WordPress Theme Builder / Web Developer (short-term contract) (Toronto) in Toronto, Ontario

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WordPress Theme Builder / Web Developer (short-term contract)
Destination Canada Information Inc.'s "Prepare for Canada" program helps prospective immigrants to prepare for success in Canada by delivering quality information focusing on job preparedness and settlement first steps, operating overseas and in-Canada through online and in-person activities.
Job Purpose
We are looking for a talented web developer to build a WordPress site in conjunction with one of Canada's largest media outlets. The project will require theme building based on provided designs as well as integration of third-party software (i.e. MailChimp, BuddyPress). The successful applicant will also be responsible for application testing and deployment, as well as liaising with patterns and stakeholders. This is a 3-month contract.
Job Responsibilities
Work with a project manager and designer to develop a content delivery site using the WordPress platform.
Participate in design/architecture review (prior to build).
Responsible for application testing, CMS documentation, and deployment.
Provide expertise at stakeholder meetings and internal brainstorms.
Liaise with media outlet to integrate RSS feeds and adserving.
Available to meet and/or work on-site (downtown Toronto) minimum two days per week.
Respond to calls and emails during business hours.
Qualifications and Experience
Postsecondary education in IT-related field
Excellent English (verbal and written) communication skills
Minimum 5 years demonstrated web development experience
3+ years of experience with PHP
1-2 years of experience building with Wordpress
Experience integrating front-end templates with back-end functionality
Strong knowledge of front end web technologies: XHTML, CSS, OO JavaScript, AJAX and Web Services
Familiarity with Web Standards, cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility issues
Ability to hand code
Knowledge of SQL database servers
Understanding of search engine optimization and interest in online communities, blogs, UGC, etc.
Self-motivated, can work independently without constant supervision
Excellent time management skills and work ethic
Attention to detail and commitment to quality
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates must email their resumes as a word attachment along with URLs of sites worked on to info@prepareforcanada.com.
Please quote the job title in the subject.
We thank you for your interest, however due to the high volume of applicants only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.
Location: Toronto
Compensation: $4,000 + per month
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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