WordPress/PHP/Frontend Developer

“We are a team of creatives who guide passionate brands.”

That’s 970 Design’s mission statement, and we’re looking for someone who feels called to it to join our team as a full time WordPress/PHP/Frontend Developer.

Though only eight years old, 970 Design is already serving a number of Colorado’s most prestigious companies, as well as an impressive splash of clients from LA to NYC. We have numerous award-winning websites, and multiple exciting projects in the works (see our website for some of our past projects).

Quickly outgrowing our small biz britches, we’re in need of someone who possesses powerful skills: they should work well both independently and as a team; drives deliverables forward and takes on ownership of projects; proactively overcomes roadblocks and drives toward deadlines; follows through aggressively; possesses a keen eye for detail; communicates articulately; holds in their minds the big picture of the company and the brand; and has a deep love of web & seeks being around those who feel the same.

As a company, we offer an impressive array of benefits for our full time employees, including: health, vision & dental insurance; a modern office in an exciting location (with potential for remote work); flexible hours accommodating powder days; exciting company wide adventures; holidays & paid personal time off; a team of young & passionate individuals, excited to push each envelope we come across.

Required skills for this position:

  • Experience building WordPress themes from scratch
  • Complete understanding of responsive website builds
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; particularly XD, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Experience with browser testing
  • Good communication skills
  • Keen eye for details
  • Passion for pushing the boundaries of interactive technologies and methods
  • Ability to manage tasks and deadlines

Required technical knowledge:

  • HTML5 / SCSS
  • PHP 7, with understanding of OOP & MVC patterns
  • Experience with front end frameworks (e.g. Bootstrap)
  • Javascript development via ES5/6 and modern frameworks (e.g. jQuery)
  • Experience using dependency management tools (e.g. Composer)
  • Version control via Git
  • Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress (ACF)
  • General SEO knowledge
  • Experience developing locally and migrating websites

Responsibilities:

  • Build WordPress themes from scratch by following provided designs
  • Maintain and enhance existing WordPress (and other) websites
  • Communicate with team members to execute projects successfully and on time
  • Communicate with clients to manage tasks and projects
  • Test, diagnose and troubleshoot website issues

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Sage 9
  • Experience with Vue
  • Experience with Laravel
  • Experience with Drupal (7/8)
  • Experience building Single Page Apps/Sites
  • Experience configuring Webpack and other frontend bundlers
  • Experience building WordPress themes integrating ACF & Guttenberg
  • Experience in ecommerce development
  • Experience building email templates in MailChimp & Constant Contact
  • Experience with Plesk
  • Experience building to Section 508 specifications

Now What?

If you are interested in this position, send us an email to hello@970design.com with the following info:

  1. Brief cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Links to your online works or public repositories

“We are a team of creatives who guide passionate brands.” We’re looking for someone who feels the same way. As a member of our team you will work with our Designers, Creative Directors and Developers to hone your skills in the design world. Let’s be clear – we are a young company, we try to include incentives associated with a young and passionate company: energized staff, modern ambiance, flexible hours, accommodating powder days and creative visions of cutting-edge design and functionality. Though young, 970 Design is already serving a number of Vail’s most prestigious companies, as well as an impressive splash of clients from LA to NYC. We have numerous award-winning designs, and multiple exciting projects in the works (See our website for details). Quickly outgrowing our small biz britches, we’re in need of an intern who expresses out-of-the-box creativity; works well both independently and on a team; drives deliverables forward and takes on ownership of projects; proactively overcomes roadblocks and drives toward deadlines; follows through aggressively; double and triple checks work obsessively; communicates articulately; holds in their minds the big picture of the company and the brand; and has a deep love of being creative and loves being around the same.”

 

So what will you be doing?

  • Design Print & Digital collateral with the help and oversight of the team
  • Generating creative concepts for digital and print including advertising, catalogs, materials for events, packaging design, etc.
  • Be hands on from design through execution of materials with the oversight of designer
  • Website Populating

 

You will need these skills:

  • Ninja Graphic Design Skills
  • Punctuality and deadline follow-through
  • Proficient in color theory, composition and typography
  • Organized mentality, able to keep google drive organized when working with client files
  • Ability to wear multiple hats and pivot depending on arising needs

 

When?

We work Monday to Friday (although sometimes it is more and sometimes less). This position should take 20ish hours per week. Initial pay will be hourly.

Now What?

If you are interested in this position, send us an email to hello@970design.com with the following info:

  1. Brief cover letter summarizing your skills, your approach to creativity, with any of the traits we are looking for.
  2. Resume
  3. Three (3) JPEGs of your best work, scaled to around 1400 pixels and titled in the following format: LastName_First Name_Title of Composition
  4. Links to your online works or profiles