The Few, The Proud, The Nerdery

PHP WordPress Developer

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The Nerdery is looking for a talented PHP/WordPress developer skilled in multiple aspects of web development. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. While their primary skill set might be in PHP and WordPress specifically, they are able to recognize when a different solution might be appropriate. They recognize that technologies and platforms trend and are able to adapt and pick up new and different technologies quickly. Candidates will be expected to code in PHP using/learning multiple frameworks including Zend, CodeIgniter, CakePHP 2.0, and/or Symfony. Though they will be primarily working with WordPress, experience with other Content Management Systems such as ExpressionEngine or Drupal would rock. Most importantly though, they embrace The Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be humbly ready to absorb The Nerdery goodness from the collective brain power of our amazing team.


  • Strong understanding of PHP, application architecture and object-oriented design
  • Strong understanding of WordPress architecture and plugins
  • Solid foundation of semantic HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge and advocate of best practices (standard naming conventions, architecture)

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or 4 years web development experience


  • Experience with Facebook APIs or Plugins
  • Experience with CakePHP 2.0
  • Experience with .Net, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, Python or any other platform language

Nerdery Assessment Test

Applicants who progress beyond the first interview will be given a NAT Nerdery Assessment Test | noun Acing the NAT is hard work – because it’s real work. This is a test, this is only a test – but this assignment is the shape of things to come, if you’re hired. The NAT is every bit as important as what’s on your resume. tailored to their discipline. Applicants spend upwards to 10 hours on their NAT. Ace your NAT and you’ll get our attention.

Relocation Reimbursement

This position qualifies for relocation reimbursement.

Nerd Perks

  • Developer-oriented workplace; work on a variety of compelling, challenging projects surrounded by nerdy supergeniuses
  • Created by nerds, for nerds; 85% of staff has development background, including senior management
  • Casual dress
  • Free breakfast and convenient lunch ordering/delivery
  • Team environment, collaborative learning environment, transparent communications
  • Flexible 40-hour work week
  • Benefits package including a 401k, 20 Days of PTO your first year
  • On-site Yoga classes, massage service
  • Dog-friendly, including monthly dog grooming
  • Chess, Anime, daily hackysack; home of 20+ extracurricular clubs and room for the one you want to create
  • Opportunity to advance career at growing company always looking for emerging leaders

About The Nerdery

The Nerdery is a developer-driven interactive production shop that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, social media and mobile apps. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery has a staff of hundreds and was founded in 2003 by three programming pioneers. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have donated nearly two million dollars worth of web development services to 66 nonprofit organizations. In addition to Biz Journal’s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for four consecutive years.

The Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity and to prohibit discrimination and harassment for everyone regardless of age, color, race, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, status with regard to public assistance, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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