WordPress Developer

We are looking for an experienced WordPress Developer to build an externally-facing marketing site. This person has front-end web development skills and experience building complex WordPress sites including plugins for integration with internal and third-party systems. The ideal contractor has experience executing small to medium WordPress websites, building custom plugins and widgets using industry best practices. You are able to assemble a WordPress site from a design and work with other developers to structure the site in a fashion that aligns with company sales and marketing goals.  

Clara is a modern, technology-enabled lender backed by top venture capital firms based in downtown San Francisco. Our team brings together the best of Silicon Valley tech, financial services, the mortgage industry and the federal government, allowing us to tackle the biggest problem in consumer finance. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by transforming how lending works. We believe that the only way for us to be successful is to foster a human-centered culture of openness, community, creativity and collaboration. Come join us!

What you’ll do

  • Build a WordPress site that has similar components as our current home page but with an updated design
  • Implement a new design and spruce up our /blog which is already hosted on WordPress
  • Write custom plugins and themes to enable features like mortgage calculators, etc.
  • Provide user-friendly site administration, documentation, and guidance to content contributors
  • Work with engineers to make sure the website  seamlessly connects to our app.

About You

  • You have 3+ years experience working with in HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery or other Javascript libraries, Bootstrap and Responsive Design
  • You know how to build custom themes, plugins, widgets, WordPress filters, and WordPress hooks
  • You thrive just as well in a small, collaborative team setting as you do independently
  • You are highly organized and detail-oriented, and you are very comfortable juggling multiple projects and tasks
  • You’re intellectually curious and detail-oriented. Nothing slips through the cracks with you!
  • You are familiar with version Control (GitHub, Subversion, etc.)


  • Strong knowledge of web performance optimization, caching, and SEO
  • Experience with A/B Testing and data-driven decision making
  • SASS/LESS knowledge
  • Third Party API Experience (Twitter API, Facebook API, etc.)
  • Experience working with WP Engine Server Environment
  • Shell scripting knowledge

Meet Some of Clara's Employees

Brian R.

Software Engineer

Brian builds technological architecture to optimize Clara’s workflow processes. His work supports internal company operations, allowing Sales and Mortgage Operations Teams to be more efficient with their time.

Bryan D.

Head of Compliance & Risk Management

Bryan is responsible for ensuring that Clara adheres to regulatory compliance requirements in order to protect the organization, its borrowers, and its employees.

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