Senior WordPress Developer – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Senior WordPress Developer


VERB is a digital marketing agency located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our global clients offer the opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s biggest destinations, resorts, and travel brands—and with our employee travel credit, it’s easy to experience them for yourself. We take a balanced approach to work/life and have fun at the office– or wherever we happen to be working. We are passionate about exceeding expectations and we thrive on jobs other agencies might find too big, or too difficult, or too fast.

Sound good? Great, here’s who we’re looking for…

VERB is looking for a Senior WordPress Developer to provide oversight on projects/tasks, have an increased role in the project scope and interact with clients. The Senior WordPress Developer will be able to handle a project from start to finish. This role is a catch-all, with a recognition for highly experienced developers.

What You Will Do:

  • Create, debug, and enhance web-based platforms
  • Build and integrate websites, components, modules, and third-party applications
  • Write well designed, testable, and efficient code following software development best practices
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Work closely with project team to analyze and understand user needs, to implement website content, graphics, performance, and capacity
  • Clearly communicate status updates related to issues, assignments, projects, and team progress on deliverables
  • Provide oversight on tasks and projects
  • Advise on technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Act as an escalation point for the project team
  • Knowledge transfer and training
  • Code review for project team
  • Quote on large scale projects/tasks


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in web development with a focus on WordPress
  • Post-secondary education in computer science, IT, or a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Deep expertise in one or more broad areas of development, such as Google analytics, JS, mySQL, PHP profiling, CMS, etc.
  • Experience using LAMP-stack technologies
  • Familiar with modern PHP development practices and tools including PHP 7, composer, and packagist
  • Experience creating custom components/modules/plug-ins to integrate with CMS-based websites
  • Experience creating cross-browser compatible and standards compliant HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Understanding of basic Linux/Unix commands
  • Familiarity with Web infrastructure technologies like SSL and DNS
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a broad knowledge of web development techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of current web trends and standards
  • The ability to work across multiple projects without compromising quality
  • Eagerness to participate in team status meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • The ability to communicate project and task status and any issues to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in client communication and presentations


Our benefits are anything but basic, with vacation time available on day 1 (not to mention an extra bonus week during the holidays), an annual travel credit (for non-work related travel), and free office snacks and drinks to keep you energized when you’re around.

In addition, we offer the following and are consistently looking for new ways to enhance the benefits we offer to our team:

  • 100% premium share option for Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision), with a health spending account to top up your claims
  • A healthy living account
  • Company matching RRSP program
  • Top up for Parental/Pregnancy leave
  • Remote and flexible work arrangements
  • Transit and fitness discounts
  • Recreational sports teams
  • Learning and development opportunities with a multitude of resources
  • Internal recognition programs
  • Remote position