Foster Made is looking to hire a talented Developer to support our ongoing retained services relationships. We are a tight-knit group of people on a mission to deliver exceptional digital experiences that exceed the status quo. Guided by a shared set of values and a growth mindset, we thrive in an environment of collaboration and trust, always working together with humility and respect to answer the question, "how can we do this better?" We are deeply motivated by the success of our clients and the health and well-being of our team; believing that the quality of services we provide is a reflection of our commitment to hiring and retaining the best people, period.
This is a full-time position for an advanced developer ready to jump in and provide thoughtful support, updates, and site enhancements that exceed the status quo. You may be experienced with our tools of choice such as Craft, ExpressionEngine, and Algolia, or you might have a depth of experience in another platform such as WordPress. If your experience is in the latter, then you're a quick learner and you're ready to grow that experience in other tools.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, an excellent communicator, and thrives when working in other people's code. You enjoy working on multiple projects and solving complex challenges for a wide variety of organizations, and you also find joy interacting with other humans and find success in all of the little wins along the way.
Collaboration, Community, Growth
What you can expect from us
An open, creative, and friendly work environment
A dynamic, supportive company culture
New challenges and a wide range of projects
Opportunities to attend professional conferences
Competitive salaries, 401K, health, dental, and vision insurance
Access to a fully stocked kitchen
Flexible hours, parental leave, and paid time off
Communal appreciation for work, friendship, and family
What we can expect from you
Experience & Ability
Experienced developer who’s ready to provide thoughtful solutions to complex challenges. You’re experienced with php-based Content Management Systems and ideally have exposure to Craft CMS, ExpressionEngine and WordPress.
Familiar with developing custom add-ons for your CMS of choice. You can bend the CMS to your will, and you know how to do so responsibly.
Familiar with configuration and support of Linux-based hosting environments.
Excited about contributing thoughtfully to the architecture and development of content managed sites with complex data models and hundreds and thousands of pages.
Experienced with source control and Git in a team environment. Merge conflicts don't scare you, and you're as comfortable with git from the command line as you are from the GUI.
Experienced in an agency environment where people, budgets, and results matter. You're confident in providing estimates and know how to stay on-schedule and on-budget.
Philosophy & Approach
Passionate about staying current on the leading web development trends while maintaining respect for coding style guides. You always strive to follow best industry and internal practices.
Willing to work on code created by others as well as craft beautiful code from scratch. You’re committed to the process and the product.
Strong communication and collaboration skills. You're self-motivated, attentive to details, and accountable for your work.
Excited and prepared to contribute, open to feedback, and capable of taking direction.
Totally on board with our 8 company values (you can read them here).
Local to Richmond, VA preferred, or remote and willing to occasionally travel for on-site visits and team activities (in the future, pandemic permitting).