Web and WordPress Developers

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Web and WordPress Developers

Location: Ottawa
Job Code: WP-002
Number of Openings: 1

Position Description:

Nova is seeking experienced and talented web developers to augment our dynamic team.  You will participate in interactive web projects using the latest web technologies.   Benefits include flex-time and flex-location (working from home).


  • Work directly with teammates to build new WordPress and other CMS sites
  • Maintain existing WordPress and other CMS sites: implement code updates, troubleshoot bugs, update content
  • Complete regular WordPress core and plugin updates assuring security
  • Develop new features for the existing sites that meet current development standards, web accessibility standards and site/theme structure
  • Define and document project requirements, keep project documentation up to date
  • Collaborate with software development and database teams
  • Identify and suggest opportunities for improvement of the existing sites, help with brainstorming and oversee implementation
  • Attend client meetings and present work when needed

Candidate Requirements:

  • At least 3 years experience as a WordPress developer
  • Some experience with other CMS systems such as Drupal, IMIS
  • Solid understanding of most of the following: PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, Advanced Custom Fields, custom post types, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, AJAX, XML, JSON
  • Development skills with responsive, accessible and SEO-friendly code
  • A good understanding of SEO, usability best practice and UX design
  • Experience working with databases
  • Experience with project documentation and architectural/development planning
  • Experience working with server management tools and processes such as cPanel, PHPMyAdmin, DNS, Cron Jobs, and bash scripting
  • Knowledge of best practices for site security and a passionate commitment to maintaining the health of digital assets
  • A keen eye for detail and strong design aesthetic
  • Proven track record of delivering solutions on time and on budget
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Working knowledge of web accessibility and WCAG 2.1

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience presenting to clients is a plus

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