Our client is currently seeking experienced contractors (3-5 years) to work as part a the team that will investigate, design, and develop software that brings new functionality, increased stability, and enhanced scalability premium themes, hosting, plugins, and other product. This is a highly motivated and cooperative team, relying on the abilities of all its members to develop innovation and robust solutions. Some of the specific duties include:
Upgrading blogs to the newest version WP 3.2
Designing and developing extensible themes and plugins for WordPress, which follow best development practices and methodologies
Developing and reviewing software requirements, designs, and unit test plans
Implementing your designs with high-quality, high-performance, maintainable code
Debugging and troubleshooting code following CND QA process
Refactoring existing code bases to meet CND standards
REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
The candidate should have demonstrated experience in software development and design. Applicants must meet the following core criteria:
Expert in WordPress plugin and theme development, with an understanding of the WordPress community and recent developments of WordPress
Knowledge of design principles and development best practices, such as DRY, MVC, SoC
Working experience with multisite capabilities of WordPress 3.0+
Experienced in agile software development methodologies
Experience with web hosting implementations, including the LAMP stack, and internet-specific protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, SSL/TLS, SSH, SMTP, IMAP, etc.
Experience working with PHP frameworks such as CodeIgnitor, Symfony, Zend Framework is desirable. Enterprise experience with Version control tools is also desired.
Highly organized, motivated, and execution-oriented
Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a highly technical environment
Demonstrated ability for continuous learning, creativity, and problem solving
Any of the following would be an asset:
Experience developing and integrating e-commerce solutions
An artist’s eye for design and experience with Adobe products
A passion for pragmatic software design
An interest in test-driven development
Experience with Dynamic Scripting languages.