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Currently Closed: Position: Front-End Drupal & Wordpress Website Designer / Developer*

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Hiring Web Developer

 

You

Your Brain

You are intelligent, thoughtful, eager to learn and share.

You appreciate challenging, meaningful work.

You will be expected to be honest, responsible, and humble person.  A sense of humor goes a long way as well.

You are a fast worker, have experience prioritizing tasks, work well on a team.

You have excellent writing skills. Whether English or PHP, style, grammer, and syntax are important to you. (You caught that spelling mistake, right?)

You understand that sometimes there are many solutions to the same problem and are able to prioritize & balance research, accomplishing quality results, and schedules within well-defined limitations.


You will have your own standing (or sitting) desk.
Standing Desk

You will get your own speedy company computer and dual-monitor configuration complete with fast SSD.

Laptop & Monitor

Work will be done on lightening-fast web server(s) with SSD's (dev through live/production).

Speed

You will have the priviledge of interacting directly with clients.

Client communication.

Freshly-brewed, free coffee every day.

Free Coffee

Schweb Design, LLC

We believe work should be:

done for a purpose

fun

challenging

a learning experience

done with excellence

done with the heart of a teacher
 

Flexible hours:

40+ hr workweek available. 
Work whatever daytime hours you choose (between 8-5 ideal). 
Overtime pay available.
 

Tools we use every day:


Adobe CC

Git

PHPStorm

NewRelic

WHM, cPanel

Drupal + Drush, Wordpress

VM's & Dev Server

CLI

Asana, Harvest

Dropbox, OneNote

Google Analytics, Moz, Raven Tools, CrazyEgg

Prefer different tools?  Great!  You'll have to share them with us.

 

Do you heart open source? 

Heart open source

You'll be able to contribute back to the community of like-minded open source developers.
 


About Schweb Design

Schweb Design is a small, expanding web development, design, SEO & online marketing agencies in the Lancaster, PA area.  We specialize in Drupal & Wordpress, harnessing the power and flexibility of open-source for the benefit of our clients, while contributing back to the open-source communities however we can. We believe business should not be done with a closed fist, but rather that work & the experience/knowledge that comes with it should be done with the heart of a teacher educating, giving, and adding value to the lives & businesses of our clients.  We believe websites are an investment and should be more than a hobby by making our clients money & increased profits and can be leveraged to give back to the local community

 

To Apply

Apply

Please read the job description below, then

Send us your resume & some examples of your work.


Job Description:

We are seeking a Front-End Drupal & Wordpress Website Designer / Developer to join our team! We need a creative website designer/deverloper with experience to work closely with our team (other designers, front-end, and back-end developers). The ideal candidate is a self-learner and self-manager with good time management skills, who enjoys collaboration, and who can communicate effectively in a group of diverse personalities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Convert written copy, graphics, audio, and video components to compatible web formats
  • Create a websites with focus on creating an exceptional visitor experience, converting visitors to a valued client, and conveying a professional appearance that accurately represents the brand, product, or service.
  • Create back-end code and interfaces.
  • Analyze user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity
  • Integrate web sites with other computer applications
  • Keep up-to-date on web developments and trends
  • Design, create, and modify attractive, thoughtfully laid out fully-responsive & mobile friendly websites (including branded graphics, icons, stock photos and client photography).

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be able to commute daily to our office currently located in Leola, PA (near Lancaster, PA).

Job Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in web development or other related fields
  • Previous experience with the Drupal CMS (and Wordpress).
  • An experienced understanding of web design and user experience principles.
  • Strong familiarity with with HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, or other related languages
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail.

Additional experience that will set you apart:

  • Backend Development Experience (See below under Desired Skills)
  • Strong Adobe CC Skills
  • A Computer Science, Web Development, or Website Design Degree
  • Copywriting
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Optimization

The range/type of work expected of you may vary greatly depending on a day's given tasks. The work you'll be given depends on your capabilities You'll have the opportunity to specialize in what you do best while trying and learning new things.


 

 

Front-end Developer Tasks (Required)

Existing Knowledge & Experience:

  • Understands key server-side web development concepts through experiences such as:
    • Interpreting graphic visual or interaction designs in HTML, CSS and Javascript.
    • Creating visually appealing web pages or interfaces.
    • Creating, editing or modifying templates for a CMS or web development framework.
    • Programming interaction with JavaScript and/or a library such as jQuery, YUI or Prototype.
    • Testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies.
    • Testing for compliance to specified standards such as accessibility standards in the clients region or domain.
    • Conducting observational user testing, or reviewing designs against usability heuristics.

Other knowledge or transferable skills:

Experience with web development languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.

  • HTML
    • Familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5.
    • Knowledge of the semantic meaning of all HTML elements.
    • Familiarity with the semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles, etc.
    • Knowledge of markup used for layout such as dividers.
    • Knowledge at the level to be able to hand-code markup.
    • Including media and images.
  • PHP
    • Familiarity with modifying Drupal Theme hooks to display data
    • Understanding how to utilize PHP to filter, process and output html, json, xml
  • CSS
    • Specifying different CSS for various media, devices and displays.
    • Best practices in CSS file organization and structure.
    • Methods for including CSS inline, internal and external via linked style sheets.
    • How to define, combine and group CSS selectors for HTML elements, ID, classes, pseudo classes, child or sibling.
    • Syntax of CSS declarations, properties and attributes.
    • CSS box model and methods for CSS positioning, absolute and relative.
    • Knowledge of properties and attributes to control the display.
    • Familiarity with differences in CSS 2 and CSS 3.
    • Proficient with a CSS Preprocessor such as Sass or LESS.
  • Best practices
    • Methods to ensure browser & device compatibility
    • Methods for degrading gracefully for older browsers and displays.
    • Methods to ensure accessibility.
    • File compression techniques for improving speed.
  • JavaScript
    • Knowledge of the operators, variables, datatypes, objects, properties and methods.
    • Familiarity with control structures such as objects, functions, conditional statements, arrays, loops and expressions.
    • Forms and regular expression validation and submitting data.
    • Knowledge of how to apply logical operators and conditional statements.
    • Knowledge of the DOM HTML objects and their properties.
  • Event handling.
    • Creating and controlling windows and dialogs.
    • Processes for troubleshooting and debugging
    • Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues.
  • jQuery
    • Knowledge of how to employ the jQuery library for visual effects, event handling, and document manipulation.

Back-end Developer Tasks (Desired Skills)

This developer is focused on managing the interchange of data between the application and the browser. This developer focuses on the server-side of programming for the web, yet also understands the programming languages which control the display of content in the browser.

Existing Knowledge & Experience:

  • Custom web application development.
  • Developed with at least one CMS framework or web application framework.
  • Employed a framework or extended an existing CMS with custom coding.
  • Knowledgeable about accessibility or security compliance relevant in client’s sector and geographic location.
  • Understands the underlying systems on which web applications are developed.
  • Understands the technologies and languages which power the web such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Understands key server-side web development concepts such as:
    • Integrating data or user accounts between multiple systems for a client.
    • Integrating multiple databases and/or database types into one system.
    • Managing a hosting environment, and has administered databases.
    • Scaling an application and/or its hosting environment to support increases in traffic.
    • Setting up or using a version control system, and manage control with file based assets and data.
    • Implementing or working with content approval and staging workflows.
    • Migrating data, scripting migration of data.
    • Implementing, managing or using a backup system and disaster recovery.
    • Securing data or access to applications with multiple user levels, or has the ability to customize based on user levels.
    • Implementing or working with a template driven system with a clear separation between content and display. *comment.
    • Outputting data in multiple document formats.
    • Using XMLHTTPRequest and Javascript to create web applications.
    • Working with multiple delivery platforms such as mobile versus desktop.
    • Creating multilingual websites or applications.
    • Creating and implementing database schemas that represent and support business processes.
    • Ensuring the quality of applications through unit testing.

Other knowledge or transferable skills:

Knowledge of a programming language for a framework such as PHP, Python, Perl, .NET, Ruby, Java, or other language. Of these, PHP will primarily be used at this job and the others will rarely be used.

  • Application and scripting development best practices, architecture, scalability, etc.
  • Can execute tasks with both procedural and OOP development techniques.
  • Familiarity with the syntax and control structures of the given language.
  • Best practices for efficient and easier to maintain code.
  • Best practices for securing web applications.
  • Inserting, querying and managing data stored in databases or files.
  • Knowledge of PHP and database programming including:
  • The features and syntax of PHP datatypes, variables, constants and operators.
  • Knowledge of syntax of and how to employ expressions and functions.
  • Knowledge of how to apply control structures of PHP such as expressions, loops, conditional statements, and switch statements.
  • Session handling, PHP Configuration.
  • Understands web development markup languages HTML/XML; stylesheet languages CSS/XSL and JavaScript. Additionally, knowledge of the DOM, its objects and their properties.
  • HTML
  • Familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5.
  • Knowledge of the semantic meaning of most HTML elements.
  • Familiarity with the semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles, etc.
  • Knowledge of markup used for layout such as dividers.
  • Knowledge at the level to be able to hand-code markup.
  • Including media and images.
  • XML
  • Knowledge of XML syntax for markup and content.
  • Knowledge of how to use XML for the interchange of data
  • CSS
  • Specifying different CSS for various media, devices and displays.
  • Methods for including CSS inline, internal and external via linked style sheets.
  • Syntax of CSS declarations, properties and attributes.
  • CSS box model and methods for CSS positioning, absolute and relative.
  • Knowledge of properties and attributes to control the display.
  • JavaScript
  • Knowledge of the operators, variables, datatypes, objects, properties and methods.
  • Familiarity with control structures such as objects, functions, conditional statements, arrays, loops and expressions.
  • Forms and regular expression validation and submitting data.
  • Knowledge of how to apply logical operators and conditional statements.
  • Event handling.
  • Creating and controlling windows and dialogs.
  • Processes for troubleshooting and debugging
  • Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues.

Other possible responsibilities:

  • copywriting
  • content updating, publishing / management via content management systems (CMS)
  • SEO
  • domain & DNS management
  • client communications via email & phone

*Yes, we listed both front-end and back-end together; We need you to have experience in both arenas.  It's okay if you're more comfortable & experienced in one over the other. 
See more below for the type of work you'll get to do.


 

Reference: Thanks to Drupal.org's how to hire a developer notes.