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Ellytronic Media seeks a contractor specializing in front-end or full-stack web development for part-time help from October through January. Hours will vary between 5-20 hours/week, depending on experience and availability. This contract may be eligible for renewal as either a part-time employee or as a long-term contractor, after a performance review at the end of the initial term.

Qualified applicants will reside in the Chicago area and will have a background in computer science or software engineering. We prefer applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant CS field; however, applications who have completed a recognized certificate program are also welcome to apply.

Job duties will include: WordPress front-end and some back-end development; adding new components to existing SASS/LESS stylesheets; React (with NextJS) application development; and regular internal meetings. Some client meetings may be required.

Required technical skills:

  • Fluency in HTML/CSS and basic client-side JavaScript
  • WordPress development
  • PHP (Familiarity with PSRs 1-4 is ideal)
  • Comfort with WordPress dashboard
  • React/NextJS
  • Experience with version control, task runners, and dependencies tools like gulp, node, composer, and git

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1+ years of PHP development
  • 1+ years of WordPress development
  • Experience working with Advanced Custom Fields
  • Experience working with Gutenberg for WordPress or other page builders
  • General experience with Laravel or UserFrosting
  • General experience working with project management systems like Trello, Jira, or Asana
  • General experience with DevOps
  • Knowledge of design patterns

Work may occur in our office in Edgewater or can be done remotely. If contractor chooses to work remotely, we prefer to have tasks primarily completed during standard business hours in order to better coordinate with our team. In either case, an in-office training will be required for the first day, with mandatory weekly check-in meetings thereafter.

Ellytronic is passionate about improving the disparity of representation within tech, and we strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, including folx who identify as LGBTQ+, women, and racial minorities, to apply.

Apply now by sending your resume and Github (or similar portfolio) link to Careers@Ellytronic.Media or using the contact form below. The hourly rate will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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As a queer-owned business based in Chicago, we believe that diversity creates stronger communities and a better work product.

We measure our success by our enduring partnerships with organizations who also share our commitment to furthering social and economic equality.

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