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Full Stack Developer
Ref No.: 17-06859
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 07/27/2017
Location: NYC
Duration: Permanent
Salary: DOE
Start Date: ASAP

  • Takes ownership of Wordpress theme, ensuring that standards and practices are followed as closely as possible.
  • Takes ownership of styles and behaviors of the website, and thoroughly documenting them. Primarily using jQuery and SCSS.
  • Configuration and execution of automated UX tests.
  • Writes requirements and scope of projects, subject to review. Provides feedback on assigned tasks that require clarification. Demands clarity from requestor.
  • Estimates time to develop requested features and changes.
  • Designs, develops, and implements solutions to meet business and technical challenges with limited guidance.
  • Effectively communicates and works with system users and peers.
  • Leads development projects as assigned. Follows in development projects as assigned.
  • Mentors peers on system and software expertise; provides technical presentations and training on areas of expertise.
  • Assists with interviews of potential newcomers to the AKC development team.
  • Maintains existing and develops new application components.
  • Tests and debugs new application objects.
  • Adheres to language and AKC standards. Collaborates in developing new language and standards where needed.
  • Participates in all aspects of product development, using agile development methodologies.
  • Participates in implementation and upgrade projects.
Qualifications/Required Background: 
Bachelor's (4-year) degree:  Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or an equivalent Engineering Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of development experience with major CMS(s), preferably Wordpress and/or Drupal. Expression Engine a plus, but not necessary.
  • Experience with large-scale websites including load balancing and caching systems (ex. Varnish, Redis, memcached).
  • Skilled with all aspects of Wordpress, optimization and configuration, and an eager willingness to learn.
  • Extensive experience with Apache, Linux, and MySQL.
  • Experience with some form of continuous integration.
  • The ability to write your own SQL queries manually, and read and understand queries written by others.
  • Knowledgeable about other technologies and reliable integration solutions to suggest. You are able to speak confidently about cross-platform integration with Wordpress.
  • Avid contributor to the community in the form of contributed code to the Wordpress Core or Contrib Plug Ins - Gold Itself.
  • You deeply care for creating great User Experiences, Fast Websites, Web Accessibility
C.Specialized Knowledge & skills
  • Skills: PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JS. Understand how to write clean and modular code even with your version of CSS (Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS)
  • Mobile-first development, with comfort in progressive-enhancement in larger, more-capable devices.
  • Diagnose problems at any level (Client, HTTP/Network, Server, Database, OS). You will be asked to describe your approach to resolving various issues.
  • Comfortable with cli git, curl, grep (or ack), tail, vim, scp and general file/disk management tasks.
  • UML, object-oriented design, and component architectures are good things to know.
  • Experience with any of these testing tools: xDebug, xhProf, PHPUnit, BeHat.
  • Comfort in any of these database systems: MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL, Oracle
  • GitHub, Grant / Gulp
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or other secure cloud services platforms

If qualified and interested please send your most up to date resume in word format to

Looking forward to speaking,