PHP / Wordpress Developer

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PHP / Wordpress Developer

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Tyne and Wear
30,000 GBP
Date Posted:
Aug 10, 2015 Apply Now

Sumo is a successful creative business based in central Newcastle. We are looking for a PHP Developer who knows Wordpress inside out to help us make beautiful, functional websites for our clients.

Our company has been creating strong brands, exciting marketing campaigns and lots of other creative things for more than fifteen years but in recent years we’ve outsourced all things technical.

This appointment is the first step in developing a new inhouse development team. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced developer to put his stamp on a role and shape our companies approach to the web.

Sumo is an exciting creative company, we try and all bring humour and enthusiasm to the studio and when that isn’t possible we settle for sarcasm and caffeine.

Skills and Attributes:
You'll be enthusiastic with a positive attitude; dedication and willingness to work hard, sometimes under high production pressure.

Minimum 2 years experience of PHP programming, MySQL, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Experience of PHP 5 and OOP beneficial.

Extensive knowledge and experience of building WordPress CMS websites
using the best practice & de-facto standard plugins.

Experience working with WordPress at a PHP code level:
   - Knowledge of existing inbuilt WordPress functions
   - Creation of custom post types
   - Creation of plugins/widgets written to conform with the WordPress
     coding standards
   - Creation of clean, logical, well-documented and re-usable code
   - Theme/Template integration
   - Knowledge of WordPress Network (Multisite) beneficial
   - Knowledge and experience of web accessibility

Good understanding of cross-platform and cross-browser issues

Use of jQuery / AJAX / Prototype / an advantage

Please send a covering letter and CV to jim (at) to apply.

Deadline August 28th 2015