Backend WordPress/PHP Developer

Dana Communications is seeking a local (must be NJ or Eastern PA based) WordPress developer for a contract position. The ideal candidate is someone who is actively working in the WordPress realm and is knowledgeable about the most recent WordPress releases and standards. Applicants should be able to work collaboratively with our Creative Team and Frontend Developer in WordPress.


  • Minimum of five years advanced WordPress development experience
  • Excellent backend knowledge of WordPress, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML and jQuery
  • Expert at developing using WordPress standards
  • Good understanding of responsive frameworks, accessibility considerations and web standards
  • Experience creating custom WordPress plugins
  • Intimate understanding of Custom Post Types
  • Understanding of RESTful Web Services technologies such as JSON, SOAP and HTTP
  • Works both independently and with other developers
  • Experience drafting functional specifications
  • Experience coding WordPress themes
  • Writes well-documented code
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be a team player and grow as the needs of the business grows
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

Please note: This is not a position for someone just learning how to develop in WordPress. Experienced programmers only.


  • Developing WordPress plugins and custom functionality
  • Developing and maintaining complex WordPress-based applications
  • Working closely with the internal team to understand and formulate solutions to client needs
  • Supporting and interacting with clients in a fast-paced environment
  • Using bug tracking and project tracking (Basecamp)
  • A variety of other tasks involved in the development life cycle from start to finish

To apply for this position, contact Lynn Kaniper

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