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Job Ref:  204756533
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Wirral
Post Code:  CH49
Salary:  £50000 - £55000/annum
08/10/2016 03:50
The Head of Backend Development is responsible for leading the development team for the e-commerce platform Magento, from backend, to implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. They will be collaborating with the Front End Magento and Marketing team to produce outstanding user experiences, developing and maintaining high traffic e-commerce sites visited by customers worldwide. The ideal candidate is someone who will excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and who is also an all-around team player.


* Monitor and optimise site performance, stability and security
* Troubleshoot and resolve issues with existing custom codes
* Customise and deploy Magento extensions and themes
* Develop new technology through custom development
* Work with UI/UX designers on implementing site changes
* Write documentation of current and future configurations, processes and procedures
* Utilize web services to integrate with 3rd party applications
* Keep Magento up to date and upgrade to the latest release
* Collaborate with Marketing, other developers and 3rd party resources to develop new ways to enhance functionality and increase conversions
* Manage and coordinate efforts of multiple 3rd party resources

Skills and Qualifications:

* At least 5 years' working with Magento and PHP development
* Magento Certified Developer Plus
* Experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS
* Experience creating modules and themes in Magento
* Experience with responsive design standards
* Experience with source control system (GIT)
* Experience with XML-RPC, REST, SOAP and other web services
* Experience with Apache, MySQL, Nginx, Varnish, Redis
* Experience with caching and CDN implementation
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Past experience of working with other e-commerce platforms a plus (Shopify, BigCommerce, Demandware)
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