New Position: Senior Front-End Web Developer (WordPress)

Thursday, 18 March 2021  |  Posted in: Jobs  |  3min read

The Digital Embassy is seeking a self-motivating, Senior Front-End Web Developer (WordPress) to support our website development activities for our Adelaide-based agency.


The Role

As a senior member of the development team, you will be accountable for providing web development solutions and outcomes for our agency. This includes delivering company and client projects and product initiatives, support functions, process improvement, and compliance as required.

The person we are looking for will have a minimum of 5 years of industry experience. They will need to demonstrate an exceptional level of competency in front-end development and styling best practices to successfully deliver projects including websites, web applications and mobile apps.

The role requires a high level of experience with PHP, Linux and MySQL. Advanced experience in WordPress is essential, in particular knowledge of WordPress internals and building custom plugins and themes from scratch. Development experience in other platforms such as Kentico Xperience (DXP) and frameworks such as Symfony and Laravel would be highly valued.

While not mandatory, previous local digital agency experience will be looked upon favourably.


Key Responsibilities

As Senior Front-End Web Developer you will be responsible for:

  • Front-end development of projects across a range of industries and technologies
  • Custom PHP and MySQL coding
  • Building custom plugins and themes from scratch
  • Providing ideas and technical approaches for front-end development
  • Designing and working from wireframes and contributing to the overall solution based on client requirements
  • Building templates and prototypes using HTML
  • Styling websites using CSS and SASS to work responsively across devices
  • Writing JavaScript to interact asynchronously with APIs
  • Adding interactive functions to websites by writing custom JavaScript modules
  • Browser testing and QA
  • Identifying opportunities and risks
  • Agency product design and development
  • Assisting with the scoping and development of project estimates and quotes
  • Mentoring other members of the development team as required

We use the following technologies 

  • WordPress & Kentico
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Prometheus and Grafana
  • JIRA and Confluence
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • SharePoint
  • Hyper-V
  • Gitlab

Bonus Skills of Applicant (Desirable but not essential) 

  • Kentico Xperience (DXP) certification and experience
  • Net coding experience
  • AWS & Microsoft Certifications
  • Native, Hybrid & Web App development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Client facing experience


If this sounds like a good fit we’d love to hear from you!

Our workplace resides within an architectural studio office on Leigh Street in the heart of Adelaide with:

  • Coffee machines
  • Open plan office environment with sitting/standing desks
  • High-speed Gigabit internet
  • Office amenities such as a shower if you ride into work
  • Easy access to public transport
  • Great food, bars, and cafes downstairs
  • Collaborative and highly skilled team



Annual Salary package offered will be relative to experience.

If this description sounds like you, please upload your resume and cover letter to The Digital Embassy™’s Careers page.

Ready to talk about your requirements?

Phone us on 1300 375 368 for an obligation-free chat with a digital specialist about how we can help to scale up your business online.

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