Wordpress Developer at UNILAD in London, United Kingdom

Wordpress Developer - Tech

London, United Kingdom



The role:


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 colour 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.


We’re expanding our tech department and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to join a fast-growing and exciting company with excellent growth opportunities.


What you will be doing:


  • Implementing new website 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 plugins


What we need for this role:


  • Minimum 4 years’ industry experience
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • OO Programming
  • Experience identifying and applying industry standard best practices
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, BrowserStack
  • 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, WP)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git, BitBucket, and Source Tree)
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development and framework
  • A self-driven attitude and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment


Bonus points if you’ve got:


  • Experience with AMP
  • Experience with Laravel/Symphony
  • Have a working knowledge of Facebook
  • Built user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • To be able to write testable, extendable and maintainable code


About Us:


Established in 2014, by millennials for millennials, as a single Facebook channel and website, UNILAD has expanded into the world’s leading social first channel, successfully building an unrivalled brand affinity across the globe. Originally licensing viral content, we evolved into an original content producer, blending the best viral videos with premium original content built for social. With just under a billion engagements, and over 25 billion video views in 2016 alone, UNILAD have matured into the most engaged and viewed channel on the planet. Launching a suite of channels in the last 18 months, we are now the fastest growing media property in the world.

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