Overview

The Senior WordPress Developer, CE Digital Marketing Channel IT is responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins across multiple WordPress VIP multi-sites. The candidate should have extensive experience with a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript), strong content management skills, and a good eye for aesthetics. A strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems is desired, as well as the ability to identify opportunities to improve services, contribute ideas to coding best practices and new technologies, and liaison between business and technical teams.

 

Responsibilities

Development/Deployment of enterprise-level WordPress plugins and themes
Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects
Converting project requirements into proposals for implementation (estimating time/resources, planning tasks/timeline, etc)
Platform/multisite maintenance and optimization
Code Reviews and Feedback
Mentor junior developers and lead community of practitioners/developers
Work planning and issue management
Local Development Environment Setup/Configuration
Documentation and Coding Standards
Theme and Plugin Security
Comfortable wearing many hats and willing to work on all parts of the stack

Education

Bachelor Degree preferred
Qualifications

5+ plus years of working experience in Web Development
3+ years of working experience in WordPress development (multisite, configuration, parent/child themes, plugins, Gutenberg)
Expert at writing PHP (object-oriented, dependency injection, etc)
Experienced with WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)/Block-Based theme development
Solid understanding of and commitment to web standards, including web accessibility standards (WCAG)
Familiar with important WordPress security concepts
Familiarity with package managers for PHP (Composer) and JS (NPM/Yarn)
Familiarity with PSR specifications
Previous working experience with Code versioning and code review
Previous working experience with Docker, Git, and dependency management via Composer
Optimizing sites for performance
Interacting with REST API/ GraphQL
Manage and sustain multiple projects at once while working cross-functionally across business and IT teams

About Merck Pharma

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

 

Responsibilities

Development/Deployment of enterprise-level WordPress plugins and themes
Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects
Converting project requirements into proposals for implementation (estimating time/resources, planning tasks/timeline, etc)
Platform/multisite maintenance and optimization
Code Reviews and Feedback
Mentor junior developers and lead community of practitioners/developers
Work planning and issue management
Local Development Environment Setup/Configuration
Documentation and Coding Standards
Theme and Plugin Security
Comfortable wearing many hats and willing to work on all parts of the stack