Velvetech

Job Description

About us

Velvetech is an American global software development company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Velvetech has its developers strategically distributed in 10+ global technical job markets to deliver the best in class software engineering and exceptional client services.

We have 20+ years of experience in software and hardware development for clients all around the world, especially for US clients. As an official Microsoft Gold Partner, our company is listed in the top 5 software development companies in Illinois, USA.

US clients are leading trading and financial organizations, insurance companies, large healthcare associations, pharmaceutical and energy companies, equipment manufacturers, hi-tech startups, etc.

Areas of expertise are consulting, development, implementation, and support of software solutions. We implement modern backend solutions that support microservices architecture with the following technologies: NET Core, Node.js, Java, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and RabbitMQ. For the web UI front-end development, we opt for React, or Angular, and for mobile development — Swift, Kotlin, and Java. Most of the systems are designed for cloud infrastructures like AWS, Azure, and GCP, and heavily rely on Docker, and Kubernetes while modern CI/CD is made using GitLab CI or TeamCity. In September 2021, Velvetech LLC received the status of the official Training Provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis. This status gives us the right to conduct regular quality training for Business Analysts and anyone performing BA activities regardless of their job title.

Principles are based on Agile Methodology, Scrum and Kanban. Various projects coded in GitLab or GitHub are built with multiple coordinated teams, collaborating via Jira, Confluence, MS Teams, and Slack. Velvetech constantly follows Tech trends and actively cooperates with startups in such breakthrough areas as Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Blockchain, FPGA, and AI.

We are seeking a talented and experienced WordPress Developer to join our team at Velvetech. As a WordPress Developer, you will be responsible for supporting our corporate website, publishing landing pages, optimizing templates for SEO requirements, and working on page speed acceleration. You will play a crucial role in enhancing our online presence and ensuring a seamless user experience for our website visitors.

Responsibilities

Develop and maintain WordPress websites, ensuring high performance, security and responsiveness
Collaborate with marketing and design teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective web solutions
Customize and optimize WordPress themes and templates to align with SEO requirements and improve organic search visibility
Create and publish landing pages, ensuring they are visually appealing, user-friendly, and optimized for lead generation and conversion
Perform regular website maintenance tasks, including updates, backups, and plugin management
Conduct website performance audits and implement strategies for improving page speed and overall website performance
Troubleshoot and resolve any website-related issues or bugs
Stay up to date with the latest web development trends, WordPress updates, and SEO best practices

Requirements

Proven work experience as a WordPress Developer or similar role
Strong proficiency in WordPress development, including custom theme development, plugin development, loops and extensions, API integration, and more
Fluent knowledge and utilization of front-end technologies in web development, animation, and design: JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, CSS, JQuery
Basic to advanced level proficiency in PHP and experience in scripting
Experience with SEO best practices and optimizing websites for search engines
Knowledge of website optimization techniques, including page speed optimization and performance monitoring
Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with graphic design tools such as Figma and Adobe Photoshop
Intermediate or higher level of English

Benefits

Velvetech is in the TOP 5 development companies in Illinois, USA
You have FLEXIBLE working conditions and a COOPERATIVE environment
A COMPETITIVE and performance-based salary, fair compensation and benefits
Many CHALLENGING and exciting projects with new opportunities and learning
GROWTH opportunities, skills and competencies improvement, and professional certification
In-company TRAINING (English, Software / DevOps / Project management / Design / Business)

Our team

We are a friendly team of 150+ professionals where everyone is able to achieve high results and grows professionally not only due to their own knowledge and skills but also with the support of colleagues. Values that we highly appreciate are high performance, responsibility, respect, and loyalty. In order to have a highly motivated team, Velvetech invests in their people, additional education, certification, and others. You choose your career path and we are here to support you!

People work together in harmony, encouraging each other to continuously learn, progress, and pursue perfection. Our employees enjoy working as we turn challenges into advantages to share success with each other.

You have a chance to become a part of a friendly and professional team that creates robust software solutions to deliver maximum value to our international clients!

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