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Social Driver

Web Developer (Kansas City)

Client Services – Kansas City, Missouri
Department Client Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Social Driver

Social Driver is a digital agency, trusted by the world's leading corporations and nonprofit organizations for social media, websites, and digital marketing. We are focused on providing strategic solutions that are based on experience working with almost 300 clients in 13 sectors, world-class expertise and capabilities in digital and social media, and a culture of long-term client partnerships — that’s why our tagline is Experience Digital With Us.

Social Driver is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional teams in Bellingham, WA, Chicago, IL, and Kansas City, MO. Our company mantra captures our mission, culture and values: “we believe the future is bright, all progress is social, and the drivers make history.” We aim to provide our clients with digital solutions that help them meet their goals and, through that work, make an impact for a brighter future. Our vision is “to be the trusted digital agency partner with all of the strategies and creative to connect with people today.”

In this role, you will work with a team to code and provide technical solutions that ensure our clients’ sites are engaging, secure, and up-to-date with the most recent website trends.

This job is based in our lovely downtown Kansas City, MO office.

Development

Social Driver provides full-service digital agency solutions to our clients ranging across digital marketing, social media management, digital advertising, website design and development, content and video production, and other digital solutions.

As an important part of their team, our clients expect that Social Driver provides world-class service. Developers are key members of that team. They work with multiple clients and internal teams to plan, execute, and launch websites and data visualizations. They work with a cross-functional team which includes other developers, designers, UX / digital strategists, and project managers.

You will report directly to the Director of Web Development.

Project Expectations

  • Leads the development of a WordPress or Drupal 8 website from start to finish.

  • Works with a UX export to migrate content from a CSV or SQL database.

  • Can lead a CMS training with the client team.

  • Themes the website to match full page designs and works with the design team to apply those designs across the website.

  • Provides recommendations and can include client feedback to satisfy their goal.

  • Launches the website to ensure minimal downtime and SEO impact.

  • Adheres to coding standards defined by technical management.

  • Accurately employs Social Driver’s development tools.

Communication and Teamwork

  • Listens to others and accepts input from fellow team members.

  • Clearly articulates ideas and thoughts/recommendations verbally, and in writing.

  • Prepares well written business correspondence that are coherent, grammatically correct, effective and professional.

Programming Languages and Technologies

  • Understanding of open source and community-based technologies.

  • Experience managing WordPress and Drupal 8 websites.

  • Understanding of CSS/SASS, JavaScript, PHP, Twig, and D3.

  • Experience with code management using GitHub.

  • Comfortable navigating and running basic commands in Terminal.

  • Understanding of compiling with Grunt.

  • Comfortable navigating design mockups made in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch.

Bonus Points

Professional Qualities

  • Passion for creating beautiful and intuitive websites and data visualizations.

  • Displays a positive attitude.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in day-to-day work.

  • Sets high standards of performance for oneself.

  • Enthusiasm working collaboratively on project teams.

 More about Social Driver and why you might want to join us: 

We take pride in our culture and offer a competitive salary with great benefits, like: unlimited PTO, 401k, continuing education, phone reimbursement, medical and dental, STD/LTD, bike share membership, snacks, flexible work schedules, and great colleagues.

All Drivers fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, are pretty nice people on top of all of it, and enjoy working with others who feel the same. They get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change.

 

If all this sounds like a fit, send your resume and a quick note explaining why you’d make a great addition to our team.

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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    Client Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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