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WordPress Developer

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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WordPress Developer

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The WordPress Developer will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including the implementation of WordPress themes and plugins, site integrations and security updates. Additionally, you will support the marketing team in maintaining sites within your assigned portfolio. This will include creating, implementing and updating WordPress pages in line with established standards.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of front-end programming languages, a WordPress wiz with exacting design, and functional implementation standards. A can-do attitude with creative problem skills goes a long way too!

This position is located at the Boston campus and is not eligible for remote work.

  • Generate WordPress themes and plugins
  • Develop and manage website front-end experiences for sites within assigned portfolio
  • Work with development team to design and manage site back-end, including database and server integrations
  • Create, implement and update WordPress pages
  • Troubleshoot content issues
  • Conduct website performance tests
  • Monitoring the performance of the live website
  • Conducting WordPress training
  • Meet with partners to understand business, content, design and functional needs
  • Translate needs into technical specifications

3+ years of experience working as WordPress Developer
Knowledge of front-end and back-end technologies including PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, and jQuery
Knowledge of code versioning tools including Git, Mercurial, and SVN
Experience working with debugging tools such as Chrome Inspector and Firebug
Strong understanding of website architecture with a keen attention to details
Ability to be self-directed and manage multiple projects at a given time
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Proactive, problem-solving instincts
Able to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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