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Full Stack Web Developer

Application Due Date: 02/28/2017

Forest Trends is a Washington-DC based, international non-profit conservation organization that protects forests, wildlife, and water through the creation of innovative finance and market mechanisms. Forest Trends has an international team who work closely with a number of partner organizations in other parts of the world.

Forest Trends seeks a mid-level full-stack web developer who will be responsible for building out our new institutional website (Wordpress), creating custom plugin and theme elements, and helping to reformat some legacy content for migration into the new site. Additional responsibilities will be the designing and coding of other web applications, newsletters, and other html products, such as web content for product launches; various email templates; updating webpages which require advanced layouts; and working on simplifying and visualizing survey and geospatial data generated by our program staff.


Our web presence is primarily on a LAMP stack.


This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce fully functional programs in clean, testable code
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify system and content requirements
  • Work with PHP, MySQL, Wordpress, and any other back-end platform as required
  • Design user interface and web layout using HTML/CSS practices
  • Support and upgrade on-line survey platform as needed
  • Upgrade and repair existing applications
  • Design and create HTML newsletter and email templates

Position Requirements

  • Proven work experience as full-stack web developer
  • Strong, hands-on experience with Wordpress application development, including theme and plugin creation experience
  • Intermediate experience with Javascript and JQuery
  • Intermediate experience with CSS
  • Intermediate to strong experience with PHP (Object oriented experience a plus)
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management skills within a fast-paced work environment
  • An ability to communicate and work in a team

To apply please send us your CV, other materials and cover letter to cv@forest-trends.org by January 15, 2017 adding "Full Stack Web Developer Position" to the subject line.

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