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Economic Policy Institute
17 days ago

Web Developer

Washington, DC
Remote available
60k - 100k
Wordpress development
Server management

Economic Policy Institute
Nonprofit think tank presenting data and research on how economic policy affects working people

Development team 
We use source control.
We can make a build in one step.
We use an issue tracker.
We have an up-to-date schedule.
The whole team understands product requirements and decisions.
Programmers have quiet working conditions.
We use the best tools money can buy.
Candidates write code during the interview.
We do hallway usability testing.
We build our code at least daily.
We fix bugs before writing new code.
We write unit tests for our own code.

We have a small online team consisting of the Online/Creative Director, graphic designer, and assistant. You will be the lead developer for our organization; the Online/Creative Director also writes code and is responsible for the current codebase. We're looking for our new developer to take us to the next level by increasing our capacity for interactive features and improving our development workflow (with respect to testing, server management, and build process).

Job description

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated web developer to build front-end and back-end features for our websites. EPI has a small and enthusiastic web & design team, and we are looking to expand our capacity with a dedicated web developer.

The core of the developer’s job is creating and implementing features in PHP, JS, SASS, and a few libraries like D3 and HighCharts. The Institute’s main sites are on WordPress, so experience with the WordPress API is a plus.

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Get in touch if you are in your element doing things like:

• learning new javascript frameworks for data visualization; • creating custom functionality for WordPress—using code, not (just) plugins; • working with Git/Github; • doing VPS management as needed; • writing smart, readable, well-documented code; • using APIs for social, analytics, and other services; • turning designs into code; • keeping up with web trends; • taking on new challenges.

We are looking for someone to work on public-facing projects like feature development, data visualization, interactive charts, and site UX; and also on internal projects like designing features and workflows to streamline our production process.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are looking for someone who can work on-site at our office in Washington, DC, but are open to a remote developer if it's a great fit. Please note your location and telework constraints when applying.

EPI is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other categories protected by law. Pay commensurate with experience. EPI offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off as well as medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.