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The Government Information Center is part of the Delaware Department of State, and state employment positions, when available, will be posted on the Delaware State Jobs website.

Front End / WordPress Developer

The Government Information Center is looking for a Web Developer to build responsive websites and applications. The role is responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function according to client specifications. This position will work across departments to develop HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and custom WordPress themes designed by our client’s Creative Team. This position will work in a team-based environment, working closely with our client’s Creative Team, and will report to the Director of Web Development.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 to 8 years of experience is desired.

Successful candidate will be able to manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. This position is primarily based in Dover, Delaware but some travel to New Castle County is expected.

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of UI and UX and the differences between the two, cross-browser compatibility, accessibility standards, general web functions and best practices.
  • Must be able to take a high fidelity web design mockup from a PSD or Adobe XD file and translate it into usable code.
  • Design and implement websites from initial concept, site architecture, and user interface to finished deliverable.
  • Experience WordPress development including theme and individual template development, plugin tweaks, new feature development.
  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, XML, and API’s.
  • The position requires constant communication with the internal GIC team.
  • Candidate must also be able to work independently, as well as part of a team to establish project deliverables.
  • Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to websites and applications.
  • An ideal candidate will also have a passion for connecting citizens and communities to the programs and services they need.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of HTML 5 experience with cross-browser design and implementations, proficient crafting pages, knowledge of W3C standards.
  • 5+ years of CSS3 experience building libraries using transitions and media queries. Knowledge of preprocessors LESS and SASS.
  • 4+ years of JavaScript, DOM, jQuery framework experience with extensive knowledge of element selection, property inspection, integrating open source jQuery UI widgets. Knowledge of React.js, Angular.js is plus.
  • 3+ years of WordPress related experience building custom themes, templates, functions and plugins.
  • 2+ years of PHP programming experience, object-oriented programming, database driven applications, consuming API’s on LAMP environment.
  • 4+ years of extensive experience with Bootstrap framework and Font Awesome (or similar) libraries.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or knowledge as a user experience (UX) designer is a plus.
  • Understanding of cross-browser testing tools or platforms.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Search Console is a plus.
  • Experience using team collaboration platforms like Wrike, Trello or similar platforms.
  • Experience with CSS Grid.
  • Experience developing website with accessibility best practices and standards.


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