WordPress Developer


Development and maintenance activities on several highly visible websites, while working as part of an Agile/Scum product team.

At Ameritas, our mission is Fulfilling Life. We do that in many ways, but especially by helping people invest in themselves by offering trusted financial products and advice. Because we believe everyone should be happy, healthy, and financially secure, we work hard to provide trusted financial products and valued guidance, including individual life and disability insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, investments, and wealth management services.

Drive the business through development and integration that ensures business system applications deliver measurable value. Provide support for specialized and ad hoc requests for research, technical information and customized or one-off solutions. Deliver to a future view of technical solutions and business process, managed by a delivery plan integrated with other IT and business areas, as well as to a roadmap that makes progress toward a future state.

What you will do

* Utilize knowledge of surrounding information systems and application architecture standards to develop solutions using a disciplined development process.
* Support major projects that span a broad range of applications.
* Plan and schedule the installation and deployment of new plugins, WordPress upgrades, and fixes to environments, in addition to security fixes within systems to ensure production readiness.
* “On call” application support will be required with hours determined by business partners. Includes joining bridge calls to help diagnose and solve problems within supported applications.
* Participate in monthly patches including confirming application functionally upon patch completion, and automation of testing.
* Develop, execute, and document test plans.
* Monitor health of applications including evaluation of log files, establishing baselines including use of predictive analytics to find data irregularities/trends, and predict future issues and/or needs.
* Performance testing, caching and optimize application code to meet standards: ADA, Core Web Vitals, Page Speed
* Must be willing to quickly and independently learn new technologies.
* Evaluate new plugins and tools, researching best practices and recommending solutions.
* Integrate solutions with other applications and platforms.
* Ensures all applications are documented according to standards.
* Assists in defining development guidelines and standards.

What you bring

* 2-4 years of demonstrated on-the-job programming experience required
* 1-2 years of WordPress development experience required
* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
* Knowledge and experience desired in the following technical skills/areas:

* WordPress and plugins
* Divi (visual theme/page builders)
* HTML 5
* CSS 3
* JavaScript
* SOAP/RESTful Web Services
* SQL (MariaDB)
* Docker
* Linux
* PowerShell/Bash scripting
* Jenkins
* Git (BitBucket)
* Jira
* Confluence
* Elastic & Kibana
* Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What we offer

* Our company motto is "Fulfilling Life" and we take that job seriously, with a heavy commitment to volunteering and community support, employee well-being, and providing quality products and services that help our customers create a brighter future.
* Being a mutual-based organization, the return on our investment goes back into the company, to benefit our members/customers.
* We're committed to professional development, opportunity, inclusion, and diversity. Team building and collaboration are also priorities.
* A total rewards package with all the comprehensive health and welfare benefits you'd expect, including competitive pay and incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and time off to care for yourself and others.
* Additional popular benefits, including tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment, an incentivized well-being program, adoption assistance, paid time off for volunteering, training, and career development opportunities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Ameritas has a reputation as a company that cares, and because everyone should feel safe bringing their authentic, whole self to work, we're committed to an inclusive culture and diverse workplace, enriched by our individual differences. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that hires based on qualifications, positive attitude, and exemplary work ethic, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID: 8945

Posted 18 days ago

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