordPress development standards and best practices.

Our custom themes and plugins are not designed around responsive frameworks. We expect developers to have strong HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills with the ability to build UIs to specification, based on final design files, using modern HTML/CSS.

As a WordPress Developer, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining custom WordPress plugins
  • Developing or maintaining our clients’ custom WordPress themes and the occasional premium themes
  • Collaborating closely with our development team and project managers to deliver high-quality solutions to our client
  • Working to agreed upon development plans and within approved budgets

We expect you to have the following skills and expertise:

  • Three or more years of experience in developing and maintaining custom WordPress plugins using object-oriented PHP
  • Understanding of security best practices, including when and how to use WordPress function to validate, sanitize and escape data
  • Three or more years of experience in frontend coding using semantic and well-formed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Three or more years of experience building or assisting with the maintenance of well-organized, custom WordPress themes that rely heavily on custom fields, custom post types, and well-organized theme functions
  • Implementing plugins when plugins are ideal (and knowing when they aren’t)
  • Adding features/functionality to themes using JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience working with third-party APIs, including Salesforce
  • Sass/SCSS
  • Gulp or Grunt
  • Using Git in a team environment

All freelance developer candidates must submit a portfolio of past projects with code samples or GitHub/BitBucket links.

Firefly aims to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our freelancers. Freelancers must be located in the continental US, available for calls and meetings during business hours, and willing to communicate through Firefly's standard project management tools.

We will only contact applicants whose skills align with our clients' development needs.

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