Now Hiring: Experienced Developer

We are Westwerk & WerkPress. A small team of passionate creatives & coders.

Our niche is creating inspiring digital experiences powered by WordPress.

We are committed to the value of good design, pixel-perfect execution and cutting-edge technology.

We do not have stringent rules or regulations. We simply hire smart people we trust. As a result, team members are accountable for the work they do, and the work they do speaks for itself.

The Job.

We’re growing our business, and are looking for a full-time developer with WordPress experience.  Working alongside or leading our team here, you will be responsible for building, learning and breathing everything web/app and WordPress. You will bring designs to life, make your own decisions, and be responsible for the integrity of your work. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects both in small teams and independently.

You’re the right person if you:

– Work well as part of a team, but capable of being proactive independently as well

– Can manage workloads and time efficiently

– Are amazing with HTML5/CSS, cross-browser development

– Have a high level of PHP/WordPress experience

– Have Javascript & jQuery experience

– Have experience with version control (GIT, SVN)

– Are experienced in leading a team

Bonus points if you:

– Have built custom WordPress plugins

– Have experience with WordPress hosting

– Can elicit requirements from clients

– Provide estimates based on requirements


This will be determined on your skills and experience. Let us know what your expected salary might be. This is a full-time job and includes full benefits. (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, IRA, PTO, and work remote days)

We value.

– Embracing change with the ability to adapt

– Building open and honest relationships

– Being passionate and determined

– Doing more with less

– Doing the right thing

– Above all, delivering a positive client experience


We are located in NE Minneapolis, MN and we’d love for you to call our office your new home.

If you’re looking to grow/take the lead as a developer, have pride in your work and thrive in a creative, collaborative environment, we would love to meet you!

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Process For Quick Turnaround Projects

Things can move quickly in web publishing. There are unannounced code updates that create bugs, critical pieces of information that need to be released immediately or looming deadlines that cause you to suddenly realize you need an extra hand (or several) on a certain project.

At WerkPress, we handle projects like this regularly.  Unfortunately, a comfortably distant deadline that allows for well-paced milestones doesn’t always happen in the real world. When your site needs to go live as soon as possible, we find a way to make it work. 

planThe Plan.

This is the most important aspect of any project, and doubly so when quick turnaround is a requirement. Start with identifying the problem. What is the desired behavior and how does that differ from what currently exists?

Example: The hover state for portfolio thumbnails should contain a title and excerpt on a light grey background. Currently there is no information displayed.

Next, try to imagine your user scenarios and account for anything you can think of. We may chime in during this step to make sure everything is clear.

Example: The title should display centered, in all caps, 16pt Arial bold, underlined. The excerpt will be limited to the first 40 words, 12pt Georgia and left-justified. All text will be in #000000.

When the cursor moves over the image, the text and background will fade in rather than “pop”. When the cursor moves away, it will fade out. If the reader clicks anywhere on the image they will be taken to the portfolio page.

This behavior only applies to the homepage. No hover states should be added to the portfolio thumbnails on internal pages.

buildBuild and Implement.

With all of the scenarios and details described, we can get right to work. Our developers incorporate all the necessary changes in one round of development. The code updates are deployed to your server and we’re ready to move into testing.


Testing your updated code involves checking each of the required new elements to ensure they are present and implemented correctly, as well as accounting for scenarios that may have been missed during planning.

Example: Testing reveals fade behavior prevents links from functioning on tablet and other touch-enabled devices. Remove custom hover state from touch-enabled displays.


Once you have signed off on all the updates, the project is complete! You may opt to do a ‘soft launch’ at this point if your schedule permits, but often it’s necessary to move live right away. For this reason, we recommend carefully monitoring your site in the days following the launch so bugs don’t sit unattended for a long period of time.


After launch, we typically stay on-board for an additional 7 days to ensure nothing was missed. Reporting bugs early on in the maintenance period helps give you the most stable release for long-term use.

If you’d like to learn more about quick-turnaround projects you can read about the Waterfall Model development process. It will help you identify the important steps to go from problem to solution in no time.

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