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Senior WordPress Developer

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


We’re a company on a mission. Every single team member, from product & engineering, to sales & marketing, finance, operations and everything in between is obsessed with one thing; helping Canadian’s make better financial choices. And we’re pretty great at it, too. Via our digital application technology and our award winning in-house brokerages, we help over 2M Canadian’s per month make a positive impact on their finances. 365 days a year we deliver our users the best online mortgage experience, personalized credit card options, and cheaper auto & home insurance policies than they typically get from their existing financial adviser.

Changing how people make financial choices isn’t easy, though. We know that achieving our mission is full of challenges; challenges that can be complex and often unexpected, but that are always interesting, rewarding and fun to solve as a team. This is where you come in. We are on the hunt for the right kind of people to join us and help lead us forward to continued growth.

We're looking for a Senior Wordpress Developer to join our evolving team (based in downtown Toronto/Kingston but also open to remote candidates). The successful candidate will work closely with product managers, QA and other developers to allow us to help Canadians make better financial decisions.


  • Develop, customize and maintain’s WordPress CMS, aligned with WP best practices, primarily using PHP and JavaScript
  • Provide the best possible authoring experience for Ratehub’s content editors; rely on WP core + third-party components, and iterate on our custom Gutenberg blocks
  • Leverage Next.js and React to render pages based on data loaded from various services including the WP REST API (headless CMS)
  • Contribute to and maintain our static site generation infrastructure components and custom previewing support
  • Collaborate with product and design teams to implement responsive and user-friendly experiences, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Extend core features and develop new functionality in our WordPress theme and plugins
  • Assist with development on, a classic, non-headless WP site


  • Extensive professional experience building WordPress-based websites, creating and modifying WordPress themes and plugins, and developing blocks to customize the Gutenberg editing experience
  • Strong proficiency in PHP including modern practices like OOP, namespacing, autoloading, etc. and JavaScript/ES6+, including promises and async/await and browser APIs
  • Advanced HTML/CSS/SCSS experience, including concepts like flex and grid layouts, responsive design, performance optimization, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Knowledge of and interest in headless CMS; experience building a site with a headless CMS or using WP as a headless CMS is a strong plus; experience with a modern JS frontend framework (React, Vue, etc.) also a plus
  • Experience working with the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) WordPress plugin
  • Experience with WordPress REST API and integrating third-party APIs
  • Familiarity with package managers such as Composer and NPM; ability to leverage and configure build tools like Gulp and Webpack
  • High degree of comfort with Git version control system, as well as Github and PR processes
  • Experience with TDD and writing PHP and JS unit tests
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills and perseverance when investigating challenging problems
  • Familiarity with Linux or other Unix-like environment (e.g. MacOS); feeling at home in the terminal
  • Experience in technical leadership and a continuous learning attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Post-secondary degree; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS/CE/SE-related major preferred but not strictly required


  • No Ego: No task is too big or small. You are never afraid to ask questions when you are trying to learn and understand things. You have no problem rolling up your sleeves and helping to execute when the team needs help. This humility extends to all aspects of your work and interaction with teammates.
  • Player Coach: You mentor and teach as you execute. You model the behaviour you expect from your team. You don’t just tell others what to do, you know and show how to do it at a high standard.
  • Growth Mindset: You have a desire to always continue to grow and learn. This means a willingness to get outside your comfort zone and try new things because you view these as opportunities to gain skills and knowledge.
  • Helping Hand: You always offer to help without having to be asked. You go the extra mile to help out regardless of your team and function.
  • Get S##T Done: Your bias is towards action. This means pitching in and rallying to get things across the finish line. Rather than putting off work ask yourself what you can do today to move the needle on a project or goal.
  • Digs Deep: You aren't afraid to ask questions because you want to understand every issue so that you can properly solve the root cause of the problem instead of just completing the task you are given.


  • Competitive salary: We know it’s expensive to live/work in Canada
  • Remote-first organization: we love opportunities to get together as a team, but for the most part we offer our employees the flexibility to work anywhere in Canada
  • Flexible hours: Enjoy a couple more hours of sleep in the morning, if you want
  • Benefits: Health is wealth! A benefits package with no employee contribution required
  • Perks: RRSP matching program, individual training allowance, fun team socials (remote AND in-person) and more!

Ratehub welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.