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Front-End Developer

Hi there!

Thanks for your interest in Powered by Search. We are currently looking for a first-class Front-End Developer, is that you?

Before you say yes, ask yourself:

  • Are you bored of being the smartest front-end developer in your current role?
  • Do you communicate your ideas with ease?
  • Do you enjoy building modern web experiences including websites and applications?
  • Do you feel like there’s nothing a Wordpress project could throw at you that could cause you trouble, are you also itching to build some custom applications?
  • Do you have strong troubleshooting skills and ability to learn quickly?
  • Are you able to prioritize simultaneous deadlines across multiple teams?
  • Are you organized and task-driven, and can’t quite get through the day without checking off your tasks on your to-do list?
  • But most of all, are you able to separate what needs to be done from what can be done, focusing on the 20% of activities that generate 80% of the results.

You’ll know you are right for this amazing opportunity if you have:

  • At least 2 years experience in a front-end development role.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop user-centered websites and web applications for WordPress and similar content management systems.
  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, JQuery, MySQL, and working with APIs (including but not limited to Google APIs).
  • Strong familiarity with server architectures including Apache, IIS, Nginx.
  • Experience with Git or similar version control systems.
  • Understanding of digital marketing basics as projects directly relate to SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Some competencies you’ll need to have:


  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals: You can explain the basics of SEO, SEM, Paid Social, Marketing Automation, and UX/CRO.
  • Critical Thinking: Your actions are proactive. You are able to visualize success and deliberately work towards the end goal by following high impact strategies.
  • Project Management: You are in control of your time and manage it effectively. Meetings are on-time and prepared. Your deliverables are on-time and require little-to-no rework.
  • Reporting & Analytics: You are an analytical thinker that is able to tell a story with data to create reports that are easy for clients to understand. You are Google Analytics certified and able to configure goals, custom reports, and basic dashboards.
  • Communication: You communicate your thoughts with ease, clarity, and empathy in written and verbal forms. You consistently practice upward reporting.

Results you’ll be expected to drive:

  • Execute on Powered by Search's systems for front-end development on mid-to-large scale WordPress & Shopify websites to drive client goals.
  • Execute on Powered by Search's systems for API integration with platforms such as Google, Moz, Facebook, Twitter, and Zapier to drive organizational goals.
  • Deliverables are consistently on time, high quality, and aligned to client goals.

Now that you know a little bit more about the role, here is why working with us is a competitive opportunity:

  • People join Powered by Search because they want to belong to a team that is winning and growing. We are the fastest growing digital marketing agency in Canada, and serve some of the biggest brands worldwide. We also plan to triple in growth over the next 3 years.
  • We’re home to the brightest and smartest marketers in Toronto. If you get hired at Powered by Search it’s because you are amazing at what you do. Powered by Search employees are digital marketing thought-leaders. We run regular meetups, conferences, webinars, and publish value-packed content.  
  • People join Powered by Search because they want to work in our amazing space.  Powered by Search’s office is a stunning open concept brick and beam space that is conveniently located across from the Eaton Centre on Yonge St. making it super easy to get to. When you walk into Powered by Search’s office, you’ll feel the buzz from our fun and energetic space.

If you thrive in a “work hard, play hard” environment, then you’ll love working at Powered by Search.

Perks & Benefits

We’re not trying to brag, but there are few places that offer as many perks and benefits as Powered by Search does.  

To highlight a few:

  • We offer the most competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and eye care
  • Flexible Hours (with work from home days and summer hours)
  • 5 Weeks paid vacation (for everyone!)
  • Spot bonuses every quarter
  • Casual dress code
  • Paid social outings & events
  • Paid training (school, events, conferences)

If the above got you excited (and we mean, like, really REALLY excited) then we definitely want to hear from you!

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