Reports to Eric Devlin, Senior Developer
RPM is a dynamic, full-service ad agency with a bold vision for the live entertainment space. Our team aims to create a trust-filled partnership with clients, focusing on transparency, streamlined workflow, and the integration of strategy, media, and creative that captures the imagination. We are looking to expand our team with people who share this passion. Clients include the Broadway shows Hamilton, Chicago, Waitress, Moulin Rouge!, Network, Burn This, Rodgers and Hammerstein’sOklahoma!, The Cher Show, plus Second Stage Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Big Apple Circus, Blue Man Group, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and Cirque du Soleil.
The Web Developer supports the Client Teams in producing all web deliverables and other technical requests. This includes emails, splash pages, full websites, designing wireframes, some help with analytics, etc. In addition, the Web Developer will be a liaison between design and development, and assist in the planning and execution of maintenance systems.
- Function as go-between for design and development, clarifying and designing responsive wireframes
- Create basic templates, partials, and simple WordPress functions
- Slice and build emails from a PSD/JPG/PNG, etc.
- Code emails from scratch for MailChimp delivery
- Advise on UX best practices to improve and simplify website development
- Support with creative web design tasks as needed
- Help add functions/update existing sites and build new ones
- 3+ years of experience with WordPress development
- Proficient in all aspects of WordPress
- Familiarity with MailChimp
- Familiarity with establishing DNS settings from purchasing domains to pointing, etc.
- Basic Adobe Suite Design skills (optimizing images for web, fix things, etc.)
- Can set up and operate with Google Analytics, search console, tag manager
- Can set up new G-suite email accounts with new domains
- Bonus if you have experience with Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress
- Bonus if you have backend coding ability
- Must have the ability to work with GitHub confidently
- Familiar with Accessibility, Performance, SEO, and general best practices
- General browser compatibility — the last two versions of all browsers including IE11
- General server/site security for static and WP sites
- Familiar with WordPress engine hosting platform
- Familiar with Monday or other project management systems
- Familiar with Webflow designing and exporting
- Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Web Developer in the subject line. Any email submitted without the proper subject line and materials will not be considered.
YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT THE OFFICE:
After catching up on some emails and Slacks, you have a quick meeting with your manager to review all the next steps on current and upcoming team projects. In this meeting, we go through our list and define what needs to get done today and the next couple of days. We share any new, important details, discuss shifting priorities, come up with strategies, review workload, etc. You check Monday and see that some website cast updates and an email are assigned to you by a Client Manager. You quickly get those done before diving into laying out a template for an upcoming site in Webflow to Slack that to another Client Manager in preparation for tomorrow’s deliverables meeting before heading out to lunch. After lunch, some changes to that email from this morning need to be recoded and a test sent. Another Client Manager pops by your desk with a quick question as you head to a creative meeting to review client feedback on key art development. After that, you dive back into some code, this time adding a feature to a splash page that’s in transition to a full site. Before you head out for the day, you have a quick status check-in with your manager.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
A successful Web Developer at RPM will instill confidence with fellow team members that they have complete ownership and understanding of all the details associated with their projects, and that team members will find this person quick on their feet, solution-oriented, and enjoyable to work with. The Web Developer will also be able to relay/translate the needs and requirements of web projects to the rest of the team in an engaging and easy-to-understand way. This position will require speed, energy, and patience in a fast-moving environment. The successful Web Developer will thrive by taking the time to ensure i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed and, at the same time, move deftly to keep projects moving forward.