WordPress Developer – Los Angeles

Posted July 29, 2021

HelpGood seeks a purpose-driven and experienced full-stack WordPress web developer with great front-end and back-end skills to help us create websites that help our clients make the world a better place. We are open to full-time and local Los Angeles freelancers, work from home with some in-person meetings, complying to COVID-19 guidelines – and reports to HelpGood’s CEO. 

We’re looking for a creative, flexible thinker who has a proven track record of success leading web development projects that demand a high degree of creative and technical complexity. You have a blend of technical chops and people skills — you can think big picture and decide on the optimal tech architecture and also be heads down and code, and you can help guide our design, marketing and project management team members to best fulfill on the needs of our client site projects. This position will take a lead role on multiple client engagements so you will need to be detail focused and effective at project management to stay on track.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Build/engineer websites and web applications (mostly on WordPress and Drupal) that are usable, efficient, secure and performance-optimized. Debug and iterate on quality until to spec and the sites work flawlessly across devices, browsers and screen sizes.
  • Maintain client sites, install, test, and debug plugins, integrations, and create custom plugins as needed.
  • Install marketing related tags, code, integrations, CRM, fundraising platforms, forms and automations.
  • Partner with clients to help lead and manage their technical projects, communicating with them directly to develop and execute on their web development needs. 
  • Collaborate with our internal team and freelancers across UI, UX, design, marketing and analytics to execute on client web development projects.
  • We are often called upon to work with third party integrations with Salesforce, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Salsa Labs, Blackbaud, Network for Good, Give Lively, Classy, Pardot, Hubspot, and Stripe.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in computer science.
  • At least 5 years of web development experience and at least 3 years of full-stack WordPress and/or Drupal development.
  • Deep expertise and significant experience in:
    • PHP software development best practices and object-oriented programming.
    • Creating cross-browser/cross-platform responsive websites.
    • Custom theme development and plugin development.
    • Javascript frameworks and front-end technologies like -React and REST endpoints.
    • Development workflows, git, deployment.
    • Content migrations from existing websites.
    • Integrating with common 3rd-party CRM, email marketing, and payment platforms.
    • Design systems using component libraries and reusable front-end patterns.
    • Accessibility such as WCAG compliance requirements.
    • Infrastructure, system administration & DevOps and familiarity with hosting solutions like AWS and with CDNs like Cloudflare.
  • Professional maturity is a must as is the ability to communicate through written and verbal means both in casual settings and in formal presentations.
  • Experience with digital collaboration tools like G Suite and Basecamp.
  • Friendly and engaging style and demeanor, with strong motivation and professionalism.
  • Strong interest in social issues. 
  • You must be able to work in the United States.

About HelpGood

HelpGood is a full-service marketing and communications agency focused on advancing social good. We help nonprofits, foundations and purpose-driven organizations make a lasting social impact. HelpGood’s offices are in Los Angeles and NYC. We are certified as a Disabled Owned Business Enterprise and as an LGBT Business Enterprise.

We’ve worked with leading organizations across a variety of social causes and campaigns including animal welfare, diversity and inclusion, the environment, education, human rights, physical and mental health, social justice, and women’s rights. Our clients include leading local and national nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, philanthropists and corporate social responsibility teams like the Ad Council, United Way, Planned Parenthood, data.org, DisabilityIN, NYU, Valor, Housing Works, Animal League America, and the longest-running public service campaign in history, Smokey Bear.

Our marketing and communications work includes crafting campaigns, amplifying messages, creating awareness, inspiring action and cultivating sustainable movements that create social impact at scale.

Benefits

Our clients are mainly nonprofits—so you will need to find value in the kind of work you are doing as our clients are actively working to make the world better and safer for all. We expect this position to have a base salary starting at $80K and go up from there depending on your experience and value-added skills. In addition, we offer the following robust benefits and perks.

  • Company-Sponsored Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • Health Advocate membership that provides unlimited, confidential access to a dedicated consultant (known as a Personal Health Advocate) to help you resolve healthcare and insurance-related issues.
  • Company-Sponsored $10,000 Term Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • 401K plan with 4% Company-Sponsored  match
  • Discretionary performance-based bonuses
  • 2 weeks paid vacation (that increases with longer retention, up to 15 maximum)
  • 11 paid holidays per year. Additional vacation/flex-time between Christmas & New Year’s.
  • Paid personal/sick days.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Annual $500 professional development stipend.
  • Monthly $100 tech/communications stipend.
  • New client bonus (2.5% of any non-inbound client during the first year we work with them).
  • Satisfaction knowing that your work is helping make the world a better place.
  • Dog-friendly office in LA close to the Grove and Farmers Market.
Job Category: Developer
Job Type: Freelance Full Time
Job Location: Los Angeles

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