Front-End Developer (Contractor)

Department: Development

Job Title: Front-End Developer Contractor

Salary Range: Hourly

Reports To: Chief Technology Officer

Job Purpose:

This position fills an important role on client-related, front-end development projects and deliverables. In coordination with the Senior Front-End Developer and CTO, Front-End Developer Contractor(s) will work with team members of all disciplines to ensure all work is completed within established timeframes and to the required specifications defined in the scope of work.

Essential Functions

The Front-End Developer Contractor will:

  • Perform front-end development to our designers’ specs, filling in gaps and troubleshooting wherever needed.
  • Develop new features and content on existing client websites and applications for client change requests.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Integrate third party software with existing web systems, as needed.
  • Test, debug and assist with the implementation of quality control processes, as well as interface with and support both 19 Ideas clients and internal team.
  • Offer new ideas and concepts to the 19 Ideas team and participate in creative ideation sessions, as needed.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure that the proposed website and mobile app concepts are executed within client-specified timeframes and budgets.
  • Contribute to regular workflow updates, both internally and client-facing, as well as attend internal status meetings and discuss project progress.
  • Actively participate in company meetings.
  • Foster and maintain a positive and healthy working relationship with 19 Ideas team members as well as clients through both direct and indirect contact.
  • Communicate effectively with employees and company leadership, including staying on top of emails and other internal communication and project management channels.
  • Utilize and update project management tools and software on a daily basis.
  • Serve as a resource for scoping and defining front-end development work.
  • Work with the project management team to determine and establish deadlines and prioritization of development work, as well as meet deadlines and hours caps.


  • At least three (3) years’ experience developing and leading web and mobile app projects with WordPress, writing custom PHP. Additional considerations will be given to candidates with experience and knowledge of theming with Custom Post Types, Advanced Custom Fields and Gutenberg, or building websites with other Content Management Systems.
  • Experience with designing and implementing modern front-end development workflows (Node.js, npm, Gulp/Yarn, Webpack).
  • Experience with web technologies, such as PHP, HTML and SASS/LESS.
  • Experience writing semantic markup paired with an efficient and logical approach to writing styles (SCSS/LESS/CSS).
  • Experience with modern php development practices and frameworks a plus (composer, autoloading, PSR4, namespacing and templating with frameworks like Laravel).
  • Experience with Figma and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Experience with modern UI/UX concepts and design principles.
  • Effective writing and communication skills, especially with the company’s chosen internal communication and project management tools.
  • Able to work in and positively contribute to a collaborative environment.
  • Proficient with project management and hours-tracking systems.
  • Great problem-solving abilities.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a focus on functional, creative and cross-browser developer QA.
  • Reliable, dependable and takes pride in producing excellent, high-quality work.
  • Self-motivated and works well independently when needed.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with modern PHP development practices and frameworks a plus (composer, autoloading, PSR4, namespacing and templating with frameworks like Laravel).
  • Experience website deployment workflows and cloud based website hosting solutions (Kinsta, Pantheon, AWS).
  • Familiarity with Front-End frameworks including Bootstrap.
  • Familiarity with writing modern Vanilla JavaScript (ES6).
  • Familiarity with modern JS frameworks/libraries like React/Vue/Angular and state management a plus.
  • Basic understanding of semantic HTML and accessibility on the web (508, WCAG, and ADA compliance).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Physical requirements of the job are typical of an office environment.
  • Working conditions of the job are typical of an office environment.

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Elbow grease has its benefits.

  • Competitive salary with bonus potential
  • Health insurance & wellness programs
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Responsible (unlimited) PTO
  • Flexible/remote work policies
  • Company holidays & Holiday Shutdown
  • Professional development opportunities
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