WordPress Web Developer Opening

Company Overview

ENGAWA K.K. is a leader in cross-border marketing and advertising based in Tokyo, Japan. We are the proud publishers of Tokyo Weekender, the longest-running English-language lifestyle magazine in Japan. Our publication is dedicated to delivering engaging content on travel, lifestyle, and Japanese culture. We are looking for a talented and passionateWeb Developer to join our dynamic team.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled WordPress Web Developer to join our dynamic team, dedicated to enhancing and maintaining a website focused on Japan travel and lifestyle. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the technical upkeep of the site, improving page load speeds, enhancing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX), and developing new pages and tools to boost site functionality and readability.


– Optimize website pages for speed and efficiency, ensuring fast loading times across all devices.

– Enhance the UI/UX to improve overall user engagement and satisfaction.

– Develop and integrate interactive tools and features that enhance content scrollability and readability.

– Regularly update the website to ensure compatibility with new mobile and desktop browsers.

– Troubleshoot and resolve any issues related to WordPress, plugins, and themes.

– Implement SEO best practices in conjunction with the digital marketing team to improve organic search visibility.

– Collaborate with the web director to ensure the website’s architecture supports new content strategies.

– Maintain site security by implementing proper protection measures and regularly updating software.

Required Skills and Qualifications

– Proficient in front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, etc.).

– Extensive experience with WordPress theme and plugin development, customization, and maintenance.

– Strong understanding of MySQL database management.

– Experience with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or similar for analyzing and optimizing website performance.

– Knowledge of SEO principles and ensuring that applications adhere to them.

– Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Desirable Skills

– Experience using trendy JS frameworks such as ReactJS or AngularJS (current site uses jQuery.)

– Knowledge of API integration and management.

– Prior experience with CDN and caching mechanisms.

– Understanding of UX design principles and tools such as Sketch or Figma.

– Background in server management and cloud platforms like AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

– Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, XD) for minor graphic adjustments.

Education and Experience

– Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Web Development, or related field preferred.

– At least 3 years of professional experience in web development, specifically with WordPress environments.

This position offers the opportunity to work on a leading site in the Japan travel and lifestyle niche, with a focus on creating an engaging user experience through cutting-edge web technology. If you are a tech-savvy professional with a passion for web development and a desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with WordPress, we would love to hear from you.

Application Submission

To apply for the WordPress Web Developer position, please send the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Detail your educational background, work experience, and any certifications relevant to web development and WordPress management.
  • Cover Letter: Provide a brief introduction about yourself, explaining your interest in this role and how your experience and skills align with the job description. Highlight any previous work in similar roles or industries.
  • Portfolio (if applicable): Include links to previous projects or websites you have developed or contributed to, especially those that demonstrate your ability to optimize website performance and enhance user experience.

Please ensure that your application encapsulates your proficiency in web development with a focus on WordPress platforms, as well as your capacity to drive improvements in site usability and SEO effectiveness.

We look forward to reviewing your application!