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WordPress Backend Developer

Posting Information

Posting Number

Internal Recruitment

Working Title
WordPress Backend Developer

Anticipated Hiring Range
Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm, flexible as needed

Job Location
Raleigh, NC

Shared Services

About the Department
The Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) Web Services team operates and maintains NC State’s enterprise-level public-facing web infrastructure, develops custom-to-NC State tools for use by campus units, and creates interfaces for connecting WordPress websites to other enterprise applications. The team is comprised of web developers and system administrators, working closely with the IT Accessibility Office, University Communications, and other campus partners to establish best practices for web development, hosting and content management. In addition, the team provides consulting and tier 2 & 3 support for web content creators, and creates resources to educate content creators on best practices.

Essential Job Duties
The WordPress Backend Developer is part of a team responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of the University Web environments. Specifically, this position is instrumental in the ongoing management and development of the content management environments built on the WordPress platform. The position will also participate in the design and management of the web server infrastructure, develop custom integrations with campus systems, and collaborate on other application development projects within the unit while also being responsible for collaboration with the campus web community on shared endeavors.

Other Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience
Master’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree with at least two years’ of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience.

Other Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple programming languages including PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience working with modern PHP eg. (Laravel, Symfony) and JavaScript frameworks (eg. React, Vue) and Node.
  • Experience in relational SQL database use and design.
  • Experience with Git / GitHub (or equivalent version control system).
  • Experience with developing and consuming RESTful APIs.
  • Knowledge of web standards (e.g. W3C, WCAG 2.1, HTML, CSS).
  • Experience building themes or plugins for a CMS (eg. WordPress, Drupal, etc).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical subjects.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience supporting the WordPress CMS platform, specifically in developing plugins in a multisite network using the WordPress block editor.
  • Experience writing PHP unit tests, end-to-end tests, and/or configuring visual regression testing for websites or applications.
  • Experience writing both technical and end user focused documentation.
  • Experience leading training workshops and public speaking.
  • Experience providing customer support.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

Valid NC Driver's License required

Commercial Driver's License required

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date

Anticipated Close Date
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Details

Position Number

Position Type
EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather
Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events
Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

Department ID
517101 - Shared Services

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected]. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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