WordPress Back-End Developer @ Awana


Awana

WordPress Back-End Developer

Posted

2020-03-14 21:52

Description

At Awana, we believe true change happens in the communities when children and youth are transformed through Biblical discipleship and in the presence of a caring adult. We believe that kids can come to know, love and serve Jesus, following Him for a lifetime. This is why, for almost 70 years, Awana has been working with leaders in local churches in the US and around the world; providing solutions that equip these women and men to make disciples in children and youth.

Today, God is using Awana in currently reaching over 4 million kids in 122 countries around the world. With over 500,000 equipped leaders in 54,000 churches, Awana is able to play a vital role in global evangelism and discipleship of children and youth.

Summary

The WordPress Back-End Developer is responsible for technical development of assigned Awana applications in order to provide responsible stewardship and to champion their enhancement. This includes solutioning, hands-on development, code review, and other technical responsibilities pursuant to strongly supporting and building Awana applications.

TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT PORTFOLIO WITH APPLICATION/RESUME.

Responsibilities

  • Works with the Awana applications development team at a standard reflective of Awana’s heart for mission and customer satisfaction.
  • Writes detailed technical and functional specifications documentation for client deliverables.
  • Writes and develops code for development tasks and tickets on a regular basis
  • Conducts unit tests, code reviews, refactoring of current code. Works with the eCommerce team to assess and improve site performance and security.
  • Creates appropriate documentation when necessary.
  • Communicates with internal IT teams to resolve technical dependencies and integration points during implementation and troubleshooting.
  • Tracks and troubleshoots issues and other problems related to web properties, communicating where necessary with the appropriate staff to ensure that they are addressed in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Collaborates with project managers, stakeholders, and product owners to ensure the goals and deliverables of the site are met.
  • Discovers, masters and shares learnings on emerging technologies and techniques with the development team.
  • Actively responds to communications from customers and constituents.
  • Participates in team and departmental meetings, periodic reviews of other team members’ work, team brainstorming and annual individual goal setting process.
  • Supports, upholds and demonstrates the Awana cultural values in internal and external communications and relationships.
  • Performs other related duties as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 3-5 years experience working as a backend web developer on web properties.
  • 3+ years experience working on WordPress sites.
  • A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to write secure and performant code.

Competencies

  • Ability to plan and prioritize, manage and complete multiple workflow activities on time and within budget.
  • Ability to demonstrate superior customer service standards and practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the following:
    • WordPress
    • PHP
    • MySQL
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • Woocommerce administration/development
    • Continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines
    • Agile methodology and JIRA
    • Database performance troubleshooting and data architecture
    • Website security tools and best practices

Spiritual Life

Must be a born-again Christian. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Must be in agreement with the Awana Doctrinal Statement. Must be in fellowship with the body of Christ through a local church. Regularly engages in God’s Word as a guide and standard for living.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and spend a significant portion of the workday performing work using a computer screen and keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job also include close vision.

Application Info

https://www.awana.org/career/wordpress-back-end-developer/

City

Streamwood, IL, United States

Category

Software Development

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