Web Developer (CraftCMS / Vue / PHP / Nuxt) for a boutique design studio LOCALPERMANENT

Job Description

Studio Locale is looking for a Web Developer to join the team.

As a web developer at Studio Locale, you’ll collaborate with a talented team of designers, marketers and fellow programmers on location in our Downtown Kitchener office to create modern websites and applications. You will focus on the development of marketing and communications-focused websites for businesses and nonprofits. You will take on website maintenance and content updates for existing projects. Your role may also include developing custom applications.

The commitment will be full-time on contract for 6 months with the opportunity to become full-time permanent in the future. Our office operates as a hybrid working office - with team members being able to work both remotely and in the studio.

Who We Are Looking For:
The successful candidate will have the technical skills and experience necessary to be able to hit the ground running when they start because although you will have access to our development lead, there will be minimal technical training time available. You have a passion for creating outstanding UI / UX experiences and are excited to collaborate with our visual design team on the finest details that take projects to the next level. You have high attention to detail, reducing the need for others to proof your work.

You are also able to show flexibility and excellent time management skills, as you move between various projects. Lastly, while all communication with clients is done through the project lead, strong communication and collaboration skills are required to work with internal and external team members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The complete development of marketing and communications focused websites that span from single pages to large content managed systems
  • Work closely with our design team to translate designs and prototypes, created in programs such as XD and Figma, into working, production-ready experiences
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of existing website and applications
  • Content entry and updates
  • Development of custom web-based applications
  • Providing training and creating documentation for the content management system and custom applications you develop
  • Collaborate with account managers and designers to provide input on what’s possible technically and within the scope of each project
  • Staying on top of the latest technologies and bringing new possibilities to our projects

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive experience developing mobile-first, responsive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript without relying on themes or CSS frameworks
  • Experience customizing and integrating content management systems starting with Craft CMS (Additional knowledge beneficial: Headless, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, etc)
  • Experience with Vue and Nuxt
  • Experience with exporting graphics that are optimized for performance
  • Browser testing and quality assurance using Browserstack
  • Website performance optimization
  • Knowledge of AODA AA accessibility requirements. Experience auditing and testing with screenreading technology is a plus.
  • Experience with PHP and MySQL
  • Experience with CSS: LESS, PostCSS, SASS, and Tailwind
  • Familiarity with Webpack and NPM, cross-browser compatibility, and with GIT
  • LAMP/LEMP server management

You’ll Stand Out If:

You share three or more marketing or communications-focused websites that you’ve worked on for businesses or nonprofits.

Why Choose Studio Locale?

Because we’re a small team with big, entrepreneurial hearts. If you’re on this team you’re valued and respected for the experiences and skills that you bring to the table. However, it’s important that you know that your experience here will be what you make of it. Have an idea to help improve the way we do something? We want to hear it! Or, perhaps you see a gap in the market and have an idea for a new product or service we could be offering? Yes please!

We love new ideas, we love to listen and engage in thoughtful conversation, and we’re up for trying new things or trying the same things in new ways. We also care deeply about having lives outside of work – in this studio we work to live.

How to Apply

If this is speaking to you, we’d love to meet you.

Please send your portfolio and resume to [email protected] – only selected candidates will be contacted.

Studio Locale is a boutique studio providing award-winning brand strategies, designs, and communications for a wide range of clients. As a right-sized, client-focused studio, we provide relationship-based solutions that truly are collaborative with our clients. Our approach to really listen to, and understand, clients, partners, and their audiences enable us to provide strategic solutions, which reflect who they are, connect emotionally, and drive desired outcomes.

Contact Info

  • Company: Studio Locale
  • Location: Kitchener, ON
  • Phone Number: 226-444-2076
  • Email Address:
  • Website: studiolocale.com
  Posted March 17, 2022