Senior Web Developer

Job description

👋In case we've never met before, we're WebMechanix - an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Columbia, MD. We run high-impact performance marketing programs for over 65+ clients, which means we have to understand our clients and our clients' customers intimately and manage a lot of digital marketing and advertising to reach them.

 

We service clients across a variety of industries, including tech, software, education, and healthcare industries. And we're looking for a passionate, seasoned expert hyper-focused on creating results for our clients. Sound like you?

 

Here’s what you’ll do

A Senior Web Developer is responsible for supporting activities related to website development. This position will participate in regular programming activities as well as training and interacting with team members to support marketing strategies that will help clients achieve desirable results: 

  • Work with account and project managers to define work plans and web/app development activities, including timelines (start/end dates) and budgets.

  • Work with the Creative department to implement designs into full-scale, custom WordPress websites

  • Work with the Marketing department to implement microsites, landing pages, A/B test experiments and analytic event tracking

  • Work with Leadership to innovate and unlock efficiencies related to web development activities (example: introduce a new module/plugin or QA testing process)

  • Package code to achieve minimal page load speed times and test page load speed with tools provided (for example: Pagespeed Insights and GTMetrix)

  • Implement standard and customized user tracking/engagement code and ensure data is being sent to appropriate servers (eg. Google Analytics) as outlined by a tracking specialist

Requirements

Here’s what you’ll have

  • At least 4 years of experience focused primarily in the field of expertise

  • Knowledge of:
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

    • WordPress in the context of custom theme and plugin development

    • SQL, with the ability to create custom queries

    • WCAG 2.1 / website accessibility guidelines

    • technical SEO and W3C standards

    • web security standards including OWASP Top 10

    • website analytical tracking (Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager)

    • website deployment workflows (production to staging, staging to production, etc)

  • Thorough understanding and ability to use git repositories and version control

  • Application development related skills
    • General knowledge of how to create and consume an API endpoint

    • General knowledge of data structures (eg. JSON) and how to traverse them

    • General knowledge of HTTP protocols (eg. requests, headers)

  • General knowledge of effective team & client communication & workflow
    • Ability to communicate professionally

    • Ability to set expectations and be reasonably accommodated or otherwise recognize when compromise is required

    • Excellent time management skills and strict adherence to deadlines

    • Ability to use core workflow systems (eg. Asana, Slack, gSuite, etc..)

    • Ability to engage other team members without unduly burdening them or otherwise being disruptive or uncooperative

Even better if…

  • Familiar with the needs of digital marketers; understands the “why” behind tracking and conversion optimization in order to solve the “how.”

  • Confidence in making the occasional creative decision during development

Here’s what we offer:

  • Unlimited Vacation Time

  • 8 Weeks Paid Family Leave

  • Health Insurance options w/ Employer Contribution

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Matching

  • Flexible Work Hours

  • 13.5 Paid Holidays

  • Weekly Training

  • Monthly Mentorship Meetings

  • Casual Dress Code

  • ...and more! Ask us about our favorite benefits!

Here’s where to learn more:

WebMechanix is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other category covered by law.

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