WordPress Developer

Location: Downers Grove, IL

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Straight North is seeking a skilled and experienced WordPress developer to join our dynamic team. You will be responsible for developing visually appealing and user-friendly websites that enhance the overall digital experience for our clients' target audiences. You will collaborate closely with designers, copywriters and project managers to bring concepts to life, ensuring seamless integration of design and functionality across various digital platforms. You will also support updates to our company and client websites to improve various aspects of design, functionality, SEO and conversion.

This is a flexible remote/office position in our Downers Grove, IL office requiring one day in the office per week.


  • Build and maintain responsive WordPress websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Collaborate with designers to translate mockups and wireframes into pixel-perfect UI components.
  • Optimize website performance and user experience through efficient coding practices and UI enhancements.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure compatibility and stability across different browsers and devices.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in front-end development, and actively contribute to knowledge sharing within the team.


  • 3-5+ years of proven experience as a front-end developer, with a strong portfolio showcasing your previous work.
  • Proficiency in writing custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build responsive websites from the ground up.
  • Strong understanding of the WordPress ecosystem, site architecture, theme building, and best practices.
  • Experience and understanding of Git workflows and working with Git for all code changes.
  • Experience with SCSS/SASS with a basic understanding of Mixins and Extends.
  • Experience with Advanced Custom Fields and WordPress plugin development is a plus.
  • Experience working with multiple CMS platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of technical SEO best practices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.


Our highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k), FSA, paid time off (for vacation, illness and personal time) along with health, dental, vision, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance.

About Straight North

Straight North is an Internet marketing agency with over 100 experts on staff. We're successful and growing, with a steady stream of new clients. Our formula is to hire smart people and turn them loose. We'll listen to you, help you, challenge you, and above all give you every opportunity to grow in your profession.

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