Full Stack Wordpress Developer

  • 3055 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Please note: We are not relocating applicants to Colorado for this position

Vermilion is a 25-person Boulder agency with a purpose: helping solve the big problems of the day, helping organizations make positive change, and helping consumers make better, smarter choices. Our expertise encompasses 360º marketing with deep roots in design and digital and a focus on work in education, social change, sustainability, and natural products.


Job Description

Vermilion is looking for a full stack web developer to help us build beautiful and functional websites for our clients. Our work reflects our values and our team is passionate about ‘growing the good’.

Vermilion is not a software development agency, it's a forward thinking design agency that needs a resourceful developer on staff to build new projects for clients, maintain existing projects and project maintenance, while also helping to guide the future of technology at Vermilion.

You should be ready to play multiple roles across agency life, a 360 degree experience that's in addition to writing excellent code.

You should be excited to work with a creative team that is not all tech savvy, and be ready to build solutions that work for our clients.

You should be ready to jump in and problem-solve solutions as they arise.

You should be willing to occasionally play an IT role for Vermilion's internal systems and hardware.

You'll work closely with our UX/IA designer, digital marketing team, and designers. We are a small and collaborative team, where you will have an important role developing and maintaining client websites, often with 2-3 ongoing projects. Though our digital projects vary, a large portion of our work involves building customized WordPress websites and user interfaces from the ground up. This is also an opportunity to flex your Creative Technology muscles - concepting innovative solutions for clients as part of the proposal process. 


The Role + Responsibilities:

  • Develop and extend WordPress backends for custom website builds

  • Collaborate with the design and UX teams to create dynamic, responsive websites

  • Interface with third party APIs such as Google Maps and Salesforce

  • Work with account managers to develop estimates and ensure that deliverables are completed on time and on budget

  • Add value during the pitch response process, helping to define innovative approaches that Vermilion is known for

  • Manage technical communications with clients and account managers, ability to self-direct

  • Help maintain and improve internal projects such as build and deployment tools

  • Develop efficient process workflows, and ensure they are rolled out and standardized

What We'd Like To See:

  • You’re knowledgeable and articulate on IA and UX. You need to be skilled at recommending IA, UX, and UI improvements to designers. And at times, you’ll need to articulate your rationale for those to clients

  • You use a modern build workflow and tooling for your projects

  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills and comfort to tackle problems as they arise

Required development skills include:

  • 3+ years of professional web development experience

  • WordPress custom theme/plugin development from scratch

  • PHP or similar object oriented programming language

  • MySQL

  • Javascript / jQuery / ES6

  • SCSS

  • Unix Server Administration

  • Gitlab and CI deployment experience

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with at least one Javascript framework (React, Vue.js, etc.)

  • Command line tooling (such as webpack)

  • CI / Docker

  • Experience with E-commerce (WooCommerce, Shopify, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Drupal, Django, and other CMS platforms.

Additional Information

If you’re seeking an opportunity for growth and creativity, for collaboration and shared values, for humor and balance, let's get in touch. Vermilion is a small team where new ideas to improve our technology and workflow are always more than welcome.

This job requires a working knowledge of the full LAMP stack. Our interview is typically split into a meet-and-greet, followed by a technical interview that is meant to test your skills in frontend, backend, and server administration.

Here’s What To Share

  • Your resume and cover letter

  • A link to your portfolio or Github account if you have one

A Few More Details

This is a contract-to-hire position in our Boulder, CO office and does not offer remote working opportunity. Upon being hired for a full-time position, benefits include health-insurance subsidy, 401K match, and gym membership.


Please, no recruiters.