FT Web Developer – WordPress, Drupal & PHP

Ascent Digital Media

Ascent Digital Media

Posted 1 year ago
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Job Type

Full time


United States


$50,000-$60,000 Annually

Job description

We’re looking for an up & coming Web Developer with talent, creativity, & integrity to join our team full-time.

Ascent is a compact, agile, “behind-the-scenes” interactive agency based in Clinton, NJ, and we’re looking to add a fresh web developer with a “bring it on” attitude to help expand our capabilities and meet deadlines. We specialize in working in close partnership with our creative clients, collaborating to create excellent results driven by a balance of humility and confidence in our brainpower.

This is a great role for someone who, regardless of experience, has a lot of talent & wants an environment where they can grow quickly & play a crucial role in projects.

You’ll work closely with our lead developer on several concurrent projects, in a small, very positive team environment. We mostly work on-site in Clinton to maximize our collaboration, but you’d have the flexibility to work from home or have flex-hours as needed – as long as you’re productive, we’re happy. If you’re into super-cool offices with impressive swag, or an agency that looks fancy on social media, we’re not the ones for you. But if you enjoy tackling challenges, great teamwork, & building strong positive relationships, we want to hear from you.

It’s crucial for you to have great critical thinking & problem solving skills, a little creativity, and legit talent with both back-end PHP/MySQL development and front-end HTML/CSS/Javascript. Custom development in WordPress & Drupal will be the norm. We do plenty of custom API integrations, so comfort with JSON, cURL, & interpreting lousy documentation will be part of the role as well. It’s also very helpful if you have familiarity with MVC frameworks. You don’t need to be a designer, but you do need to have an eye for aesthetics & be able to execute good-looking pages based on an approved theme.

You’ll need to be comfortable with the unexpected, and be a fast learner – you could be asked to pitch in on anything from email development to SEO to custom Google Analytics & Tag Manager work. If you like learning new things, you definitely won’t get bored. We need the type of person who is a true problem solver who will “find a way” even if the solution isn’t obvious.

Your character is just as important as your skills. Our team is small and close-knit. We’re made up of trustworthy, hard-working people of integrity who don\’t do drama & have good senses of humor. We care for one another, treat each other with respect, and all work together to create a very positive atmosphere where we enjoy coming to work & cranking out awesome stuff. You’ll be asked to give us your best, and you’ll earn plenty of independence & opportunity as you do.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Developing, configuring, & providing ongoing support for custom WordPress and Drupal websites
  • Custom web development in PHP/MySQL
  • Developing interactive experiences with HTML/Javascript/jQuery/CSS/AJAX
  • Managing integrations with third-party APIs & developing API calls
  • Testing & troubleshooting – cross-browser, responsive, cross-device
  • Multi-tasking & switching gears quickly
  • Saying “Yes, I can do that,” even if maybe you really can’t, & then figuring it all out

Helpful Details:

  • Bring Your Own Device if you’d like
  • You should be comfortable in Adobe Creative Suite
  • You should know your way around cPanel and phpMyAdmin (or SSH of course).
  • Relaxed, positive atmosphere. Wear jeans & a t-shirt. Listen to music. Laugh. Smile. Respect and be respected.
  • Benefits include: The usual PTO (2 weeks vacation, the usual holidays, 4 personal days & a floating holiday)

Flexibility to work remotely or have flex-hours
Summer hours (½ day Fridays)
Healthcare contributions (via QSEHRA)

  • Salary commensurate with skill. Recent or soon-to-be grads are welcome.

About Ascent Digital Media

Since 2014, Ascent has humbly, selflessly served our clients in order to help their businesses “rise above” to achieve new levels of success. We’re creative, but not pretentious. We’re fearless when it comes to taking on a challenge. We take pride in doing great work and being more clever & resourceful than anyone. We go above & beyond. We build awesome sites & get awesome results, simply for the joy of it. We love our clients, have great relationships with them, and always do what’s best for them. We’re most proud of our continually expanding relationships with other local agency partners – empowering them to serve their clients’ digital needs at the highest level.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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