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Senior Web Developer

Position Overview

In this position, you will be the lead technical liaison, expert and developer, assisting Blue Door Consulting’s team in building websites, social networks and online/mobile applications for its varied clientele. Our web developers work closely with our internal team and sub-contractors to develop specifications, implement best practices and make recommendations on the use of existing and emerging technologies.

Primary Responsibilities

In order to help our clients grow, you will regularly lead technical discussions and analysis, collaborate to discuss project requirements, identify growth opportunities and develop and implement technology-related project plans using a variety of languages, platforms and systems.

You are well-suited for this position if you enjoy a variety of aspects of web development and programming when you:

  • Participate in offering the best quality and right-fit solutions for Blue Door Consulting’s clients
  • Provide creative solutions that enhance projects and final deliverables
  • Achieve quality results and strives to meet web standards
  • Look to new and emerging technologies to improve your professional development and knowledge base
  • Consider how technology changes behavior and how usability research is a driving force in implementation and development
  • Work closely with project leads and other members of the development team to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Assist in project estimates during sales process, including expertise required, total number of people required, total number of development hours required, etc.
  • Attend client meetings during the sales process and during development
  • Communicate to the project lead with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to other Senior Web Developers and technical staff members
  • Knowledge of software architecture, design, development and debugging techniques
  • Experience with software development life-cycle methodologies
  • Ability to perform data modeling and write database access code

Work Environment Expectations

  • Must have credibility, good judgment, honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, use and learn changing technologies/languages
  • Initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude
  • Self-starter with strong self-management, project management and communication skills
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and meet billable hour specifications
  • Engage in creative problem solving to provide high service value to clients
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities
  • Be actively involved in and contribute regularly to the development community
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Conscientiousness in handling sensitive information effectively and confidentially
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team player and with grace and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment

Skill Sets and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a computer-related field
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience
  • Expertise required in JavaScript and JavaScript libraries, HTML5, CSS3
  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented PHP, SQL, MySQL
  • Proficient knowledge of Magento or Silex preferred
  • Leadership of projects and other web developers
  • Development experience using extensible web authoring tools and multiple content management systems (open source or proprietary, MODx or WordPress preferred)
  • Experience developing and implementing open source software projects
  • Experience with version control and project management methodologies is a plus

About Blue Door Consulting

Blue Door Consulting is marketing consulting firm (specializing in Brand and Design, Content Marketing, Web and Digital and Design Thinking) based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In 2018, Blue Door Consulting was named to the Inc. 5000, which recognizes the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. In 2018, the Fox Cities Chamber honored Blue Door Consulting with its Company Innovation Award. The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce recognized Blue Door Consulting with the 2010 Small Business of the Year in recognition of its customer-oriented focus, stable financial condition, employee-driven company culture and consistent growth. The International Academy of the Visual Arts has awarded Blue Door Consulting with more than 100 Communicator Awards for brand, marketing campaign, website and advertising design.

Blue Door Consulting’s primary office is located in Wisconsin’s fast-growing Fox Valley Region, but team members join us virtually from Pleasant Prairie, Madison, Green Bay and La Crosse, Wis., Colorado and Washington. Video conference and screen-sharing technologies allow us to easily supplement on-site visits and meetings with our clients, wherever their location.

Started in 2002, Blue Door Consulting has a unique culture that supports and mentors its talented and growing team with its focus on professional development and constant learning. Located in a renovated grain mill, Blue Door Consulting’s offices provide a creative workspace with lots of extra team-building perks, including office lunches, stocked employee refrigerators and after-hours get-togethers, along with cozy fireplace seating areas. Our team members want to be challenged, are knowledgeable about changing technologies and online innovations, enjoy critical thinking and are willing to push themselves and our clients.

Blue Door Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.