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Senior Wordpress Developer

Founded in 2008 and located in Center City, Philadelphia, Zivtech designs and builds innovative websites and applications using open source software. We work with clients ranging from startups, to large non-profits, to Fortune 500 corporations—helping them build products that drive their business forward.

We are currently looking for a Senior WordPress Developer to help build and maintain client sites in WordPress and to work on new projects on a range of technologies.

Zivtech has an energetic work environment and we seek talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. We value diversity in our team and maintain an inclusive, friendly work environment emphasizing collaboration not competition. Our engineering team is solutions-oriented and passionate about quality and exceeding our clients’ goals.

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Leading WordPress projects for our customers, from scoping and strategy all the way through building and supporting, large and complex WordPress sites. 
  • Web development, primarily in WordPress and other open source systems
  • Collaborating with design and front-end engineering teams to ensure effectiveness and quality
  • Assisting with client estimation, sales, and discovery processes
  • Taking part in our code review process (both reviewing the work of other developers and having your own work reviewed)
  • Working with project managers to come up with creative and effective solutions to our client’s problems
  • Helping with WordPress community and other open source initiatives that are a priority for Zivtech
  • Creating and updating documentation (both internal and publicly for our open source projects)
  • Assisting on internal development projects  

What We Require

  • 5+ years experience in CMS development, with a strong focus on WordPress
  • Experience building and maintaining custom WordPress Plugins`
  • A working knowledge of git
  • Comfortability working with Linux command line
  • Building websites using WordPress and other open source software
  • Being an expert problem solver and technical innovator, and an ability to identify, understand, and implement viable new technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills  

Strong favor for candidates who:

  • Have experience with other Open Source or Custom CMS’s, with a portfolio or profile to match
  • Contributed to open-source projects
  • Have experience with server-side JS development, like node.js
  • Have experience with object oriented programming
  • Have experience with agile workflows
  • Have experience with automated testing  

Candidates are encouraged to work from our modern office beside City Hall in central Philadelphia. Zivtech will accept remote / telecommuting employees from exceptional candidates If you're interested in joining our thriving, growing business and doing cutting-edge work, please submit your resume and cover letter here.


Diversity and Inclusion
“Ziv” comes from the Hebrew word for radiant, and at Zivtech we want everyone’s best, most realized versions of themselves to shine through. Diversity is strength: it breeds fresh ideas, nuanced solutions, and prevents groupthink and other social-cognitive biases.

Diversity is a cornerstone of Zivtech’s mission statement— not just because it’s important in fostering the happiness of our employees, —but because it’s good business.  In order to let everyone shine, we actively work as a committed group to make sure that no one’s voice is lost or ignored, no one’s experiences are discounted or assumed, and a constant conversation is ongoing about how we can improve and evolve as a team.  At  Zivtech you are seen, heard, and appreciated. We want you to feel comfortable enough to openly express what makes you you.

Zivtech is an equal opportunity employer. We offer equal opportunity to individuals of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, abilities, income, marital status, ages, philosophies, disabilities, and veteran status.


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