HMG Creative, an Austin-based digital marketing agency, is looking for a talented senior-level WordPress developer that can serve as the back-end developer for all of our projects. If you can apply creative problem-solving with coding to help brands reach their website goals in an intuitive way, we want to talk to you! 

This role requires a blend of skills and responsibilities, including mastery of back-end development technologies, deep understanding of WordPress, excellent communication, and familiarity with front-end technologies. 

As HMG’s WordPress Developer, your daily responsibilities would include: 

  • Serve as the back-end developer for projects.
  • Help maintain and improve existing sites.
  • Work closely with our creative director and collaborate with internal team members including a brand strategist, marketing manager, creative services manager, and other designers/developers.
  • Participate in helping scope potential projects.
  • Help debug and troubleshoot challenging issues from our support ticket system.
  • Working directly with clients to convert ideas and designs into technical specifications with novel implementations.
  • Coding new WordPress themes and plugins from scratch and modifying existing themes and plugins.
  • Creating responsive layouts in HTML5 and the Bootstrap CSS framework
  • Performing SEO optimizations and implementing website statistic tracking and analytics
  • Utilizing JavaScript frameworks to implement website functionality (AJAX searching, maps, sliders, etc)
  • Coordinating team development projects and delegating tasks to subordinates

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to come with solid experience in: 

  • 5+ years of proven professional web development experience.
  • Expert-level knowledge of PHP and MySQL.
  • Knowledge of best practices for web performance, accessibility, and usability.
  • Experience with frameworks like WordPress, Magento, and Laravel 4.
  • Experience working with HTML, CSS, Javascript and API’s.
  • Excellent communication, reading, and writing skills.
  • High self QA standards, ability to craft code that is not only functional but also clean and maintainable.

We’re looking for a person who embodies these characteristics

  • Expert knowledge of back-end technologies with a strong emphasis on WordPress; up-to-date on industry trends.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver and receive constructive criticism.
  • Responsible; maintains efficient time-management and prioritization across multiple projects.
  • Creative, innovative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about code.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a team, ability to be both fun and professional.

Some perks of joining our team:

This is a full-time position and offers competitive compensation based on experience. The team here at HMG Creative is constantly evolving, and we strive to build a culture that supports our growing, innovative environment.

  • Salary + Profit Sharing
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
  • PTO
  • Medical Coverage
  • Office Happy Hours
  • The Obligatory Ping Pong and Foosball Table
  • South Central Location – 2307 Thornton Rd. Ste. 105-1

For immediate consideration please submit a cover letter, project samples and resume using the form below.

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Author

  • Creative Director and all around cool guy. In his free time you will find him jamming in the local music scene around Austin, TX with his band, With An Orange. You can also follow him on twitter @HMGCreative