Back End Developer

Related: Backend Web Developer, WordPress Developer

As a Back End Developer for Idea Marketing Group, you will be an integral member of our highly collaborative team of designers and developers; delivering second-to-none web experiences built on WordPress for our clients. You have a passion for pushing the envelope on clean, responsive, and fast user interfaces as well as a deep understanding of what makes it all work behind the scenes.

  • You must share examples of your code, GitHub is preferred with PHP code samples


  • Working within deadlines without sacrificing attention to detail
  • Continually improving WordPress Skills (actions, filters, plugin development)
  • Regularly practicing, applying, and following HTML5, CSS (SASS), PHP (OOP), and JavaScript/JQuery code standards
  • Working understanding including CSS, JavaScript, and SVG
  • Troubleshoot and document client development issues
  • Working understanding of database architecture queries utilizing MySQL
  • Assist in upselling enhancements and on-going packages to existing clients
  • Remain current on industry trends, implementing new technology as necessary
  • Daily problem solving as needed as support to other departments
  • Continually seek out professional development opportunities to develop skills
  • Travel 10 – 20% based on need, customer face to face interaction, and team support


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2-5 years of related code development experience
  • Good listening skills with applied creative thinking
  • Excellence in time and task management, attention to detail, and overall organization
  • Self-motivated and driven; able to work independently or collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly and persuasively
  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress, HTML5, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript/JQuery
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We’re looking to hire a Back End Developer

Idea Marketing Group is a marketing agency known for web design + development. Since 2009, we’ve built hundreds of websites and managed marketing campaigns reaching millions of people. Together, we can make the internet a better place. We employ talented individuals who are highly creative, responsible, and willing to go that extra mile. Check out all of our web design and marketing jobs.

Benefits of working with us

Working here has its perks, check it out for yourself:

  • Paid time off & holidays
  • Group health insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Summer Fridays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Performance bonuses

We will not accept phone calls/emails from recruiting or outsourcing companies.

Founded in 2009. Idea Marketing Group is a top Chicago web design agency that works intimately with consumer brands and manufacturers to help build, maintain, and market websites. See the award-winning work or a specific service like manufacturing web design.