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The gist:

We’re growing so we’re looking for an amazing Full-Stack Developer who specializes in WordPress.  This is a full-time, in-office job. (Sorry, no outsourcing.)

The details:

Matchbox Design Group is seeking a Full-Stack Developer for a full-time position at our office in St. Louis, Missouri. We’re looking for someone who is fun, creative, has exceptional communication skills and is able to work well in a team environment. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of professional experience in the field and ready to start immediately.  

The position:

Full-Stack Web Developer

Things we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience as a web developer.
  • Experience developing web applications using Laravel and Vue.js
  • Experience developing custom web sites with WordPress.
  • A sharp portfolio filled with a wide range of sites. Code examples if possible.
  • Strong understanding of typography, grids, layout and attention to detail.
  • Mid/Senior level in PHP, CSS, and Javascript
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and shift between projects easily.
  • Able to manage your own workload.
  • Able to work on a large range of projects both old and new.
  • Comfortable working with little direction (You’re provided the what/why not the how)

Things you’ll do:

  • Build custom Laravel/Vue.js applications
  • Convert comps to WordPress themes.
  • Assist in support of existing client websites.
  • Build new features for existing websites.
  • Estimate the time required to complete the work.
  • Proof/test your code to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Contribute ideas and development strategies.
  • Keep up to date on technology.
  • Can work in a team environment.

Things you need to know:

  • PHP
  • Javascript (ES6+ & jQuery)
  • Git
  • CSS (Sass & Post CSS)
  • Comfortable using the Command-line
  • Using and maintaining build tools (Webpack, Gulp, etc.)
  • Working with package managers (NPM, Composer, Homebrew)
  • Working on a Mac

Things that would be good to know:

  • Laravel or comparable PHP framework(s)
  • Vue.js or comparable framework(s)
  • Tailwinds.css or comparable framework(s)
  • PHPUnit or comparable testing tool(s)
  • WordPress
  • WordPress managed hosting (WP Engine, Pantheon, Flywheel, etc.)
  • Laravel/General Hosting (Forge, Envoyer, Digital Ocean, AS3, etc.)
  • Visual Studio Code (It’s what we use but not required)
  • Joomla!
  • Expression Engine
  • Drupal

Overall, you must enjoy a close team environment and a job that differs each day. If you have all of these qualities, we want to talk to you.  Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to or through our contact form


Categories:  St. Louis Website Design

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