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Position: WordPress Developer, In House

Evolution in DesignZ

We’re a Toronto based development agency specializing in custom programmed solutions, open source web based systems and app development. The team at Evolution in DesignZ consists of software designers, software programmers and project managers from around the world, bringing over 70 years of experience in our industry. We work with local entrepreneurs, small businesses around the world, recognized real estate brokerages in Toronto, nonprofit organizations, restaurants and multi national corporations.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for an experienced WordPress developer to focus on the growing number of WordPress based projects we get. This position requires equal experience with setting up WordPress, knowledge of plugins (customization and creation from scratch), creating themes and UI / UX. Ability to see a project from discovery to deployment with minimal supervision is a must, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • Knowledge of PHP and MySQL and extensive knowledge of WordPress and WordPress Multi Site installations
  • CSS, JavaScript and Ajax
  • Bootstrap and responsive design understanding and experience
  • Advanced experience in plugin selection, functionality and familiarity with Visual Composer for WordPress
  • Ability to create custom plugins and modify plugins as needed
  • Understanding of Search Engine Optimization and Website Optimization
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to create custom themes from PSD and AI files
  • Organized & Punctual
  • Familiarity with Git

Other Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-evident adaptability, a QUICK learner, tolerance for stress and ability to work to tight deadlines under minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to proactively identify, analyze, recommend and/or implement solutions for problems
  • Must exhibit a willingness to learn constantly and absorb new technical information

Please provide us a list of website URLs that you have worked on as a portfolio of your work.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume

Only candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted for an interview.

This position requires a 2 month probation period to determine/confirm suitability.

NB: Candidates must live in Toronto, legally eligible to work in Canada and be able to work in our office near the Junction Triangle, telecommuting is not an option.

We will NOT consider applications from developers who do not live in Toronto. We are not interested in outsourcing for this role.

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