Magento Developer (Direct Hire)

Portland, OR

52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

We're currently searching for a Senior Magento Developer with User Experience (UX) knowledge to join our growing team.  Our specialty is internet retail and we're looking to evolve our existing platform to provide a better user experience and a friendlier, faster checkout process.  We have an immediate need for someone with the skill sets below.

Primary Requirements:

 --You are looking for a chance to create engaging and interactive e-commerce applications
 --You love building both back-end and front-end code for new or existing web applications
 --You love working with web-based services and APIs to bridge communication and extend features from other applications or services
 --You want to participate in project planning and design review.
 --You always look for ways to increase your knowledge and find things to be passionate about
 --You enjoy problem-solving and look forward to evolving challenges.


 --Three or more years of general PHP development.
 --At least three years Magento experience.
 --At least three years working knowledge of MySQL-based data concepts
 --Experience theming/styling with HTML5, JQUERY, CSS3, for as long as you remember.
 --Knowledge and/or Expertise in UIX as it pertains to eCommerce
 --Experience in working with API and payment modules

 Proven Skills & Technical Requirements:
 --Proficiency with PHP frameworks such as Zend framework
 --Competent knowledge of e-commerce data organization and relationships
 --Sales orders (quotes/orders/invoices/shipments/credits)
 --Proficiency with PHP5, JAVASCRIPT, and MySQL
 --Proven experience with the Magento and 3rd Party APIs
 --Unit testing/API testing experience
 --Experience optimizing and refactoring application code
 --Have experience optimizing web server configurations and scaling web applications

What's really required:

 --Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills and attention to detail
 --Deep working knowledge of common Magento hosting options and requirements
 --An understand that all efforts, decisions, and solutions will have a direct impact on the customer experience and making their life easy.  This is not just programming, but programming and implementation with a purpose.  The individual filling this position will fully own the experience of our users and customers.
 --Some knowledge of Zen Cart
 --API of all flavors
 --Zend/PHP chops and a willingness to show them off
 --Genuine interest in a job done well
 --Being a completionist; a job isn't done till it's done right.

Our Culture

 We are seeking experienced, smart, open-minded people who love technology and who aim to be a part of something bigger. We are operating in a high-risk and cutting edge environment and we are seeking like-minded folks who are interested in the thrill of the hunt and whose native skills derive from the deep internal passion of their work.

 About Us

Our office is located in inner Northeast Portland, Oregon. We work flexible hours and operate as a team. Our space is bright, creative, and with open teamwork areas. We're surrounded by public transportation and convenient car & bike parking. We prefer our folks in-house, however, some telecommuting is an option. We truly believe in a balanced work/life ethic. We are most certainly an Equal Opportunity Employer.