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Happy Medium

Web Developer

Development · Des Moines, Iowa
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

 Happy Medium is a company comprised of creators, innovators, artists, storytellers, makers and leaders. While operating as a full-service interactive marketing firm, it also thrives on development of its own cutting-edge products and technology. We implement the same strategies for our clients that we do for ourselves. Happy Medium has had repeat appearances on the Inc. 5000 list, awarded to the fastest growing companies in the United States. It has also been awarded Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business with a Bright Future by the Business Record, Best Social Media Company and much more. Company culture is priority to the agency which is demonstrated in the unique benefits, competitive pay and founding principles: Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity and Teamwork.

Happy Medium proudly supports an inclusive employee environment. We know that our clients are best supported when our teammates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or ability, are equally supported. We believe in opportunities for all.

Happy Medium is seeking a Web Developer with a strong background in custom Wordpress development. The right person for this role will be responsible for creating amazing web experiences utilizing the LAMP stack, in order to increase customer rankings and maximize their ROI.

As a Web Developer at Happy Medium, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Designing and coding superior technical solutions for Happy Medium’s web projects
  • Recognizing system inefficiencies and implementing effective solutions
  • Showing aptitude and desire for owning responsibility for technical decisions for multiple projects
  • Coordinating with the design team to create low-fidelity and high-fidelity in-browser mockups of websites
  • Creating and executing project work plans depending on changing needs and requirements
  • Applying knowledge of industry trends and developments as well as natural curiosity to improve service to Happy Medium’s clients while enforcing coding standards
  • Experience using Git in project workflows
  • Creatively managing the troubleshooting of post-launch bugs or malfunctions as well as proactively suggesting updates
  • Generating team enthusiasm
  • Iterating quickly on HTML prototypes to bring a client’s website to life
  • Integrating HTML prototypes into a user-friendly WordPress site
  • Coordinating the writing of thorough documentation for clients to use and update their websites
  • Updating and entering content into new and existing websites


  • Strong understanding of modern front-end web development techniques including responsive design and website performance
  • Strong experience with WordPress development
  • Strong experience with PHP and the LAMP stack
  • Experience with Git/Bitbucket/Version Controlling
  • Experience using CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS and task runners like Grunt or Gulp
  • Knowledge of modern JavaScript practices
  • Significant knowledge of client server and internet systems architectures
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Knowledge of ranking factors and search engine algorithms
  • Possess strong detail orientation with good organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to implement on extremely tight deadlines
  • Be a critical thinker with the ability to understand and evaluate all relevant data and troubleshoot when necessary
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be willing to ask questions and have a thirst for knowledge
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects in a timely manner

Minimal to none (client location dependent)


  • Competitive pay
  • Graduated unlimited PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free onsite parking
  • 100% paid parental leave (including mothers, fathers and adoptive parents)

For more company information please visit: www.itsahappymedium.com and www.facebook.com/itsahappymedium.


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