Senior Web Developer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 4 months ago

Our team within Microsoft Studios Global Publishing develops web sites, services and experiences in support of Global Publishing game studios. Our aspirations are simple - we want to positively impact the world of gaming, improve people's lives, delight our customers, and help discover (and ship) new experiences that revolutionize the gaming industry!

We are seeking a seasoned web developer with Wordpress development experience and a passion for building engaging, community-focused, user-friendly and scalable web sites. This person will be responsible for creating consumer-facing external sites and features. Working with designers, other developers, and production staff, this role is an exciting opportunity for a developer with a passion for iterating on systems using community feedback and telemetry data, and being on the cutting-edge of web technologies.

Candidate requirements:

  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development.

  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Foundation, Bootstrap including a demonstrated expertise in the appropriate use of HTML5 and CSS3 in modern, responsive experiences on the web.

  • Experience working with WordPress at a PHP code level:

  • Knowledge of existing inbuilt WordPress functions

  • Creation of custom post types

  • Creation of plugins/widgets written to conform with the WordPress coding standards

  • Creation of clean, logical, well-documented and re-usable code

  • Theme/Template integration

  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs.

  • Experience with change control systems, specifically git.

  • 3-5 years of experience in related position, particularly in building large-scale community-focused sites

  • Cross-browser and cross-device development & testing

  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices required for working in large groups, such as software development life cycles, coding standards, code reviews, distributed revision control systems, continuous test/build/deploy, and production support

Bonus skills:

  • Experience building large scale client facing web applications backed by a service oriented architecture

  • Experience prototyping and developing innovative websites

  • Experience developing community-focused websites

  • Experience building back-end cloud based services

  • Comfortable working with databases like SQL/MySQL

  • Familiar working with design tools like Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Knowledge of and exposure to build tools like Webpack, Gulp or Grunt

Bring your experience, talent, and passion to build visually stunning game web sites that showcase our AAA games on the Xbox One and Windows platforms, and leverage our research and platform portfolio to supercharge your ideas.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Candidate responsibilities:

  • Develops custom, sometimes complex WordPress-based solutions along with general PHP framework-based solutions.

  • Stay current on latest web technologies and developments to deliver delightful experiences for our customers

  • Recommend when to build from scratch and when to leverage third-party plugins, modules or frameworks

  • Build exciting web front-end experiences that cleanly integrate with back-end services

  • Design and build scalable back-end services

  • Engage with community managers, designers, and marketing teams on the best ways to make their designs a reality using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript among other tools

  • Uphold coding and design best practices to produce accessible, cross-device, mobile-friendly, and responsive experiences

  • Leverage your experience with a broad range of technology stacks, platforms and workflow tools to do your best work and teach others to do the same

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