WordPress Developer, Front-end

1 week ago
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Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description


WordPress Developer, Front-End


The City of Mississauga requires a WordPress Developer to join our Digital Team. Reporting to the Digital Team’s Technical Lead, the successful applicant will be responsible for leading development of our enterprise WordPress platform.


About the Team


The Digital Team is working with people across our organization to make the City’s online services and information simpler, clearer and faster for citizens and businesses. We’re all about focusing on the customer, designing with evidence, and measuring our results. We work collaboratively and iteratively, so you'll be expected to work with our entire team, on many or all of our projects. Sometimes on short notice. That means working with developers, designers, architects, DBA’s, portal administrators, content writers, senior management - anyone we need to, to help us simplify government services


About You


As a Digital Team WordPress Developer you understand how to develop WordPress solutions at an enterprise level. You are great at solving complex problems with elegant technical solutions and always keep scalability in your peripheral. You are very detailed oriented and can convert a design mock-up into an identical fully functioning WordPress theme. You highly value team collaboration and thrive to be a part of a high functioning team.


Job Duties


As a member of the Digital Team, and reporting to the Technical Lead, you will be responsible for theme development working closely with web designers to implement high-fidelity designs. You are expected to set scalable front-end standards that will be adopted corporate wide. Working in collaboration with other team members you will also be required to help lead core WordPress development to meet business requirements. This position requires up to 60% of time developing front-end code.



You’ll need to


  • Build responsive WordPress themes and child themes in collaboration with our UX team
  • Write semantic standards compliant code
  • Solid understanding of grid-based design
  • Develop for WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
  • Practice user centered development
  • Create and customize plugins and widgets conforming to WordPress Coding Standards
  • Have a strong understanding of MySQL and the WordPress database architecture
  • Architect secure web solutions and implementing them into WordPress
  • Integrate RESTful API’s
  • Write organized and concise technical documentation, design specifications and adhere to PHP Documentation Standards
  • Support Digital Team in requirements gathering and web project planning
  • Contribute to multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Perform CMS administrative duties such as creating new users and assigning roles
  • Contribute to an efficient development team practice
  • Possess a keen attention to detail and take ownership of the work, proactively diagnoses problems, runs QA, tests, debugs and utilizes creative problem solving skills to solve cross-browser and technical issues.
  • Work within a multi-tier deployment architecture
  • Work within a version control system (GIT, SVN)
  • Identify, report and fix system bugs
  • Communicate effectively with non-technical professionals


Skills and Qualifications


  • University or College graduate in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of WordPress front-end/back-end development, implementation, and support experience
  • A portfolio demonstrating web development capabilities and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with front-end web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, icon toolkits, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery and JS frameworks
  • 5+ years’ back-end skills: in PHP and MySQL
  • 3+ years’ experience in IT project methodologies and concepts
  • Strong understanding of WordPress core and WordPress development standards
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


The following skills and experiences are an asset:


  • Working with enterprise implementations of WordPress
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2)
  • WordPress multi-site configurations
  • Have experience in Agile development
  • Municipal, Provincial, or Federal government experience
  • Experience with WordPress e-commerce solutions
  • Experience with SASS/GULP
  • Performance benchmarking and optimization


The candidate will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and skills during the interview and through a hands-on test.  You will be expected to bring your laptop to walk interviewers through examples of your work to demonstrate your skills




This is a contract position for upto 1 Year


Hours of Work: 35 hour per week

Salary: $42.16 - $56.22 / hour

Closing Date: November 24, 2017

Number of Openings: 1 Temporary Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Corporate Services / Information Technology Division / Digital Services and Mobility

Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON





A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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