Senior Web Developer

Position
FILLED

LOCATION: Open to U.S. REMOTE or based in Tempe, AZ— in the Greater Phoenix Metro area.

WE ARE: A full-service advertising, interactive, marketing, public relations, and social media agency. We have a culture driven by innovation, fun and a wealth of energetic and experienced talent.

OUR CULTURE: We have a flat organization (i.e. no managers, no hierarchy, no silos) and a “no-walls” office layout that facilitates collaboration and open communication across departments. We also have an office dog, so if you don’t like dogs, that’s a deal breaker.

You should also be fond of movie days and happy hours.

We also offer free snacks and drinks; film screenings at the office in our surround-sound Café with 18-foot movie screen; a 14-foot-long shuffle board table; a full-size pool table; dart board; full-size video arcade game with 135 games; and an amazing office from an architectural, interior design, and functional perspective that the Business Journal called out as The Coolest Office Building in Arizona.

The crowning jewel of every year here at Zion & Zion is a truly epic, weekend-long, agency holiday party at a local upscale resort that includes: two hotel nights for agency team members and their significant others, a Friday evening get together, a Saturday spa day and lunch, a Saturday evening cocktail reception, a Saturday night multi-course dinner at an upscale restaurant, a Sunday-morning Mimosa-and-Bloody-Mary get together, and a Sunday late morning buffet brunch.

Note that remote team members should expect to visit our Arizona office approximately once every six to eight weeks for team building and work-related activities. We also provide a full work-from-home setup with three monitors for all agency personnel whether they are remote or not.

OUR BENEFITS:

  • United Health Care Health Benefits: Zero wait period, 8 plans to choose from, receive medical coverage on Day 1
  • United Health Care Dental & VSP vision: Zero wait period, receive dental & vision coverage on Day 1
  • FSA & HSA options: pretax contributions towards qualified health expenses
  • Optum Wellness: get personalized wellness coaching
  • 401(k): plus Roth options
  • Employer Paid Basic Term Life & Personal Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee paid Disability Insurance
  • Training & Development: Online training courses, online learning resources, virtual learning events, certifications available
  • Perks at Work: discounts and member pricing for more than 1,500 merchants
  • Employee Assistance Program: access registered nurses, counselors, virtual doctor visits, legal consultation, and much more
  • Commuter Benefits: pretax dollars can be used for mass transit fees and parking
  • Adoption Assistance– reimbursed up to $1,500 of eligible adoption expenses
  • Financial Convenience Benefits– Multiple payroll direct deposit options, pay cards, 529 College Savings plan deposits
  • Generous PTO and Flexible Work Hours
  • Annual Bonus

OUR CREDENTIALS: We are consistently ranked among the top agencies, web development firms and public relations firms, and while we have a track record of winning a substantial number of creative awards, we pride ourselves on being a strategy-first agency with a deep MarTech, CDP, digital and analytics core. Very important to us is our ranking by both The Business Journal and Career Builder as a Best Place to Work.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB: We are looking for a passionate, motivated, high-performing team member to join our agency. You will function primarily as a front-end developer, with opportunities to work in back-end development. You must be a self starter and self-directed and able to work both on your own and in teams, alongside other developers, UX strategists, content developers, interactive designers, brand strategists, and account managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Extensive WordPress theme development experience
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML, JS and CSS
  • Front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap and/or Foundation
  • CSS pre-processors such as Sass or Less
  • JS frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React etc.
  • JS-based build tools like Grunt, Gulp or Webpack
  • Working knowledge of templating engines like Twig, Smarty, Mustache etc.
  • Mobile-first experience building responsive interfaces
  • Ability to adhere to accessibility standards
  • Build with performance in mind
  • Strong cross-browser testing skills
  • Basic Photoshop skills (manipulating, compressing and exporting images for web)
  • Ability to define project requirements and scope project timelines
  • Comfortable in the Microsoft Office suite of products

Pluses:

  • MVC frameworks and common programming design patterns
  • User experience best practices
  • PHP and SQL knowledge
  • Version control systems (Git, Mercurial, Subversion, etc)
  • Workflow automation tools (Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, etc)
  • Basic GA understanding (goals, events and attribution)
  • Familiarity with WHM/cPanel server management software
  • Familiarity with Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress Development

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: You MUST include the following with your application. Please create a Word Doc attachment and paste the questions into it and provide your answers:

  1. The URLs of three projects I’ve worked on in the past 18 months are:
    Project A:  …………………………………….
    Project B: …………………………………….
    Project C: …………………………………….
  2. List the page(s) or in some other way describe the portion(s) of each of the above projects that you worked on:
    Project A: …………………………………….
    Project B: …………………………………….
    Project C: …………………………………….
  3. Describe the functionality that you provided for each of the above projects:
    Project A: …………………………………….
    Project B: …………………………………….
    Project C: …………………………………….
  4. Please rate yourself as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced on each of the following:
    WordPress Development:
    Templating Engines (e.g. Twig or Mustache):
    PHP:
    JS:
    CSS:

 

NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP-INS PLEASE.