Mid-Senior WordPress Developer



Posted 12 months ago
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Job Type

Full time


United States


$75,000-$150,000 Annually

Experience Level


Job description

BLKDG is seeking a Mid – Senior Level WordPress Developer responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins from scratch. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and an understanding of core design principles required to build beautiful websites.

BLKDG is a digital agency based in Denver, focused on developing and designing multi-channel solutions that enable brands and customers to interact with each other. We are a team of designers, builders, planners, creators and collaborators, serving brands all over the country.

Please Note: This is for a Denver-based Hybrid role.

You’ll Love This Job if You:

  • Are you someone who can proactively take action when presented with a challenge
  • Enjoy a team oriented environment and collaborative culture
  • Are a highly organized individual and pride yourself on keeping track of small details
  • Are passionate about your area of specialization and have a desire to offer insight on how digital capabilities can be improved upon
  • Strive to display exceptional problem solving skills and organizational skills and can demonstrate high quality work
  • Enjoy working within existing website platforms, while also eager to be building new ones


  • Excellent communication skills for both internal and client-facing communications
  • Time management and prioritization skills to balance long-term innovation with client project needs
  • Architecting and estimation to help break down big projects into manageable tasks that developers less experienced than you can successfully deliver on
  • Plugin authoring to solve customer problems when needed, and ability to discern when using an existing plugin is best
  • Mastery of web standards and best practices, particularly the ability to write meaningful, semantic HTML that responds across devices and breakpoints, degrades gracefully, and meets (or exceeds) the latest accessibility guidelines
  • Comfortable with modern development practices and build tools such as JIRA, GitHub, CircleCI, LocalWP, Lando, Composer, etc
  • Update Management best practices across multiple sites
  • Performance Optimization through caching and monitoring
  • Familiarity with modern website security best practices for WordPress
  • Agile experience working with agency teams leveraging Scrum, Kanban or similar methodologies
  • Familiarity with component- driven design practices and Gutenberg
  • WordPress migration experience


  • Responsible for both back-end and front-end development
  • Responsible for creating WordPress themes and Plugins from scratch
  • Requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and an understanding of core design principles required to build beautiful websites.
  • Development/Deployment of enterprise-level WordPress plugins and themes
  • Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects
  • Converting project requirements into proposals for implementation (estimating time/resources, planning tasks/timeline, etc)
  • Platform/multi site maintenance and optimization
  • Code Reviews and Feedback
  • Mentor junior developers and lead community of practitioners/developers
  • Work planning and issue management
  • Local Development Environment Setup/Configuration
  • Documentation and Coding Standards
  • Theme and Plugin Security
  • Comfortable wearing many hats and willing to work on all parts of the stack

You might also know about:

  • Cloud hosting with WP Engine and/or Pantheon
  • JavaScript
  • Web analytics
  • User experience, information architecture
  • Writing clear and concise documentation
  • Knowledge of other frameworks like Drupal, Craft, React, or Gatsby


  • 3-5 years of experience in PHP web development
  • 3-5 years of experience with WordPress theme development
  • Strong understanding of modern front-end web development techniques, including responsive design and website performance
  • Strong experience using CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS and task runners like Grunt or Gulp
  • Knowledge of modern JavaScript practices
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM and its impact on web design
  • Significant knowledge of client server and internet systems architectures
  • Strong technical communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Experience being a self starter and a motivated learner
  • Strong experience with Git workflows
  • Experience writing about technical issues



  • In office, Hybrid, or WFA (Work from Anywhere)
  • PTO, Sick, Bereavement, and Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Dog-Friendly Office
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Sponsored Social Events
  • Employee Development Program

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 – $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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