Senior Wordpress Developer - AKOS
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Senior WordPress Developer

The Position

AKOS is seeking a Senior Wordpress & PHP developer to join our development team. As a part of our team, you will help develop custom solutions and provide technical consultation to our design, business development and project management teams. We offer a fun and casual environment, while also demand high quality code within client deadlines.

Things You Will Own (Responsibilities)

  • Receive & review comps from project managers.
  • Prepare assets from design files (usually Sketch/XD/Figma).
  • Set up and execute development in a local environment.
  • Use our base starter theme, version control, and staging server for project consistency and continuity
  • Build the project following the provided design comps, pushing database changes to staging and code to version control regularly.
  • Coordinate with the project manager to implement changes as needed.
  • Deploy the completed site to the production server, maintaining the integrity of the code base as required, over time.

Things You Must Have (Requirements):

  • Minimum 5 years experience with custom development in WordPress
  • Ability to create themes from scratch using a base (e.g., Underscores, Tonik, Joints, Bones)
  • Expertise in using version control systems like Github, Gitlab, or Bitbucket
  • Ability to create custom plugins
  • Create custom post types and taxonomies without a plugin
  • Ability to create meta boxes without Advanced Custom Fields
  • Strong knowledge of WP actions, hooks, and filters
  • Experience with WordPress Cron scheduling
  • Gutenberg block editor, Elementor, Beaver Builder customization experience a plus
  • REST API knowledge a huge plus
  • Experience with custom development in other popular CMS platforms, such as Drupal, Craft, Contentful a plus
  • Familiarity with Bootstrap, Foundation, UI Kit, Tailwindcss or similar framework.
  • Familiarity with PHPStorm, npm/yarn, Webpack, WP-CLI and similar tools
  • Knowledge of accessibility best practices
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • We use Advanced Custom Fields & Gravity Forms on nearly every project, so familiarity with those is a plus.


  • 10 or more custom WordPress website builds or 5-10 years experience in the development field.
  • Agency experience is a plus.
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