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Careers at TRADER

JOB TITLE

Sr. Manager WordPress Web Development

POSITION TYPE

Full-Time/Regular

SUMMARY OF JOB

The Sr. Manager WordPress Web Development’s main responsibility is to guide website development projects, including site updates, bug fixes, risk management and site performance. This position will Lead discussions around technical design and architecture decisions for the future of the dealer websites. The team consisting of developers and QA Specialists will provide technical guidance to this team to deliver web projects utilizing agile project management tools (JIRA, Wiki.). The Sr. Manager WordPress Web Development will collaborate and engage with internal teams (design, SEO, conact centre, etc.) and external clients and stakeholders to deliver new exciting web experiences to Auto Trader’s dealership customers. The role will require the ability to manage estimation and scoping of web projects, working with Project Managers and developers for implementation. Continually look for areas to improve the daily operation efficiencies of an agile development team. This position also functions as technical Lead and SME for all internal teams in terms of dealer website projects and tasks utilizing expertise and knowledge in modern WordPress and front-end website development. The Sr. Manager WordPress Web Development will also hold effective code reviews with the development team and be accountable for code quality. The incumbent is expected to lead the implementation of automated website functional and integration tests to ensure quality deployments of each sprint.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Guide website development projects, including site updates, bug fixes, risk management and site performance. Function as technical lead and SME for all internal teams in terms of dealer website projects and tasks utilizing expertise and knowledge in modern WordPress and front-end website development  

Manage development team consisting of developers and QA analysts, providing technical support to deliver web projects utilizing agile project management tools (JIRA, Wiki.) Develop skills matrix and growth opportunities for the existing development team

Work closely with UX designers and Product managers to deliver the best possible web experience for our customers. Work collaboratively with internal teams (design, SEO, call centre, etc.) and external clients and stakeholders to deliver new exciting web experiences to Auto Trader’s dealership customers

Manage estimation and scoping of web projects, working with Project Managers and developers for implementation

Continually look for areas to improve the daily operation efficiencies of an agile development team

Hold effective code reviews with the development team and be accountable for code quality. Lead implementation of automated website functional and integration tests

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Self-starter with a proven track record of taking ownership and driving meaningful results
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated proficiency in coding, code reviews, and technical communication
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with people at all levels within the organization

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science or related practical experience
  • 5-7 year’s management experience in online software industry; strong knowledge of website design, functionality usability, and web-based application architectures.
  • 5+ years of demonstratable experience in relevant web development technologies and tools (PHP, modern JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS, SASS, Gulp, npm, yarn)
  • Strong understanding and experience using WordPress as a content management platform
  • Comfortably use JIRA for managing and tracking tasks
  • Understanding of web analytics (Google Analytics), A/B testing, website performance KPIs
  • Understand of web deployment tools (Jenkins, CirleCI)
  • Proficiency with unit and integration testing

Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP)

JOB LOCATION

Toronto, Ontario, CA

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