WordPress Development

WordPress Developer Job Description Template

WordPress is one of the most powerful open source blogging and content management systems available online today. Clients love it because it’s easy to set up, there are a variety of plugins, and it has a user-friendly approach. Developers like it because it has understandable functionality, which means it’s easy enough to set up yet still gives decent quality. As a result, the number of sites using WordPress is growing, and it’s becoming more important than ever to be able to separate great WordPress developers from the rest of the pack.

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WordPress is one of the most powerful open source blogging and content management systems available online today. Clients love it because it’s easy to set up, there are a variety of plugins, and it has a user-friendly approach. Developers like it because it has understandable functionality, which means it’s easy enough to set up yet still gives decent quality. As a result, the number of sites using WordPress is growing, and it’s becoming more important than ever to be able to separate great WordPress developers from the rest of the pack.

This sample WordPress developer job description can help you write a perfect job ad, and will help you determine whether your candidates are suitable for your hiring needs.

WordPress Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are seeking a WordPress Developer responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on). The candidate should have a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems. Experience with the responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. Also, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant.}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools {{such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial}}
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development
  • {{Make sure to mention any frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to your project}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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