Senior Web Developer

About Subject Matter

Subject Matter is a multifaceted creative advocacy firm; collaboration is integral to our success. Our full team comprises of experienced strategists, writers, media relations pros, designers, advertising experts, filmmakers and lobbyists. We call what we do Creative Advocacy. We help our clients shape the message environment, move public opinion and enhance and defend their reputation. By unifying communications and government relations, we spur action — in Washington, on Main Street and everywhere in between.

Position Summary

Subject Matter is seeking a full-time senior developer to help build great interactive experiences. This position requires someone capable of open-source CMS development with a passion for front-end and animation. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, this role will also conceive and communicate ideas for interactive projects. The ideal candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing, architecting and executing interactive experiences, as well as solving complex technical challenges.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Use open-source frameworks to build state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Build semantic, standards-compliant responsive WordPress and/or Drupal websites.
  • Create frontend code with SASS, JavaScript and Gulp.
  • Perform prototyping; database development and data modeling; data processing via RESTful Web services.
  • Research, advocate and promote new technologies and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Design and UX team members to prototype and design software which meets clients’ goals.
  • Analyze and debug client systems.
  • Build custom plugins/modules for WordPress and Drupal.
  • Oversee site migrations and release cycle management.

About You:

  • At least five years of experience with web development and content management systems.
  • Knowledge of database architecture and management.
  • Knowledge of database architecture and management.
  • Expertise with full-stack implementation using PHP, JavaScript, HTML and SASS.
  • Expertise with WordPress/Drupal custom development and responsive theming.
  • Experience with gitFlow version control.
  • Experience with task runners (Gulp), pre-processors (SASS) and dependency management systems (Composer/NMP).
  • Experience with the command line interface.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming.
  • Experience with hosting (i.e. Pantheon, AWS and Rackspace).
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix, fast paced setting.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deliverables simultaneously.

To be considered for this full-time position, please submit your resume and cover letter using the form below or by e-mail to Lauren Burton, Vice President of Technology at [email protected] and specify the job title (Senior Web Developer) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that we are only accepting candidates who reside in the U.S. 

Subject matter is an equal opportunity employer that encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.

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