Web Developer

Web Developer

Are you an experienced LAMP web developer with a demonstrable track record in WordPress development? Do you want to work in a dynamic, high traffic, multi-platform environment with a heavy mobile focus? We are looking for a Web Developer to join our talented Interactive Team at Metro.


As a Web Developer you will work with a busy and energetic team developing Metro properties for web, mobile web and the online aspects of our mobile application landscape. Working with WordPress.com VIP – Automattic’s enterprise WordPress platform – you will develop themes and plug-ins for Metro’s, high-traffic websites while adhering to best practices for Responsive Design and performance-based development.

• Develop new, innovative plugins and interactive solutions that adhere to Automattic’s strict coding standards
• Maintain, refractor and optimize Metro’s web and mobile solutions to meet performance and uptime needs of our customers, partners, advertisers and employees
• Provide ongoing support for our mobile applications with regard to parsers, content feeds and media distribution
• Maintain, refactor and optimize Metro’s web and mobile web solutions to meet performance and uptime needs of our customers, partners, advertisers and employees.
• Respond proactively to outages and service issues as they may arise


As a talented incumbent you will have experience creating websites in WordPress and have enterprise level experience with PHP, MySQL and SVN. As a LAMP developer you will have experience developing scalable solutions from PSD and wireframes. In the course of work you will be asked to liaise with other departments and on occasion clients, as such good written and verbal communications skills are also essential.

• 2 years Wordpress in a development capacity (plugins, themes, etc) or 4 years experience PHP without Wordpress
• Strong familiarity with all of the following: web design, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, MySQL, XML/RSS, SVN
• Demonstrated responsive design experience a plus
• Experience with at least one PHP framework preferred (Zend, Codelgniter, CakePHP, Symphony, YII, Kohana, etc)
• Web performance optimization
• Innovative, efficient, detail oriented
• Adobe familiarity an asset, not a requirement

Position: Web Developer
Classification: Interactive Developer
Reports to: Senior Product Manager, Digital
Location: Toronto
Posting Date: January 8, 2014

If you think you have what it takes for this position, send your resume and cover letter to hr@metronews.ca no later than January 30th. PLEASE QUOTE “Web Developer” in the subject line. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. All submissions will be treated as confidential.

Date Posted:
Jan 8, 2014 2:08 PM PST
Metro English Canada

Metro English Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world and is published in over 100 major cities in 20 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro International's advertising sales have grown at a compound annual rate of 41% since the launch of the first edition in 1995. Metro is Canada’s #1 free national daily newspaper brand and the first national daily to publish in both official... more