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Phone: 416-923-6355
Email: [email protected]

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Senior WordPress Developer

Viva & Co. is currently looking for a Senior Developer with an appreciation of design. This position requires a combination of back-end and front-end programming skills (namely PHP, but also HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript) and a sensitively to aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, and working with in-house designers to build full, highly customized, pixel perfect WordPress sites that match colour and font). You will work on a small team and must be comfortable communicating directly with clients to troubleshoot technical issues, including issues with (and maintenance of) WordPress sites.


  • Strong understanding of PHP website development (3+ years work experience or equivalent educational experience)
  • Expert background in WordPress development (theme and plugin development) (3+ years work experience or equivalent educational experience)
  • Expert experience integrating 3rd party libraries, plugins, and APIs
  • Expert Experience with front-end development and creating fully responsive and adaptive sites (HTML5, CSS3, pre-processing platforms like Sass, Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Solid command of WordPress optimization techniques (WordPress image optimization)
  • Solid understanding of version control systems (git)
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Highly competent at communicating technical issues and comfortable working directly with clients
  • E-commerce (shopify/liquid) experience
  • Email templating experience
  • Willingness to work with little supervision, accuracy in estimating project timelines, and ability to meet deadlines

Bonus/Nice to Have

  • Graphic design knowledge/interest in typography or past experience working with designers on comprehensive layouts and wireframes
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with other peoples’ code and interest in techniques for creating maintainable code
  • Experience using MailChimp
  • Experience with content management systems other than WordPress
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks (React, Angular)

Do you have a strong understanding of the entire WordPress web development process, including design, development, and deployment? Are you excited about the prospect of working with award-winning designers to create beautiful, highly customized websites?

Please send covering letter and resume to [email protected]. We regret that we can only respond to those inquiries that we feel are appropriate for the position.