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PHP WordPress Developer

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a PHP WordPress Developer/Designer to join our team in the Washington, DC office.

Be part of something innovative and cutting edge. Join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.

Some of our ground-breaking work in education and online testing includes:

• advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)

• mobile support for the user interfaces

• learning management systems with social media features

• user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities

• innovative, machine-scorable items

Responsibilities:

The PHP WordPress Developer will be a part of the Creative Team, working on high-profile online assessment systems and WordPress portals. We’re looking for a PHP developer who knows the in’s and out’s of WordPress and would be excited to help strategize, build new features, squash bugs, and improving existing functionalities. We also need someone who can assist with writing scalable and accessible JavaScript/jQuery.

Our ideal candidate should have advanced experience building custom WordPress themes and plugins; be able to identify and resolve WordPress issues (front-end/server/database); strong knowledge in PHP and jQuery/JavaScript for new feature development; expert skill in html5/css3 and mobile development.

Skills Required:

PHP

• jQuery

HTML

CSS

• MySQL

• JavaScript

• WordPress

Skills Preferred:

• Google Search Appliance experience

• Google Analytics experience

• Responsive Design

• Basic understanding of accessibility best practices, Section 508 compliance, and/or WCAG 2.0 standards

• Experienced in working with Linux server

Responsibilities:

• Perform site-building activities, including creating and modifying views, contexts, and blocks in order to match functionality specified in wireframes and designs

• Install, test, and maintain WordPress plugins

• Perform software updates and troubleshoots bugs and conflicts

• Prototype functionality for internal and client review

• Hand-code clean, semantic, standards-compliant, responsive HTML and CSS3 themes

• Conduct peer review of themes created by other developers

• Create documentation for configuration, standards, and process.

• Conduct cross-browser and cross-device testing to ensure consistent display in major supported browsers on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android platforms

• Clearly communicate the intricacies of complex web development issues, acting as a subject matter expert both internally across departments and externally with clients

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related degree and 4 plus years of experience

• High attention to detail and excellent time management.

• Excellent analytical or critical thinking skills.

• Quick aptitude for learning new software.

• Highly motivated to achieve client satisfaction with timely, high quality services.

• Self-starter and motivator with a strong sense of accountability.

• Experience with Visual Studio is a plus.

• Experience with Versioning Systems.

How to apply

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/9073/php-wordpress-developer/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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