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Front-end Wordpress Developer

Careers at effect

Role Purpose:

We’re looking for a Developer at effect to design and implement attractive and functional websites for our clients. You will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development including the implementation of bespoke WordPress themes and plugins as well as site integration and security updates.

As a successful candidate, you should have in-depth knowledge of front-end programming languages, a good eye for aesthetics, and strong content management skills. Ultimately, a top-class front-end developer can create attractive, user-friendly websites that perfectly meet the design and functionality specifications of the client.

Skills we’re looking for:


  • Knowledge and experience of object-orientated programming
  • Experience working with MySQL
  • Knowledge of Headless system architecture, and consuming secure APIs
  • Essentials – HTML5, CSS3, SASS (SCSS) and BEM
  • Knowledge and use of front-end frameworks such as Tailwind or Bootstrap
  • Knowledge and use of Javascript frameworks such as Vue or React.
  • Good knowledge and ability to produce well-structured standards-compliant Javascript (ES6)


  • Ability to manage projects, with support
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and how to work within one
  • Knowledge of WCAG Accessibility standards
  • Generating WordPress themes and plugins from scratch
  • Strong experience with Version Control (Git)
  • Experience using package/dependency management such as NPM/Yarn & Composer
  • Clean and well-documented code is essential (PSR12)
  • Knowledge and experience with Webpack and other build processes such as Laravel Mix
  • Good communication skills and working with other departments
  • Conducting website performance & security tests


  • Server Administration experience / Basic Web server maintenance (NGINX, PHP-FPM, Redis)
  • Experience with Docker/Containerisation
  • Experience with a range of AWS services
  • Experience with Themosis (WordPress) Framework
  • Experience with deployment utilities such as Laravel Forge & Envoyer
  • Framework-agnostic approach to development – Utilising the right technologies or framework for the project/functionality


  • A competitive salary
  • Exciting place to work with varied projects and opportunities
  • Remote working (2:3)
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • A share in our success – every member of the team receives an annual performance-related bonus
  • We plant trees and fund the world’s best climate crisis solutions to offset the carbon emissions of our team members
  • A Macbook
  • An exciting and diverse workload
  • A super-duper Herman Miller chair (say good-bye to any backaches)
  • Whatever tools you need to do an amazing job for your clients
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether, through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects, or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues
  • A very nice office in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter
  • A safe place to leave your bike
  • The monthly street food festival ‘Last Friday’ is on our doorstep
  • Regular team events and socials
  • Annual effect away day  – get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what’s next

Thank You

We’ll review your application and be in touch if we’d like to discuss things further. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee we’ll respond to every application.

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