Intermediate Web Developer

Design de Plume Inc. is looking for an intermediate web developer to join our team. 

The intermediate web developer will assist our web team to implement and support consumer-facing web applications for our national clients. You will join a team of knowledgeable Design and IT professionals in a development role to build custom-tailored solutions with stability, scalability, extensibility and security in mind.  This is a fantastic opportunity to take the lead on building web products that will reach users around the world.

Position Details:

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience

Hours per week: 35 hours – Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Number of Weeks: 52 (1 year contract with potential for permanent employment)

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide maintenance support for WordPress sites

  • Develop and customize WordPress Themes and Plugins

  • Optimize page speed and performance of WordPress sites

  • Create responsive website designs from prototypes

  • Find existing plugins that will solve issues for various client projects

  • Produce high-quality work with strong attention to detail

  • Work under tight deadlines and budget constraints

Additional Tasks:

  • Strong knowledge of WordPress Platform

  • Strong expertise with PHP and MySQL

  • Expertise in WordPress Custom Theme Development and Plugin Development

  • Expertise in WordPress Plugin Integration

  • Understanding of RESTful Web Services and APIs

  • Expertise in Database Security and best practices

  • Expertise in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and best practices

  • Understands how to make WordPress manageable from the Admin panels (WordPress Backend)

  • Understands WordPress architecture and knows how to perform database and code optimization for WordPress

  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (often jQuery)

  • Proficiency in JSON

  • Proficiency in setting up and managing Web Hosting (NGINX/Apache) Environments, Google Cloud Servers, Domains and Emails

  • Proficiency with GIT

  • A thorough understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues

  • Strong understanding of responsive web design techniques

  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple projects and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of clients’ timelines and budgets

  • Great attention to detail and highly organized

  • A positive and upbeat attitude with the ability to learn quickly

  • Has worked with GSuite and/or Microsoft 365

  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping tools (i.e. Adobe XD)

  • Knowledge of Agile frameworks (i.e. Scrum) and has worked with Project Management Software


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent level of experience

  • A portfolio (by URL) of previous projects, code samples, or other previous work may be requested of all qualified candidates  


  • Indigenous cultural knowledge and sensitivity considered an asset.

  • French basic spoken and written skills considered an asset.

Perks of Working at Design de Plume:

  • Benefits Package (after 1 year)
  • Group RRSP (after 1 year)
  • Flexible Hours
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day as a paid holiday and an extra week of holidays In December
  • Continuous Professional Learning & Development
  • Pet-friendly Environment
  • Vacation/Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Days