Senior WordPress Developer

Senior WordPress Developer

  • Job Title: Senior WordPress Developer
  • Reports To: Manager
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Toronto, ON (currently remote)
  • Salary: Competitive based on experience

Business Overview

Trew Knowledge is a fast-paced and rapidly growing digital marketing agency focused on delivering world-class, innovative solutions for some of the world’s largest Brands.  We specialize in WordPress, digital strategy, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design.

Job Purpose

The Senior WordPress Developer is accountable for the coding of complex WordPress themes and plugins. You have advanced knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, and experience building large-scale performant applications.

You are comfortable working with high-traffic sites where performance, security, and process is a top priority. You know how to write reusable code and work well with other developers.

You can deliver successful projects by writing quality code, participating in important strategy conversations, and assisting with code reviews.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with the development team to develop back-end coding to support front-end experience for the User including all interactive components
  • Participate in planning/technical requirements sessions to understand client expectations and obtain context for the development work
  • Build custom WordPress themes and plugins based on supplied designs or front-end templates
  • Build custom WordPress Blocks
  • Run security audits and site performance reviews
  • Mentor engineers and provide code reviews
  • Assist with data migration and site launches
  • Write clean and organized code that can be shared, leveraged, and collaborated on with other team members
  • Maintain high coding standards and practices to ensure a high level of quality control on all aspects of web-site development
  • Conduct UAT and QA testing for the functionality of all areas of the website, identify and resolve problem areas as necessary

Knowledge and Skills

  • At least 5 years of Agency experience in Back-End Development
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Responsive Web Design methods and principles
  • Experience developing custom WordPress themes and plugins
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP, JavaScript and MySQL
  • Package manager and automation tool experience. Eg. webpack, npm & gulp.
  • Experience with Different CI/CD integrations. Eg. GitHub Actions, CircleCI, travis, Gitlab CI
  • Experience working with various REST APIs
  • Experience using Git
  • Experience using Jira
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and organization skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to juggle current projects with incoming tasks.
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to quickly diagnose and resolve coding problems and cross-platform issues
  • Effective time management, organization and planning skills, and ability to meet deadlines and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Experience with React
  • Code portfolio. Link us to your GitHub account, upload a .zip, or both.

Cross-Functional Relationships

  • Works in close collaboration with development team members on client projects and requests
  • Participates in Business Requirements Sessions, Daily stand-ups, Town Halls, and Code Review meetings

How to apply

Email your CV, along with a cover letter to


We should talk.

372 Richmond Street West, Suite 210
Toronto, ON M5V 1X6