AECOM Digital Developer - WordPress in New York, New York

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144655BR

Position Title Digital Developer - WordPress

Job Category Communications

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New York

City New York

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

AECOM Corporate

Our teams provide the strategic guidance that shapes the vision and direction for AECOM. We enable the success of our employees and our operations by ensuring they have the tools, information, resources and support they need to do their jobs.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy self-starter to serve as the technical lead developing and supporting engaging digital assets to reach a global audience. Reporting to the Director of Digital and Social Media, the successful candidate will provide daily content management support for—and development of sections and pages within—the external corporate website, which is built on a WordPress platform. The role also includes developing enhancements to the site in order to create engaging user experiences, as well as creating digital platforms to meet communications, marketing and business development needs. In addition, the successful candidate will help track and analyze performance metrics for AECOM’s digital channels (e.g., corporate website, microsites, social media and Apps) utilizing Google Analytics and other measurement tools. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Enhancing the AECOM corporate site by developing and implementing highly engaging content and functionality based on best practices and leading industry standards.

  • Creating microsites and other digital platforms to meet external communication, business and marketing needs while adhering to AECOM digital and branding standards.

  • Serving on the content management team for the external website using a WordPress CMS platform.

  • Partnering with key stakeholders to update content, create new sections and develop solutions to meet AECOM’s communications and business development objectives.

  • Helping increase effectiveness of, and engagement with, AECOM’s digital platforms leveraging insights from Google Analytics and other measurement tools.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a passion for technology, a positive approach to challenges and a demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic team environment. Skills and experience include:

  • Five or more years of experience with PHP, MySQL, self-hosted WordPress sites and WordPress Multisite environments.

  • Demonstrated WordPress CMS platform expertise, including extensive experience managing highly customized WordPress sites.

  • Expertise in developing WordPress themes and plug-ins and working with and modifying off-the-shelf versions including the ability to assess whether customized plug-ins or off-the-shelf solutions are best suited to achieve specific objectives.

  • Deep knowledge of web usability.

  • Ability to partner with a wide variety of stakeholders in a highly matrixed organization.

  • Positive, solutions-oriented team player.

  • Related degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in mobile App development including iOS design and development.

  • Proficiency in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment management.

  • Knowledge of CLI (Command Line Interface) and SSH (Secure SHell) commands.

  • Familiarity with WP-CLI.

  • Experience in developing and implementing metrics strategies and knowledge of leading website and social media measurement tools.

  • Knowledge of UX and SEO strategies.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.