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Magento Developer

Play Sports Group are looking for a Magento Developer to join our growing team based in Bath.

ABOUT YOU

As our Magento Developer you’ll be responsible for looking after the GCN, GMBN, GTN and EMBN shops, maintaining and developing them into being even better than they already are. You will also work alongside our development team and design teams to create and maintain beautiful and functional ecommerce sites for our great clients, which include some of the biggest brands in cycling.

You’ll have worked with Magento and PHP for a number of years and will be comfortable with version control and deployment tools. You’ll have an understanding of MVC patterns and frameworks along with a good working knowledge of front end development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript – though our front end designers will be there to help.

With any Magento build there are always a number of integrations that need to be made, so you will be comfortable with integrating third party services such as payment gateways, ERP and ticketing systems into a Magento setup.

Creating innovative development solutions will come as second nature to you, and you will be happy to work alongside our talented designers as part of a collaborative team to realise these. We strive to create unique online shopping experiences that stand out from the crowd. You will have built your own themes, modules and extensions for Magento and are happy working on a bespoke design for clients. You will also be happy working with third party modules and extensions where needed. Your sites will also be maintainable and scalable as we grow and adapt our sites to meet our clients’ needs.

You will be up for the challenge of working in a fast moving, dynamic industry. With your finger on the pulse of digital technology and an eagerness to learn, you will be a valuable part of our digital team.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

KEY SKILLS

  • Building bespoke Magento themes, modules and extensions
  • Extensive experience of building and customisation of Magento themes, modules and extensions
  • Experience of integrating a variety of payment service providers
  • Good understanding of the Zend framework and object orientated PHP in general
  • Ability to work to a deadline and still produce fast, scalable websites
  • Excellent understanding of MySQL
  • Promote quality of code with the development team to ensure knowledge is shared and code is reviewed
  • Able to code HTML and CSS with some JavaScript skills
  • Version control should be a way of life

NICE TO HAVE

  • Magento developer certification
  • WordPress experience
  • Unit testing experience
  • An interest in cycling!

ABOUT US

The Play Sports Group is home to Play Sports Network and Shift Active Media.
Play Sports Network is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling. Combining our deep love of the sport with world leading expertise in video and digital distribution, we have built a leadership position in the market.
We operate a number of market-leading YouTube channels, Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network, Global Triathlon Network, EMBN, GCN Tech and GMBN Tech with over 2.1 million subscribers and millions of fans across associated social media platforms. Our presenters are ex-pros from the very highest levels who connect with the fans, and with world class athletes.
SHIFT Active Media is the award-winning cycling media agency and works alongside some of the biggest, most high profile brands in the cycling world. SHIFT is a full-service creative and communications agency providing a wide a variety of project to help clients achieve their strategic objectives: from website design and build, apps, print and digital advertising creative, media planning and buying, through social media strategy and delivery, commercial video creation, PR, and beyond.

BENEFITS

  • Recently refurbished city centre office
  • MacBook Pro and dual monitors
  • Generous holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • A good coffee machine
  • Bike parking
  • Really good showers
  • Free fruit and jelly sweets
  • Relaxed office environment

CONTACT

Digital Director, James Morell on james.morell@shiftactivemedia.com