Front End/WordPress Developer

Who are we? 

Ahoy! At VSSL (pronounced, “Vessel”), we don’t aimlessly drift the seas of modern marketing and advertising. This isn’t our maiden voyage; we have our sea legs and we know what it takes to be successful in today’s aggressive, digitally-driven world.

We’re a crew of knowledgeable, experienced, media-hustlin’ executives, strategists, designers, writers, and account managers. And when our clients work with us, they won’t just have a crew that’s willing to work, they’ll have a crew that’s willing to fight! Because that’s what digital media is – a battle for potential customers’ attention, interaction, and support.  

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of our salty crew?

What do we value?

We act like a crew. We think like a crew. We work like a crew. Because, well, we are a crew! And while onboard, you’re only as good as the individuals standing to the right and left of you. That’s why, on this ship, you are bound to encounter seas that are challenging, supportive, and encouraging.    

What’s the job all about?

More specifically, this crewmember:

  • Develops high performance, highly scalable, custom themes and plugin applications for WordPress.
  • Is obsessed with quality, detail-oriented, and has a proven track record of coding pixel-perfect responsive layouts from Photoshop, Illustrator or Adobe XD files. 
  • Has a deep understanding of web development technologies.
  • Will work closely with project managers and designers to develop websites and web applications.
  • Has a strong desire to continue improving their skills and stay on the cutting edge of web development.

What can you bring to our crew?

Would you define yourself as team-oriented, hardworking, creative, and fun? We are seeking someone with a high level of integrity and honesty; someone that genuinely cares for VSSL, our values, and our mission! The ideal candidate is someone who is dynamic, can write clean, well-documented code, possesses strong problem-solving skills, and is collaborative at heart. You like to “get things done” and you strive to deliver high-quality work – day in and day out! 

This creative crewmember will have:

  • An associate or bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • 2-4 years’ experience sailing the “development seas”
  • Expert development skills with CSS 3, HTML 5, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and WordPress
  • Proven, thorough knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues, Adobe Photoshop, CSS grids & frameworks (Bootstrap, Flexbox, etc.)
  • A good understanding of PHP objects and classes; knowledge with Advanced Custom Fields is a plus
  • Proficient with command line for streamlined development (Git, Gulp, etc.)
  • Proficient with CSS preprocessors like SASS
  • Experienced in API integration
  • HubSpot and Pardot experience are a plus
  • Experience with popular JavaScript frameworks (react, angular, etc.)
  •  Intermediate knowledge of technical SEO best practices
  • Developing email templates using frameworks like MJML is a plus

What we can offer you! 

In addition of having the opportunity to work for a company that was named one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in both 2018 and 2019, there’s treasure to be shared for crewmembers:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • PTO
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Work-from-Home Wednesday
  • Free lunch Fridays
  • Fun company events
  • Limitless supply of healthy and “not-so-healthy” snacks
  • Weekly happy hours on our deck overlooking the marina!

Ready to join our crew?! We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note before submitting an application: as a company, we take hiring very seriously. Although we are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit. VSSL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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