Frontend Wordpress Software Engineer

New York, NY
Ladders is the leader in $100K+ careers.  We are a fast-paced, high-growth company, with lots of opportunities to build your career.  Our mission is to "lead the leaders", and we do that for our 10 million members every day with news, tools, information, and listings for the professional market.

We are actively hiring in engineering, product, sales, and operations.  We were the #1 fastest-growing career site in the USA in 2017, and had our best sales quarter ever in Q1.   If you're looking for a place with great colleagues, a great mission, and a great view of New York Harbor, apply below!

We lead the leaders. Ladders' community of 10 mm leading professionals come to us to be inspired, grow in their careers, and get ahead in their professional lives. We focus on the $100K+ job market, representing 25% of all jobs and about 50% of income in the US & Canada. We build data-driven tools, marketplaces, news and entertainment products for our growing audience, and the companies, recruiters, and advertisers that want to reach them.

We work best with people who enjoy using their talents, commitment and hard work to achieve great successes for millions of real life users through products that impact their actual lives. We are deeply technology-driven -- about half the company are engineers, technical product people or product designers -- but we never build technology for technology's sake. We're always trying to connect our efforts to the good it can do it people's lives.

We are seeking a Front End Wordpress Software Engineer. We have an engineering-team-driven organization where teams are made up of very smart and talented software engineers, plus marketing, product, design/UX, and data science professionals. You'll work within a small, agile team of smart people while solving problems from beginning to end -- from product conceptualizations to engineering implementations.

Responsibilities of the Front End Wordpress Engineer:
Update and maintain Wordpress installation that gets millions of visitors
Build our next generation member site in ReactJS
Perform regular maintenance and updates on existing websites
Conduct cross-browser and cross-platform testing and debugging
Work collaboratively with design & development teams on a daily basis
Create and updateinternal documentation
Update websites to adhere to style guidelines provided by the design team
Write unit tests for automated regression testing

Basic Qualifications of the Front End Wordpress Engineer:
1-5years of experience with Wordpress
1-5years of experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (React preferred)
1-5years of and creating web apps that are consistent across all major browsers
A general understanding of SEO and what factors affect search rankings
Experience with building highly optimized responsive or mobile websites
Ability to code detailed, functional pages from mock-ups in collaboration with web designers
Experience with Git and GitHub

Preferred Qualifications (Nice to have, but not required):
On the edge of front-end technology and methodology (CSS3, media queries, mobile-first design, progressive enhancement, web standards, best practices and writing clean, semantic code etc)
Experience in writing unit tests in Selenium, Jest or similar automated testing platforms

We've been helping professionals, employers, and recruiters thrive since 2003 and are based on the 51st floor of New York's largest office building, with gorgeous views of New York Harbor and World Trade Center.