Overview

Agora Financial, a Baltimore-based independent publisher, an Agora Company, is looking for a WordPress Developer

If you…

love to figure out complex problems and make solutions simple for everyone…

are the type of person who loves creating the perfect user experience…

can accept having “freedom” at work to do brand new projects that you were never taught in school…

Then there could be a spot on their growing development team for you.

Here’s the more “corporate” explanation of how it all works…

You will work closely with other developers to design and develop high performance, highly scalable, custom applications for the web.

You’ll support, extend and/or enhance existing codes, identify areas in the user experience that can be improved, and deliver solutions from start to finish.

You’ll have a strong desire to continue improving your skill sets and to stay on the cutting edge of UI/UX and front-end web development.

Responsibilities:
Work across multiple departments to support applications that support customer service, marketing, production and web teams.
Assist in defining UI/UX requirements for each development project.
Maintain/ design/develop front-end features for several custom WordPress sites.
Design and Develop personalized features for customers (personal watch list, personal account views, etc.).

Qualifications:
3+ years of web design and development experience.
A Strong portfolio illustrating familiarity with mobile first UI/UX best practices.
familiarity with vanilla JavaScript as well as modern JavaScript frameworks.
Strong familiarity with front-end frameworks like Zurb Foundation or similar.
Strong Familiarity with CSS and building for mobile first.
Strong Familiarity with modern Build and Automation tools (SASS, Gulp, Grunt).
Experience balancing short term vs. long term needs, business needs, and customer needs.
Experience working with a team of front-end and back-end developers and designers.
Active collaborator (willing to share ideas and teach/learn from others).

Preferred Skills
Familiarity with custom WordPress theming and plugin development.
Understanding of REST APIs (how to consume them).

Agora Financial offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to their employees, including:
Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
Employer-subsidized parking.
401(k) plan with employer matching.
Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
Fitness programs and discounts.
Casual dress code.
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided.

About Agora Financial
Agora Financial provides independent economic and alternative health ideas to help everyday folks live a more independent, healthy and wealthy life. They publish these ideas through print and online publications.

Agora Financial is all about “fat-tail” ideas.

Everyone on the team needs to be OK with continuous testing. Which means they also need to be OK with failing. At AF, failing = learning. And the minute you stop taking chances, shaking things up, and exploring new ideas is the minute you fall behind.

They believe in putting in the hard work, and pushing one another. They believe that personal growth and development of individuals is only a small piece of the pie. And that the real wins are higher quality products for subscribers, and success for the team at large.

About Agora Financial

Agora Financial provides independent economic and alternative health ideas to help everyday folks live a more independent, healthy and wealthy life. They publish these ideas through print and online publications.

Agora Financial is all about "fat-tail" ideas.

Everyone on the team needs to be OK with continuous testing. Which means they also need to be OK with failing. At AF, failing = learning. And the minute you stop taking chances, shaking things up, and exploring new ideas is the minute you fall behind.

They believe in putting in the hard work, and pushing one another. They believe that personal growth and development of individuals is only a small piece of the pie. And that the real wins are higher quality products for subscribers, and success for the team at large.