Lead PHP/WordPress Developer / Designer
Basho Technologies, Inc. - Cambridge, MA

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Job Summary:
Basho is looking for a lead PHP/WordPress developer with design ability to lead Basho's web presence, primarily http://basho.com but including event sites like ricon2012.com and other properties, with the secondary responsibility of creating collateral, ad design, and print creative potentially ranging from product brochures to billboards. The position requires strong skills and experience with WordPress, PHP, and MySQL as well as proficiency with modern markup syntax, JavaScript, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

The position will report to the director of product management/marketing and involves close teamwork with the entire marketing team, plus cross-company collaboration with engineering and other departments. We are looking for a technical leader and creative collaborator to significantly expand Basho's web presence, grow our branding, make our web properties beautiful and useful, and develop and execute creative projects.
The lead PHP/WordPress developer/designer position will be critical to developing and executing Basho's web strategy, with specific goals including:
Transitioning to a CMS-based system to allow more agile content development
Building and maintaining the website using modern tools and coding techniques (custom functionality/plugin development in PHP, Git versioning, CSS preprocessing, responsive design, clean, safe, readable JavaScript, etc...)
Increasing site usability
Revamping the look, feel and information architecture of the site to achieve business goals
Improve lead conversion and develop creative lead generation campaigns
Develop creative ways to communicate product architecture and explain technical products
Promote Basho's open source community and customer success
Use available analytics tools and metrics to drive data-based decisions about website design
Monitor and improve web-focused business metrics including lead generation and conversion

5+ years’ experience in custom PHP/WordPress development, including strong visual design experience
Technical proficiencies: WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, JavaScript (including jQuery and Ajax), Git Photoshop, Illustrator

Strong focus on usability and information design
Very detail oriented while remaining strategy-focused
Strong communication skills - Basho's distributed team requires superb communication about expectations, timelines, projects and more
Desire to develop new and creative ways to communicate about Basho, its products and its community
Sass, LESS, or Stylus experience a plus

BA or equivalent work experience