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Front End Developer

As a Front-End Developer, you will work with the design and project management team to develop custom WordPress themes and provide clean coding solutions to complex WordPress functionality requests on existing client websites. To succeed in this role, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and be able to manage working with a team on multiple website projects concurrently. The right candidate is hungry for growth and learning, understands the importance of user experience, and knows how to balance functionality with design. Strong coding skills and high attention to detail are critical to maintain efficiency without sacrificing quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Code custom .psd designs into fully responsive and lightweight WordPress themes
  • Develop partial theme customization on projects with parallel development efforts
  • Customize WordPress functions, custom fields and write unique plugins for client specific applications
  • Work closely with Senior Webmasters on existing client websites and development of HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Wordpress-based templates
  • Generate expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary solutions and bring new ideas to the team
  • Develop and customize eCommerce frameworks, multi-site deployments and advanced third-party integrations to provide comprehensive solutions

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in computer science, or similar field
  • 2+ years experience in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript, accessibility, platform compatibility, and all other areas of front-end development
  • 2+ years experience in developing for WordPress or other CMS platforms
  • Experience and/or technical knowledge of website development, APIs and content delivery
  • Thorough understanding of responsive design principles for mobile development
  • Ability to balance projects and manage time efficiently
  • Strong communication skills to allow for efficient team collaboration 

Good candidates have the ability to think outside the box and be very analytical when providing strategic, yet creative solutions to solve client problems. We’re looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is hungry to learn, take on projects, and bring something new to our company culture.

This position will work closely with the designers, project managers and webmasters to present a significant opportunity for growth. You must be able to use data to make intelligent marketing decisions, and enjoy learning the overall SEO, conversion and business impacts of your coded solutions!

Benefits of Working for Blue Corona

We work hard, but we maintain a fun and family-like environment filled with social events, birthday celebrations, and free lunch EVERY Friday. Not only do we offer health, vision and dental insurance packages, our benefits include: 401(k) matching, a subsidized gym membership, HSA contribution, and generous holiday schedules and paid vacation time. We also love company swag (who doesn’t?). Our latest order consisted of Patagonia fleece jackets, Swell bottles, and Yeti tumblers. Don't you want to join our team before the next batch is ordered?

About Blue Corona

Founded in 2008, Blue Corona is a data-driven online marketing company that helps businesses accurately measure and track their advertising efforts to generate more leads and sales from the web. For each client, Blue Corona implements inbound internet marketing strategies such as pay per click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), online lead generation, ad tracking, conversion rate optimization, and website redesigns. Blue Corona was ranked on the 2012 Inc. 500 list and has placed on the Inc. 500|5000 every year since (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). The company has offices in both Gaithersburg, MD and Charlotte, NC.

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