WordPress Developer

Role Objective:

The ideal candidate codes quickly, thinks logically, communicates well and is a problem solver. You will maintain a full custom-built WordPress site and demonstrate strong knowledge in enhancing and developing new features as well as.

Minimum Technical Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in full-stack development,
  • 3+ years experience coding custom WordPress themes,
  • Strong Frontend skills and fully capable of Backend Development,
  • Extensive Knowledge of HTML, CSS3, SASS/SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Node,
  • Excellent Logical reasoning.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Architect and implement technical solutions based on the requirements of projects,
  • Conduct technical requirements gathering, technical analysis and development of tech specs,
  • Ensure that correct technology processes are being employed and followed,
  • Planning features in sprints and juggle simultaneous feature development,
  • Know how to deploy, manage, and maintain Stage and Production sites,
  • Review site for security and performance issues and advise/make improvements for deficiencies,   
  • Conduct research and assist on new business scoping efforts,
  • Troubleshoot, debug and perform necessary upgrades,
  • Ensure deadlines are met and quality maintained.

Technical Skills:

  • Expertise with front-end development including HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript,
  • Expertise with PHP, Node, and setting up build processes with Gulp/Composer,
  • Expertise with WordPress, its APIs and plugins and range of integrations,
  • Expert knowledge developing responsive web applications for cross platform/browsers/devices (iOS, Android, IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.),
  • Experienced using Timber plugin and/or developing with Twig Template Engine,
  • Solid understanding of OOP, relational databases, and SQL for implementing database-driven, web-based applications,
  • Strong working knowledge of the WordPress Gutenberg editor, especially the creation and maintenance of custom blocks for unique site needs,
  • Experienced developing reusable code, blocks and templates,
  • Knowledgeable adhering to web standards and best practices for performance and accessibility (WCAG),
  • Experience working with source/version control platforms (Git),
  • Experience with shell environments and UNIX/Linux administration—need to know well enough to communicate infrastructure needs,
  • Experienced in executing strategies for high performance sites beyond reliance on plugins to improve performance,
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices,
  • Proven ability to manage large scale technology projects successfully,
  • Strong communication skills (both in person and in writing) while interacting with individuals with a range of technical understanding,
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines,
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and project management skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (EQ),
  • Demonstrates ‘Can do’ competency on projects,
  • Proficiency in independently managing deadlines and projects,
  • Ability to work independently, honestly, and with integrity,
  • Ability to work under pressure with resiliency and flexibility,
  • Ideal having working experience with other CMS like Drupal.

Life at Orion APAC

Orion offers an immersive, energetic work environment where employees can innovate. We encourage you to join us at any of our offices in Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, or Hyderabad in India or in Melbourne, Australia.

Work Environment

Orion believes in creating a productive, diverse work environment for employees. The ability to solve business problems using technology, pushing the normal and driving a high-performance culture is what brings excitement to Orion. Everyone brings a diverse set of perspectives, work and life experiences, which makes us valuable, both internally and for our clients.  

Growth Potential

No matter where you start, one can go a long way at Orion. As a scale player in the digital transformation space, Orion offers limitless opportunities across digital and custom application development work in various technology stacks and industry domains.

Education Programs

Orion offers many learning opportunities through various certification and proficiency programs to build depth and width in technology, domain, functional, process and Leadership areas.

For technology students, we offer training through our partner institutions and public programs run by our specialists. 

Employee Benefits

Apart from cutting edge work that creates exceptional talent, we offer competitive compensation and benefits that include leave, retirals, medical benefits and comfortable, safe workspaces. We also encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work life balance across all our office locations. 

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