Go Auto WordPress Engineer (Strathcom) in Edmonton, Alberta

WordPress Engineer

Here we grow again! Strathcom Media provides website solutions to over 200 clients in the Canadian Automotive space. We’re looking for a top notch WordPress Engineer who can help us keep our current website platform miles ahead of the competition. If you like working with the latest ideas and technology, then this is the role for you. We want talented innovators, who never settle for the adequate, and always strive for greatness.

You’re the right fit if you:

  • Care deeply about the quality of your work and the experience you create for your teammates and clients

  • Are often looked up to by other engineers, but wish to have teammates that you can learn more from technically to help you grow

  • Enjoy the challenge of solving problems within time and requirement constraints that come with client engagements

  • Find great satisfaction in writing smart code that embodies WordPress coding standards and best practices

  • Want to be surrounded by people who champion your work, support you in solving project challenges, recognize your successes and celebrate them with you

  • Actively push yourself to learn new technologies so that you grow as an engineer and serve better

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong back-end WordPress development background, experience creating custom plug-ins and responsive themes from scratch

  • Working knowledge of WordPress topics and tools: Internationalization, plug-in development, creating custom taxonomies, caching, admin UI customization, WP CLI, PHPUnit, WordPress Unit Tests

  • Expert knowledge of web development languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL

  • Working knowledge of development tools including Git, Vagrant, shell scripts, Linux

  • Experience building features with content managers and dashboard integration in mind

  • Creation of clean, logical, well-documented and re-usable code

  • Experience with WordPress Multisite Network

  • Knowledge of Timber & Twig templating language

  • Experience working with APIs and development of APIs

  • Action oriented and practical problem solver

  • Willingness to experiment with a creative approach to technology

  • Experience building sites that meet web accessibility standards

  • Are obsessive about page speed, the boss is

  • Experience with Wordpress Security and maintaining it

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Required Education & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years related experience in WordPress Development

Other Notes:

  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English

  • Position is located in Edmonton, AB

System ID: 2016-4501

Job Type (EN): Full Time