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OpportunitiesWordPress Developer

WordPress Developer

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

 

Trader Corporation is the team behind Canada’s leading automotive marketplace, AutoTrader.ca, as well as a world-class digital advertising business. We are a technology-driven company that creates compelling solutions for our users and dealer customers. We are expanding our team and are looking for an experienced WordPress Developer to join our team.

 

The WordPress Developer will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development and design, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. The WordPress Developer will be an integral member of our client-facing development team that will provide custom solutions to our diverse group of clients. The incumbent will work towards bridging the gap(s) between design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. Responsibilities will range from working independently on multiple, simultaneously complex projects while serving as a technical consultant and a lead of projects. 

 

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate well, have a strong work ethic and organizational skills to work independently with minimal supervision, and who can adapt quickly to changing requirements.

What you’ll do…

  • Collaborate with the WordPress Development & Creative Service team in order to deliver the highest possible quality custom development on the WordPress platform. This includes front-end coding, technical analysis, debugging and integration of said code (HTML5, CSS3, JS/ jQuery, SASS/LESS, MySQL, Vue.js, REACT, PHP).
  • Coordinate efforts with our internal/external partners to ensure that projects are properly scoped out (# of hours required for a project, highlighting gaps, proposing alternative solutions).  Creation of the technical scope-of-work (SOW) documents.  Ensure deadlines are met accordingly and expectations around those are managed.
  • Assist in discussions with more technically advanced clients to ensure that all their questions are fully answered, and expectations are managed.
  • Stay up to date on the latest front-end development best practices to be applied to Trader’s Website Platform. Expected to be the SME for front-end questions.

What you bring to the table…

  • Ability to prioritize projects and handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task, work independently and learn technical information quickly
  • Must have a client service attitude and mindset to work prioritization and issue resolution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-starter, high energy, assertive, take-charge personality
  • Maintain flexibility in the face of a dynamic and challenging client environment.
  • Stay current on the latest technologies and inspire others to do the same

Must have experience…

  • 2-3 years of PHP WordPress development experience
  • Extensive Node.js/Vue.js Experience 
  • Experience with version control software (G.I.T. would be an asset)
  • Ability to consume REST API services
  • Understanding of website performance optimization strategies like caching

Other:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced agile environment.
  • Ability to write custom WordPress modules in PHP
  • Automotive knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience writing RESTful services.
  • Previous experience working with JIRA for issue management and MS Teams for communications.

What’s in it for you…

  • An environment built to help you be your creative best
  • Competitive employee benefits program (medical, dental, vision, and extended health care)
  • Paid time off
  • Professional Development dollars
  • Retirement benefits
  • Company Incentive plans
  • Flexible work environment
  • Team-building and Employee Appreciation events
  • Employee and Family Assistance and Wellness Programs
  • Gym membership discounts

Do we have your attention now? If so, we would love to hear from you!  

At Trader Corporation, we welcome everyone to apply. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace, where every team member feels valued.