Good salary and a great opportunity to work across a growing agency with prestigious clients, in a quiet location near Oxford with easy bus and car access.

About Mass Impressions

Mass Impressions is a digital entertainment agency. We partner with high-profile talent to grow but also to entertain and engage their audiences. Our dedicated team enjoys long-term relationships with household names in the entertainment industry. On our clients’ behalf, we work alongside the most prestigious brands in digital entertainment, including YouTube, Netflix and Disney.

We enjoy a strong reputation for our WordPress development and our implementation of the Avada Theme. Until now, the agency has outsourced our development work. However, in the light of new, long-term relationships we are now forming an in-house development team. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing agency, as we shape and form our own in-house team.

About the role

We are seeking a WordPress Developer responsible for both back-end and front-end development. We develop and work exclusively within the Avada Theme Framework.

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 firm understanding of industry trends and content management systems. Experience with the responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. Also, a knowledge of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new 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 translating that into an effective Avada Child Theme or plugins
  • Working with on projects with other with different skill sets and to contribute effectively to regular internal planning meetings

Skills and Qualifications

  • WordPress Development (Ideally has 3 years experience, although if evidence is shown of delivering against the skills outlined, then we would consider less)
  • Experience using the ThemeFusion Avada WordPress theme
  • Experience Customising and extending Avada theme
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • WordPress Custom Post Type Development
  • WordPress Advanced Custom Field Development
  • Gravity Forms development and API
  • Experience with plugins
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.ro
  • 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
  • MySQL database programming (the WordPress default database)
  • Libraries like jQuery for additional interactivity
  • API integrations like Zapier, Twilio, etc.
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git)
  • Familiarity with Google G Suite applications
  • Willingness and experience of working on Apple computers

Nice to haves

  • An understanding or experience with Algolia Search API and it’s integration with WordPress
  • Experience with the WP Engine Enterprise Hosting Platform, to include redirect rules, CON, caching, migrations between staging and production servers, automated backups/restores.
  • Experience with the Asana task management platform
  • Domain name management and DNS management
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (understanding structure of PSDs, slicing and exporting assets)

Behaviour required

  • Able to work with and through people to deliver high-quality outcomes
  • Inquisitive – an interest in the world at large as well as the individual
  • Strategic approach to digital and how this integrates into the wider approach
  • A team player who is honest, can listen well and communicate well
  • An interest in taking on new ideas and can ask for help when necessary
  • Enjoys working within a team to solve complex problems and show initiative
  • Willingness to work with clients across multiple time zones
  • Ability to work under ‘real time’ pressure and work into the evenings at times
  • Works hard and is committed to a growing business and to building its quality reputation

Experience & education

  • Previous agency experience beneficial but not a definite requirement if can show evidence of delivering against the skills outlined (talented graduate with the right skill set would be considered)
  • Computer/IT related degree

Company benefits

  • Quiet location, near Oxford
  • Onsite parking
  • 20 days holiday

For more information or to apply for this role contact us at hello@massimpressions.com