Posted: Dec 15, 2021  Position: Full Time

Upstart Food Brands is a virtual, boutique, full-service branding agency, dedicated to the needs of small and startup food/beverage businesses. We’re a small, tight-knit core team of creative, food-loving dynamos, and are adding a dedicated, full-time WordPress Developer to this foundational group. We’re looking for someone who would be responsible for both back-end and front-end development, using provided site architecture, creative assets, and copy to produce attractive and functional websites for our clients. We commonly utilize a WordPress theme, WooCommerce, and plugins/extensions to efficiently build sites at a competitive cost, but we’re also looking for someone with an in-depth knowledge of front-end programming languages to provide custom-coded solutions when needed to take our current web capability to the next level. We’re looking for someone with a firm grasp of current web best practices and trends, and the knowhow to apply them when relevant. Ability to incorporate client and internal feedback and iterate quickly will be key. Ideally, the right candidate will enjoy working collaboratively with a small team and sometimes with clients directly, while also excelling in a self-guided, remote work environment. Position will report to the Creative Director, and will be an integral part of the core team we’re building. Someone local to St. Louis, where the company is based, would be a big plus, though it’s not a requirement.

WordPress Developer Responsibilities:
– Meeting internally and with clients to discuss website design and function
– Designing and building the website front-end
– Designing and managing the website back-end including database and server integration
– Implementation/configuration of WordPress themes and plugins/extensions
– Conducting website performance tests
– Troubleshooting and fixing website issues
– Developing simple website maintenance manual (Word format) for client websites
– Conducting WordPress training with client
– Monitoring the performance of live websites
– Maintaining upstartfoodbrands.com and other internal web properties, as needed

WordPress Developer Requirements:
– Proven work experience as a WordPress developer
– Knowledge of front-end technologies including CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, and jQuery
– Experience building e-commerce stores using WooCommerce
– Experience working with debugging tools such as Chrome Inspector and Firebug
– Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics
– Ability to manage projects and timelines (we use Trello for project management)
– Good communication skills
– Working knowledge of Adobe products in order to prep/edit images and adapt/optimize assets for use on the web would be a plus

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