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Senior WordPress Developer

Company: LeafFilter
Location: Hudson
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

At Leaf Home Solutions people are at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve crafted a team of the very best to ensure we make a difference… both to the homeowners we support and the staff that’s at the heart of it all.  We are driven by the hard-working and creative individuals that are passionate about their careers and what they do. LeafFilter Gutter Protection seeks to provide the best gutter cover solution paired with an outstanding customer service experience from beginning to end. Leaf Home Safety Solutions installs accessibility solutions like stair lifts, walk-in tubs, and walk-in showers to enhance the safety of our customers in the homes they love. Leaf Home Water Solutions offers home water purification and water softener systems to protect and preserve the longevity of the home and the people living in it. Leaf Home Enhancements provides home upgrades including custom cabinet restyling, one day bathroom renovations, and high-quality windows and doors. Leaf Home Solutions believes that home is where the heart is, and our team strives to make each home a safer and more livable space.  


Position Summary:

The Senior WordPress Developer will be an integral part of our Digital Marketing team. They will regularly collaborate with designers, marketers, analysts, and product owners to build and improve our high-performance websites. They will be responsible for the development of custom WordPress functionality while improving site speed and reliability. The Senior WordPress Developer will further collaborate with the Conversion Rate Optimization team for the purpose of implementing test experiences and reducing user friction. The Senior WordPress Developer also works with Frontend Developers, mentoring them and guiding them through proper execution and implementation of WordPress Development. It is their duty to identify and communicate best practices to the team, enhancing efficiency and performance across the department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Frontend web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and optimization of new and existing web properties.

• Backend web development (WordPress, PHP, MySQL), optimization, and integration of new and existing web properties.

• Ownership and enhancement of CI/CD deployment process to ensure seamless deployment of updates and enhancements.

• Develop and enhance existing codebase to conform to industry best practices with a focus on speed and security.

• Work closely with the Backend Developers in integrating web properties with existing business systems such as the and marketing tools.

• Maintain existing web properties and ensure high availability and security.

• Work closely with creative, content, and paid teams in their efforts to continue the growth of the sites and te a consistent experience for all customers across all platforms.

• Work closely with Data Analytics to ensure best in class reporting.

• Ensure the user interface (UI) and the overall user experience (UX) is intuitive and easy to navigate for all omers to find the information as effortless as possible.

• Collaborates with the UX design team to brainstorm new design layouts that function seamlessly on desktop, et, and mobile devices.

• Assist in driving web development team delivery and productivity, including working to remove blocks/impediments, continuously looks for opportunities to increase productivity and foster an environment of consistency and rence to commitment.

• Assist management in the migration and future evolution of owned websites, leading technical recommendations, cting modularity and maintaining the continuity of each.

• Assist with management and optimization of Google Tag Manager workspace to ensure all tracking, attribution and rting for campaigns is functioning correctly and at speed.

• Support team with testing and QA to validate that technical piece’s function properly, and that creative and ent looks as intended.

• Helps monitor web traffic, performance, and capacity to identify, prevent and resolve issues.

• Coordinates with stakeholders to ensure that the site provides the experience and functionality that meets the ness needs of the organization.

• Facilitate team wide acceptance and implementation of industry Frontend and Backend best practices.

• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Experience and Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

• Five plus (5+) years of experience developing custom WordPress code.

• Extremely proficient in WordPress development with in-depth experience building custom plugins and themes and ng understanding of WordPress hooks, filters, custom post types, and taxonomies.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

• Detail-oriented with aptitude to implement quality controls throughout work processes.

• Ability to juggle various work activities and shift their attention from one task to another to meet the demands of different stakeholders without “dropping the ball”.

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy, team-oriented environment and have a “roll up your sleeves” and “today not tomorrow” mentality.

• Apply active listening skills through the ability to comprehend information presented and respond thoughtfully.

• Detail-oriented and can focus on the task at hand, no matter how minute, by finding the most efficient and effective pathway to completion.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for communicating with internal and external parties in a manner that is both articulate and professional.

• Ability to logically connect ideas, scrutinize and evaluate arguments, find inconsistencies and errors in work, solve complex problems, and engage in reflection.

• Ability to provide timely and empathetic help through in-person, phone, email, and social media avenues that keeps the co-worker or customer’s needs at the forefront of every interaction.

• Ability to communicate effectively, to recognize, understand, and manage one’s own emotions as well as others, and foster positive working relationships across all levels of the organization.

• Holding oneself responsible and being self-driven in accomplishing business goals, adhering to policies and being responsible for one’s own actions, performance, and decisions.

• Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

• Proficient in using WordPress CLI.

• Detailed knowledge of LAMP stack development.

• Demonstrated knowledge of git.

• Demonstrated knowledge of CI/CD systems.

• Demonstrated knowledge of API design methodologies.

• Proficient in SQL.

• Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills; proficiency with Google Analytics.

• Proficient in modern frontend development technologies (i.e., HTML/CSS, JS, SCSS, React.js, Vue.js). Experience n agile development environment a plus.

• Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to help refine user requirements and inform the visual design of web applications.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required.

• Great PM skills – including taking ownership, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and following-through on all tasks completion.


Travel Requirements:

• No travel required.


Overtime/Additional Hours Requirements:

• May be requested to work overtime on evenings and weekends dependent on business need.


Physical Requirements

• Normal Office Environment

• Indoor work in a climate-controlled environment.

• Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


Leaf Home Solutions Core Values

Our vision is to be the leading innovator of direct-to-consumer home safety and improvement solutions. To accomplish this goal, we look for the following qualities and values in our employees: 

• TNT - Today, Not Tomorrow. By being cognizant of the present, attacking problems, and presenting ground-breaking solutions today, our team strives toward a better tomorrow. 

• Teamwork - To present the very best home solutions on the market, our culture revolves around teamwork. Individual success is important to the Leaf team, but the way the team works together to deliver excellence is at the heart of the company’s success. 

• Ingenuity - Ingenuity and innovation are the factors that drive success for any brand, whether it’s exploring a new product market or connecting consumers with something familiar. These are valuable qualities that we strive to exemplify at Leaf.

• Compassion - Home is where the heart is, and we understand and celebrate that. We strive to make each renovation or home upgrade stress-free and friendly, and we provide the best end-to-end service to inspire confidence in homeowners. Are we your company? 


Leaf Home Solutions Company Overview 

• Why Work at Leaf Home Solutions? Leaf Home Solutions has cultivated a passionate and inspired team with the support of an excellent workplace culture. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve crafted a team of the very finest to ensure we make a difference…both to the homeowners we support and to the staff that’s at the heart of it all. Are you looking for a workplace with excellent culture, benefits, and opportunities for advancement? How about weekly pay, casual dress, and a fun work environment? Because we’re looking for someone just like you to make our team extraordinary.

• Are we your company? Leaf Home Solutions is dominating the home improvement industry as we continue to grow. We work hard and play harder. We’re a big company with a small company feel. We have ambition and drive and we’re in constant development. For us, we strive to be better than the best and we want you to join in our success! Now with over 100 offices across the U.S. and Canada, our team is diverse and strong. From marketing to sales, installation, and service, we have the best team, right along with the best home solutions.


Keywords: LeafFilter, Akron , Senior WordPress Developer, Other , Hudson, Ohio

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