The Durst Organization

  • Wordpress Developer

    US-New York
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Durst Profile

    The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

    The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization also completed the building of two mixed-use residential buildings in 2016: 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail.


    WordPress Developer responsible for both back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on).  A strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems and experience with responsive and adaptive design. An understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment.



    • Coordinate activities of third party development partners including acceptance testing and deployment
    • Designing and implementing new features and functionality
    • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture
    • Build websites, prototypes and applications using the latest frontend technologies
    • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
    • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.
    • Providing timely resolution to reported problems with existing websites.
    • Working closely with both the design and project resources to achieve the best possible results in web projects from conception right through to delivery.
    • Ensuring all work adheres to current industry best practice.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels and departments on a formal, informal, written and verbal basis.




    • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, JavaScript
    • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
    • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
    • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
    • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
    • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
    • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git) Minimum 3 years’ experience of PHP programming, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Extensive knowledge and experience of building WordPress CMS websites using the best practice and standard plugins
    • Experience working with WordPress at a PHP code level:
      • Knowledge of existing inbuilt WordPress functions.
      • Creation of custom post types.
      • Creation of plugins/widgets written to conform with WordPress coding standards.
      • Creation of logical, well documented and reusable code.
      • Theme/template integration.
    • Knowledge of WordPress Network (Multisite) beneficial.
    • Good understanding of cross platform and cross browser issues.
    • Experience with creating responsive websites.
    • Previous experience working for a design agency advantageous



    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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