UMKC's Innovation Center; KC SourceLink
SourceLink works with a variety of clients across the country implementing custom technology tools to support local entrepreneurs and small business owners including WordPress websites. This position is for full-time WordPress support and will focus on creating new and maintaining existing features on the WordPress sites hosted by SourceLink across the country. This position joins a small team of in-house developers.
Design and implement new WordPress features and functionality from user requirements
Collaborate with designers to transform approved designs to functional web templates and pages
Manage ongoing WordPress updates
Ensure high-performance and availability of WordPress sites
Strong work ethic, quick learner and highly motivated
Strong communication skills, both written and verbally
Team player, humble and willing to learn
Object Oriented PHP working experience and knowledge
Strong debugging skills
Functional SQL knowledge of queries and basic modeling
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
3+ years’ PHP experience
Experience with code management technologies like Git or Mercurial
Comfortable working with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
2+ years’ experience with SQL
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, benefit eligible
$55,208 - $77,000 commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.
Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.
Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.
For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.
Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Roos Advocate for Community Change
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Multicultural Student Affairs
We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.
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