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Technical Consultant - WordPress Product OwnerNew York, United States

Technical Consultant - WordPress Product Owner

New York | United States

The Technical Consultant/WordPress Product Owner is responsible for optimizing, developing and supporting the NewsCred WordPress offering. The WordPress Product Owner will be able to develop custom, often complex WordPress-based solutions along with general PHP framework-based solutions. This role is responsible for providing WordPress best practice recommendations to both customers and our internal product team. Aids in technical requirement gathering, web project planning, and general technical questions. Provides leadership in finding/developing new technologies and methods to advance the company's web offerings. Aids Software Engineers with system design and implementation. Performs maintenance and monitoring. Supports current client websites by providing technical support.

The WordPress Product Owner will also be responsible for developing websites based on parent themes to create functioning child themes. They will be responsible for incorporating client brand assets and requirements into websites using HTML, CSS, and PHP. They will also be responsible for monthly changes and tweaks to current live websites, which would include things like:

Testing/updating WP plugins
Implementing tracking scripts
Updating CSS
Implementing forms on site by integrating with client CRM systems/scripts
Creating logic to speak to custom fields
Troubleshooting publishing issues
Researching plugins to come up with unique solutions
Answering support tickets regarding WordPress related issues
Handling server side monitoring (no heavy configurations required)
WordPress Development of new and existing sites
Collaborate with client services and product teams to gather requirements, determine feasibility and timelines for custom development solutions.
Contributing to "scope of build" conversations and ability to estimate development timelines
Plugin Research and testing
Plugin updates
Spinning up staging environments
Server side monitoring

WordPress development experience is required (PHP, CSS, Javascript and HTML)
Familiarity with custom field mapping and XMLRPC protocol
Integrating sliced PSD files (usually already converted to HTML/CSS) into either WordPress or some other proven open source system (note: WordPress is our primary CMS platform); all of our builds are responsive
Ability to research and test WordPress Plugins
Familiarity with JSON, RSS, XML preferred.
Content migration experience a plus
Quick learner with excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
Ability to work in fast paced, fluid operating environment and a willingness to constantly learn.
CRM implementation knowledge a plus
Familiarity with AMP framework a plus
Agency background is a plus
Additional Information
What we can offer you!

Best in class compensation plans
Great benefits, including medical, vision and dental
Generous vacation policy
Huge variety of snacks and drinks, catered lunches and happy hours
Training and career development
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please, no third-party resumes for this role. Candidates submitted by agencies will not be reviewed.

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