Senior WordPress Developer



Situation is a digital-first marketing agency that works with many of the world’s leading entertainment and media brands including Wicked the Musical, Major League Soccer, Bravo TV, and the Guggenheim.

Since its inception in 2001, Situation has invested in policies and perks that promote a culture of respect, trust, and fun. These investments have paid off – Situation has been named to more “Best Places to Work in NY” lists than any other privately held digital agency in the city.

If you’re looking for a work environment that values big ideas, diverse voices, and above all, its people, you will love working here.


We currently have an opening for a full-time senior-level WordPress Developer. This is a fast-paced, high-profile development position focused on front-end web applications. The ideal candidate is self-motivated yet seeks collaboration, thrives when challenged, is ultimately a team player, and is dedicated to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies. We prefer out-of-the-box, innovative developers.

Have worked in an interactive agency environment before, and loved it.
Are an out-of-the-box thinker, able to come up with innovative solutions.
Are dedicated to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies. You never stop learning.
Are super collaborative, and enjoy being part of a team working together to make something awesome happen (a la The Avengers).
Can keep yourself independently motivated to stay the course on any given project, always finishing strong.
Thrive when challenged, and have no problem coming up with Plan B, Plan C, Plan D when Plan A doesn’t pan out.
Are obsessed with getting the details right every time.
Have a strong sense of design and a sense of humor.

Able to work well in a collaborative development environment
Extreme attention to detail
Strong desire to learn
Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS
Strong JavaScript and jQuery skills
Advanced WordPress development, building custom themes and plug-ins
Significant experience with object-oriented PHP
Strong knowledge of object-oriented principles and best practices
Strong relational/SQL database experience, preferably MySQL
Working knowledge of Linux & Apache administration, and command line usage
Experience with dependency management tools like NPM and Composer
Experience with build tools like Gulp and SASS/LESS
Strong knowledge of Git version control system and workflows
Working knowledge of Photoshop

Know some of these, but not all? We encourage you to apply:
Modern web frameworks (Laravel, Rails, Django, etc.)
Responsive front-end frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
3rd-party API integration or developing custom RESTful APIs
Unit testing and TDD/BDD
E-Commerce development
Interactive agency experience
Strong sense of design
SEO and analytics proficiency


We operate on a LAMP stack, and use WordPress as the primary application and content management system for our clients’ sites. We maintain an ever-expanding suite of in-house SDKs and tools to facilitate rapid and robust development and deployment of WordPress sites. That suite includes custom WordPress plugins, front-end libraries, a skeleton Bootstrap theme, build and deployment tools, and at the core, an object-oriented modeling and abstraction framework for WordPress.


While we offer a competitive salary for the position, we also offer a range of perks for mind, body and spirit that have continued to put us among the best places to work.

Three we think you’ll enjoy the most:
Access to the best entertainment NYC has to offer: free museum admission, the best seats on Broadway and other see-it-to-believe-it experiences
Summer Fridays (half days) from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Free Dunkin’ Donuts card and snacks in the kitchen

Situation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.