Atlantic Media Company: WordPress Senior Developer – Quartz

Posted by | May 21, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY


Atlantic Media is seeking an
experienced WordPress developer for Quartz (, a new global
business and finance digital property. You will work with other developers to
build a solid backend for WordPress and devise solutions for our unique set of
editorial and application needs. Our ideal fit should be able to creatively
work within the WP architecture to maintain core principles and upgradability.
You should be extremely proficient with PHP/MySQL, impeccable WordPress
experience, and expertise optimizing code for high traffic sites. In addition
you should be familiar with best practices of handling web applications
This role is a hands-on position
and you will be working closely with other developers on your team and
editorial. There is the opportunity to work on a large number of fun and
challenging problems as the site and team grow.
The position is based out of our
new Soho office in NYC.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Collaborate with sales, editorial, and marketing groups to
    define a technical strategy that will support and scale to meet the needs
    of the product vision across all platforms
  • Work with Project Manager to define new product
    specifications and pipeline prioritization
  • Ensure product development estimates are accurate and
    projects are delivered on time
  • Proactively keep abreast of innovative industry developments
  • Mentor junior development staff members
  • Work closely with team to ensure adherence to best practice
    coding standards and architectures
of Ideal Candidate:
  • Extensive experience writing WordPress CMS tools and
    plugins – creating custom post types, taxonomies, feeds
  • Expert level in PHP and MySQL development (configure db,
    page, object and component caching) within a WordPress architecture
  • Working on scaling projects with multiple developers on a
    single codebase
  • Managing version control systems (GIT preferred) code
    releases (merging, tagging, etc)
  • Proficiency at local environment development
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational
    skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Technical problem-solving skills, ability to succeed in a
    fast-moving high-demand environment, and a willingness to “roll up your
    sleeves” when necessary
  • Previous employment at early-stage companies, preferably
    digital media startups
  • Willingness to learn new skills, frameworks, and
    programming languages as necessary
  • Links to your work on GitHub or other public repos
  • StackOverflow profile
  • Links to websites or services where you’ve had a primary
    development role.
Core Attributes:
  • Atlantic Media recruits for two personal
    attributes in its candidates.  The first is force of intellect
    reflected in discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in
    exceptional academic performance. The second is a personal spirit of
    – a natural disposition towards service and selfless
  • Adaptable and willing to approach tasks with
    velocity and a high metabolism
Compensation: commensurate with experience, but
highly competitive
Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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