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Web Developer - Full Stack - PHP and WordPress - Mid-level

Engage is seeking a Web Developer to join our award winning creative team. The Web Developer will collaborate with Engage’s client strategists, designers, and developers to plan and build digital tools, campaigns, and websites for our clients. If you’re interested in teaming up with government agencies and House of Representatives committees, Fortune 500 companies, leading advocacy organizations, and the nation’s top trade associations to deliver winning solutions in a fun, fast-paced environment—we want to talk.

This is a full-time position and you must be able to work on-site in Alexandria, VA (metro Washington, DC).

We prioritize proven work, so please make sure to submit work samples with your application (links to live projects preferred). You'll need at least two years of experience in a web development role to meet the qualifications below, but we're not opposed to hiring a prodigy.

Ideal Candidates would meet many of the following qualifications:

  • Strong PHP (or other object-oriented programming) background
  • Familiarity with WordPress theming and plugin development strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with PHP frameworks like Laravel or Symphony preferred
  • Understanding of relational databases such as MySQL
  • Be comfortable with server administration (though by no means at expert level)
  • Well versed in CSS, HTML, AJAX, and JavaScript
  • Well versed in at least one CSS preprocessor like Grunt, Gulp, or Webpack as well as build tools
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks like Vue.js, Angular or React, a plus
  • A love of creative problem solving
  • Comfortable working on tight deadlines and in a team environment
  • In general, a nice person to be around who enjoys tackling challenges and learning new skills
  • Comfortable with version control—Git preferred
  • Ability to pass House of Representatives background check

Additional skills for added points:

  • .Net (C#, C, ASP)
  • Drupal
  • Familiarity with project management or Agile development techniques
  • Previous Agency experience is a plus

About Engage:

Engage is a full-service digital agency based in Alexandria, VA.  Our mission is to impact the world around us through bold strategy and innovative technology.  We offer very competitive compensation packages because we want to work with the best. This is a very exciting time to join Engage as our current growth means that this person can play a major role in the firm’s future.  Our team is focused and hardworking, but we also want you to have fun and get home for dinner. Work/life balance is important to us, and we believe happy employees make happy clients.  

Salary commensurate with experience. Engage is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please include your resume, code samples, a brief description of why you’re interested in the position, and a link to your Github profile and/or portfolio website.


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