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Merck Senior WordPress Developer (Remote) in Helena, Montana

Job Description

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Senior WordPress Developer, CE Digital Marketing Channel IT is responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins across multiple WordPress VIP multi-sites. The candidate should have extensive experience with a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript), strong content management skills, and a good eye for aesthetics. A strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems is desired, as well as the ability to identify opportunities to improve services, contribute ideas to coding best practices and new technologies, and liaison between business and technical teams.

Responsibilities

  • Development/Deployment of enterprise-level WordPress plugins and themes

  • Collaborating with developers from other teams to create modular, extensible PHP and JS solutions (plugins, packages, blocks, and components) for reuse across projects

  • Converting project requirements into proposals for implementation (estimating time/resources, planning tasks/timeline, etc)

  • Platform/multisite maintenance and optimization

  • Code Reviews and Feedback

  • Mentor junior developers and lead community of practitioners/developers

  • Work planning and issue management

  • Local Development Environment Setup/Configuration

  • Documentation and Coding Standards

  • Theme and Plugin Security

  • Comfortable wearing many hats and willing to work on all parts of the stack

Education

  • Bachelor Degree preferred

Qualifications

  • 5+ plus years of working experience in Web Development

  • 3+ years of working experience in WordPress development (multisite, configuration, parent/child themes, plugins, Gutenberg)

  • Expert at writing PHP (object-oriented, dependency injection, etc)

  • Experienced with WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)/Block-Based theme development

  • Solid understanding of and commitment to web standards, including web accessibility standards (WCAG)

  • Familiar with important WordPress security concepts

  • Familiarity with package managers for PHP (Composer) and JS (NPM/Yarn)

  • Familiarity with PSR specifications

  • Previous working experience with Code versioning and code review

  • Previous working experience with Docker, Git, and dependency management via Composer

  • Optimizing sites for performance

  • Interacting with REST API/ GraphQL

  • Manage and sustain multiple projects at once while working cross-functionally across business and IT teams

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Residents of Colorado

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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here (https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/aCdfqL) if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)

EEOC GINA Supplement​

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf)

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Residents of Colorado:

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Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R197500

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