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Sr. Web Developer

Highlights for Children · Jan 7th 2021

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Sr. Web Developer (Ecomm)

Reports To: Sr. Manager, Web Services

Position Summary:

Highlights for Children is a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years. Highlights publications reach over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines, books, and products are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.

The Sr. Web Developer builds and maintains websites focused on using PHP technologies such as Magento, Drupal, and Laravel as well as JavaScript and other web-based programming languages and frameworks. Ideal candidates will have experience and proficiency with building user interfaces, stay up-to-date with new technologies and design approaches, present ideas and recommend solutions, possess strong communication skills, and have the ability to lead and collaborate as part of a larger team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain professional web sites used for eCommerce, marketing, information, and entertainment

  • Provide Magento solutions that allow the business flexibility and speed in handling eCommerce initiatives.

  • Produce engaging UX experiences using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Node.js, and Angular

  • Provide Drupal CMS solutions that allow business stakeholders flexibility and speed in handling site content

  • Develop new and existing Magento extensions

  • Develop extended functionality with MySQL and PHP

  • Interact with internal stakeholders and vendors to ensure consistent high quality and performance of the websites

  • Review code for quality, best practices, and security

  • Work with the QA department and Product Owners to make sure functional requirements are met

  • Perform activities related to support and development within project teams

  • Awareness of project timelines and schedules, and the ability to break down work to meet expectations

  • Understanding of project scope and the ability to provide feedback and alternatives

  • Design solutions in addition to completing tasks

  • Ability to efficiently troubleshoot complex problems, including root cause analysis

  • Leadership of other Developers in applying eCommerce and Magento standards and best practices

  • Collaboration among development and project teams to ensure successful delivery of work product

  • Strong grasp of responsive design

  • Git Based workflows

  • Incorporation and design of eCommerce solutions

What you should show up ready to teach anyone on your first day:

  • Magento development processes and techniques

Within your first month, you’ll:

  • Fully adapted to the agile work environment

  • Built rapport with team, extending to the business

  • Environment fully setup and running

  • Contributing to the sprint commitment

Within your first year, you’ll:

  • Fully integrated with the work

  • Drive Magento development roadmap

  • Mentor more junior staff on Magento and development tasks

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Mentoring of more junior developers

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or equivalent combination of experience and education required

  • Four years Full Stack PHP / HTML / CSS / JavaScript experience

  • Four years of Magento development, including Commerce Cloud (Enterprise)

  • Two years of Laravel, or similar development framework, experience

  • Two years LAMP stack development

  • Three years of JavaScript development experience, MVC framework experience preferred

  • Three years MySQL experience preferred

  • Drupal (or other CMS) experience including module development and advanced theming preferred – Drupal 8 experience preferred

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States - Visa sponsorship is not available.

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