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Firefly Partners

Full Stack WordPress Developer

Client Services – Chicago, Illinois
Department Client Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation High-60s to 70k

This is a full-time, remote position. We will only review applications from qualified candidates located in and eligible to work in the United States.

Firefly Partners, a web design and development agency partnering with progressive nonprofits to meet their digital goals, is looking for a creative, forward-looking Full Stack Developer to join our growing team. If you’re skilled at turning engaging custom designs and user experiences into accessible, responsive, easy-to-manage WordPress websites we want to hear from you!

We don’t rely on frameworks to get the job done, so you’ll bring a passion for writing custom front-end code using modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You’ll also have an adventurous streak, tapping into your past experiences to determine when and how to use APIs to deliver unique solutions to organizations like San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Team Red White and Blue, Rebuild Northbay, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

About Firefly

Firefly Partners specializes in creating custom digital solutions for progressive nonprofits. We design beautiful websites, integrate platforms, create effective emails, and optimize digital tools to engage every organization’s unique set of supporters. Our commitment to social good is matched by an open, collaborative, and client-first approach. We define needs, design solutions, and deliver results that help organizations reach their goals.

Our team members exhibit our company values every day: We do the right thing by our clients, our team, and our communities. We’re authentic in all our interactions. We’re curious, recognizing the best solutions can come from unexpected places. And we “nail it” by producing high-quality work we’re proud to share with the world.

About the Role

As a full stack WordPress developer, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining our clients’ custom WordPress themes, occasional premium themes, and custom plugins that often include Salesforce and other third-party API integrations
  • Collaborating closely with other developers, designers, and project managers to deliver high-quality solutions to our clients
  • Working within agreed upon development plans and approved budgets
  • Staying apprised of how WordPress is growing and changing, and regularly contributing to Firefly’s evolving processes and best practices

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 functions to validate, sanitize and escape data
  • Three or more years of experience in front end development using semantic and well-formed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Three or more years of experience building or assisting with the maintenance of 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
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience working with third-party APIs, including Salesforce
  • Sass/SCSS
  • Gulp
  • Using Git in a team environment

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in nonprofit software. The majority of our nonprofit work is in Luminate Online, but we also develop in Engaging Networks, Classy, and other platforms that our clients use.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Tag Manager
  • Work experience in a fast-paced agency environment

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this position, please submit an application with a cover letter and resume. Make sure you tell us why you’re the right person for this role and for our company.  (Hearing this from you is really important to us!)

What We Offer

The starting salary for this position is high-60s to 70k depending on experience. Firefly offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off including 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick time annually (pro-rated based on start date)
  • PPO and HSA healthcare plans with dental and vision options
  • Generous company contribution to healthcare premiums
  • Employer-paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance policies
  • Ability to participate in company 401(k) plan
  • 10 company holidays annually
  • Complete office setup to do your best work from your home office, including a stipend to cover internet costs
  • Continuing education and training opportunities

Firefly Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in all its forms and aim to create an inclusive culture. Firefly encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by law.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Client Services
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    High-60s to 70k
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