Experienced Web Developer

Suckerpunch has a career opportunity for an experienced Web Developer to join our growing team of integrated communications professionals.

In this role you will collaborate with our designers to turn project goals and scope into full-fidelity interactive design mocks, then turn those into beautiful, full-functioning websites. You must be organized, able to balance multiple projects and complete them within scope and budget.

Our success lies in developing strong partnerships and seamless integration with our clients’ teams to drive growth in their organizations. We also believe in professional development and invest in our people and their education.

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and positive person to fill this important position on our team. If you push the bar higher at every opportunity, never stop learning new things and think doing awesome work and having fun are the same thing – then you’ll love working with us.


  • Managing and maintaining hosting environments for client websites
  • Translating designs into developed templates for PHP based CMS
  • Integrating CMS functionality optimized for non-technical content editors
  • Debugging technical websites issues, including hosting, performance, and third-party integrations
  • Providing website training, troubleshooting, and support for end-users
  • Training and mentoring junior members of the development team
  • Effectively communicating technical concepts to clients and internal teams
  • Collaborating with designers to create an optimal user experience
  • Creating and contributing to internal documentation and process development
  • Understanding the purpose of technology to meet strategic client goals
  • Accurately estimating the time required to complete development tasks
  • Helping to identify new technologies and industry directions that will help shape our digital services

Skills, expertise, and qualifications

  • Diploma or degree in a development field, or comparable work experience
  • 3-5 years of combined experience building websites on the WordPress and Joomla CMS platforms (Joomla an asset)
  • 1 year experience developing apps with React or similar JavaScript frameworks
  • Solid understanding of the LAMP stack and experience managing hosting environments using WHM and cPanel
  • Confident working in a Linux command line
  • Intermediate skill level in PHP and MySQL
  • Expertise in HTML, with knowledge of web standards and semantic markup
  • Expertise in CSS, with experience using modern CSS layout (Flexbox and Grid) and CSS preprocessors like Sass
  • Intermediate skill level in JavaScript, with experience writing and debugging ES6 code
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools such as Gulp or Webpack
  • Understanding of performance best practices, including testing and optimization
  • Understanding of user experience best practices
  • Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD)

Other Assets:

  • Experience developing WordPress plugins
  • Experience developing WordPress themes using the Gutenberg Block Editor
  • Experience developing websites to meet WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines (levels A-AA)
  • Experience using the Block Element Modifier (BEM) naming convention for CSS
  • Knowledge of SEO techniques and best practices, both technical and content related

About us, salary and benefits

Suckerpunch is a full-service Integrated Communications Agency with a local and international clientele. We primarily work in the agriculture and food sectors and have built our firm on a solid reputation that always puts the success of our clients first.

We’re a boutique agency with a growing team, which means you will have a lot of responsibility. You’ll be challenged daily, and you’ll work side-by-side with the senior leadership as you learn and grow within our company. We are a company who cares about your career development with a team that wants to win together.

Our firm recently moved into a new office we have designed from the ground up on Corydon Avenue, close to Kenaston. We’re growing and we hope you’d like to grow your career with us. This career opportunity with Suckerpunch offers:

  • Full-time, permanent position in Winnipeg.
  • Meaningful work contributing to projects with purpose.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Health and dental benefits.
  • Flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Flexible, team-based structure that matches people to projects.
  • Passionate, fun, like-minded professionals to work with.
  • Casual office attire and vibe.

To apply to join our team, please send your resume and no more than five (5) relevant work samples to career@suckerpunch.ca. No phone calls, please. Salary to be negotiated commensurate with experience.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 5 PM CDT, October 27, 2021. Qualified early applicants may be contacted before job closing date.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to contact everyone who applies. However, all applications are stored in our talent database and will be considered for future opportunities.


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