Lead WordPress Developer

San Diego, CA

Classy is hiring a Lead WordPress Developer to support our marketing team. This position will be responsible for self-managing all marketing web development needs–– building out new landing pages and web apps for integrated campaigns, implementing technical SEO updates, maintaining Classy.org web properties, and working with internal stakeholders across the SRE and QA teams to ensure quality control across all marketing web launches. 

What you’ll accomplish:

  • Build and maintain all Classy web properties, including all classy.org web pages, Classy blog, and all microsites
  • Developing the most performant webpages in our industry that consistently load in less than 2.5 seconds
  • Build out new web pages and web apps to support marketing campaigns 
  • Bug fixes and feature additions
  • Maintaining and scaling web applications
  • Heavy focus on data-driven decision making; monitor and track key web performance vitals following all dev launches or site updates 
  • Communicate with stakeholders across various teams–– manage requests from marketing stakeholders and provide key timelines, keep the SRE and QA teams aware of all upcoming releases, and manage outside resources when needed 
  • Help manage the team’s web development budget, project strategies and timelines
  • Assist with annual planning, code reviews, testing, documentation, work with designers, developers and devops engineers to meet deadlines
  • Roadmapping and logistics for future quarters; escalating when external support (contractors) are needed to hit project deadlines 
  • Guiding the team through the development lifecycle and setting expectations for needs and deliverables
  • Responsible for all tracking, optimization, testing technologies implemented on the site
  • Familiar with technical SEO best practices; this role will work closely with Classy’s Lead Technical SEO Manager 

Classy’s tools being used:

  • Wordpress hosted on WP Engine
  • GitHub - Version Control
  • RESTful and Graphql APIs
  • Linter - ESLint
  • Bundler - Webpack
  • Tracking and testing tools - Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Google Optimize 

What you bring (Required):

  • 5 years of professional experience building and managing WordPress sites
  • Modern Web Languages - HTML, CSS/SCSS, Javascript/ES6+
  • Strong sense of self-direction and understanding of project management
  • Highly motivated with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with/managing 3rd party resources or contractors providing direction and guidance to ensure quality deliverables 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to handle the demands of a rapidly growing and changing workplace

What would be awesome to have (Preferred):

  • Experience with server-side rendering
  • Nginx
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Libraries and Plugins - Vue-router, Vuex, Axios
  • RESTful APIs
  • API Consumption/Middleware - Express.js

Our amazing perks!

  • Unlimited/flexible paid time off (PTO)
  • Generous company holiday schedule
  • 10 company half-days annually
  • 20 hours of paid volunteer time off/impact hours
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, available day one
  • Generous employer contribution towards Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 401(k) plan and 3% employer match 
  • Generous parental leave benefits
  • Paid sabbatical leave for every 4 years at Classy
  • Access to virtual wellbeing apps like Headspace and Ginger
  • Variety of employee discounts (including gym membership and bar/restaurant discounts)
  • Professional development and learning stipends 
  • Work from home stipend while working remote due to COVID-19
  • Downtown office with views of Petco Park and the ocean (and dog friendly!)
  • Monthly parking pass, public transit pass or rideshare allowance when commuting to the office

About Classy 

Classy is a B Corp Certified social enterprise that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their impact through a suite of world-class, online fundraising tools to accelerate social impact around the world. Based in San Diego, CA and trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, nonprofits use Classy’s platform to raise money, engage their communities, and advance their missions. Since 2011, Classy has powered tens of millions of donations from over 190 countries and raised over $2 billion for social good. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter @Classy. 

Dedication to Diversity 

Classy is working toward building a more diverse and inclusive environment that is representative of individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves in a space that enables productivity and meaningful work.

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