WordPress Developer Job at Nelson Schmidt Inc., Milwaukee, WI

  • Nelson Schmidt Inc.
  • Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description



We Deliver Customers.® Nelson Schmidt Inc. is an independent full-service marketing agency located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As one of the Top 200 Marketing Agencies of 2020 according to Chief Marketer, Nelson Schmidt serves U.S. and international clients within select considered purchase industries. Nelson Schmidt is a member of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, ANA and PRSA. For more information visit 


You’re an experienced and passionate full-stack developer, with a primary focus on WordPress. In addition to mastering HTML and CSS, you also know how to: program a browser using JavaScript, jQuery and Angular. You can also program a server using PHP, ASP.NET, Visual C# and Python. You have an eye for detail, turning others designs into aesthetically pleasing, user-centric web experiences. Your code is always clean, light and well-documented. You’re a natural collaborator, working closely with designers and other developers to create highly effective and impactful digital work. And you keep up with the latest trends, best practices and technology and help those around you to learn them too. You’re also passionate about other development platforms, both CMS and marketing automation. Most importantly, you have a drive to create mindful, beautiful, and results-generating experiences on every project.


Experienced WordPress developer:

  • Create highly functional and attractive user-centric websites for a wide range of clients using WordPress as the primary CMS.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of WordPress, including popular commercial themes and plugins, as the CMS continues to expand and evolve.
  • Exhibit a deep passion for WordPress development, continuously advancing the agency and its clients to use the CMS in the most effective and modern ways.
  • Establish and guide website architecture within the WordPress environment to create attractive, user-friendly websites that successfully represent approved designs and prototypes.

Skilled front-end developer:

  • Demonstrate expertise in front-end technologies, including CSS3, JavaScript, HTML5, and jQuery.
  • Showcase knowledge of both commercial and custom theme development, creating websites that are highly efficient to build, update and maintain.
  • Create custom post types and Advanced Custom Fields.
  • Display competency and comfort working frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation.
  • Deploy Unit/Integration Testing and TDD for more efficiency in the development process.
  • Thoroughly understand and utilize responsive programming to ensure websites display correctly on all devices.
  • Reproduce static working website designs faithfully to working code.

Proficient back-end developer:

  • Integrate WordPress websites with all necessary third-party platforms and their own unique APIs (WP REST API is preferred.)
  • Write custom widgets, plug-ins and strategies to load dynamic content into WordPress websites.
  • Utilize code versioning tools, including Git, Mercurial and SVN.
  • Maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferrable code.
  • Display experience in Pantheon and AWS.

Capable site access creator:

  • Create easy-to-use environments for clients, agency personnel or others to enter or update content, either manually or dynamically.
  • Ensure code is secure by developing permission-based systems that only allow outside access to necessary components that require regular updates.
  • Develop the necessary training programs for clients, agency personnel or others to learn how to enter or update content on their own.

Effective troubleshooter:

  • Work with debugging tools like Chrome DevTools and others to quickly diagnose and address problems.
  • Display expertise in troubleshooting and resolving website problems.
  • Maintain a schedule of regular proactive updates to ensure websites continue working without falling victim to easily preventable issues.

Passionate professional:

  • Stay on top of trends and technologies and work them appropriately into projects, ensuring the agency is always working in modern digital environment.
  • Share knowledge and host training sessions within the agency and with clients to help everyone remain at the forefront of digital.

Cross-functional collaborator:

  • Collaborate closely with fellow creative team members, especially designers and art directors who work on the design stages of a website.
  • Seamlessly integrate with outside digital development partners when project scope requires additional resources.
  • Work efficiently and effectively with all agency teams to ensure the development side of website projects meets the overarching goals of the client.

Efficient process supporter:

  • Understand and work within agile project management systems to deliver projects with the most effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Display a willingness and ability to be flexible in project management protocols when a project cannot fully deploy within agile methodologies and must incorporate waterfall techniques.
  • Work with the digital creative director to continuously evolve and perfect the agency’s digital process.

Knowledgeable beyond WordPress:

  • Have experience, working knowledge and/or a willingness to learn CMS beyond WordPress (both open source and .NET), including but not limited to Shopify, Umbraco, Kentico, SiteCore, Drupal, etc.
  • Display a willingness to learn and become certified in the marketing automation platforms our clients use.
  • Develop emails, e-newsletters and landing pages within HubSpot and/or other marketing automation platforms.
  • Develop workflows and automation functionality within Hubspot and/or other marketing automation platforms.


  • 5-8 years digital development experience in an agency, corporate or other related environment.
  • WordPress experience mandatory.
  • Hubspot experience mandatory.
  • Experience in other CMS and marketing automation platforms preferred.


  • Four-year university or two-year technical degree in computer programming, computer science or related area of study preferred, but proven experience and talent trump education.
  • Portfolio with stunning digital development work required.


Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(K) plans, paid vacation including Christmas to New Year’s off. Free downtown parking. Free coffee and food at our agency-owned café. Flexible combination of in-office/remote work schedule.

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