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The Job:

So what are we looking for, exactly? We’re seeking an experienced Software Engineer fluent in PHP and general web technologies, preferentially with existing Magento development experience. As a Software Engineer, you will be working with a team of other highly skilled individuals to build rock-solid eCommerce websites from the ground up on the Magento platform and engage in the active and continued support and development of existing eCommerce sites for clientele with whom we have an existing retainer based relationship. You will be working primarily with Magento, an incredibly well architected, object-oriented, PHP-based eCommerce platform. As a highly-experienced Software Engineer, you are sure to learn many things from working with Magento and other technologies such as the leading and industry standard ERPs.
You will be responsible for developing in a local website environment, deploying to stage environments for client testing and quality assurance, teaming up with a Technical Lead to deploy final development to the production environment, and working with the Project Management team to make solution recommendations and/or provide estimates as needed.
It is expected that you will be passion driven, have an ever increasing love for embracing technology and seeing our clients and those that surround you succeed. We love working together and are united around what matters. We love to learn, and to share that learning amongst our team. It is your goal to see all of this happen!
If you have never worked with Magento before, consider this a challenge to sharpen your skills as an individual, all the while serving others and passionately pursuing what you love doing.

Requirements:
  • 3+ years of experience programming in PHP 5, Java or another similar object-oriented language
  • 1-2 years of MySQL database experience
  • An understanding of the Model-View-Controller paradigm and other basic design patterns
  • Experience working with a version control system such as Subversion or Git
  • Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript (preferably jQuery/Prototype) and CSS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong personal leadership ability
  • Ability to work well in a team development environment
  • Passionate about technology with a sharp attention to detail

Desired Skills, Abilities, and Characteristics:
  • Proven ability to construct scalable Magento modules
  • Experience administering LAMP stacks
  • Knowledge of Zend Framework, particularly the DBAL
  • Familiarity with Eclipse and the Xdebug PHP extention
  • Proficiency with Mac OS X (our primary development environment)
  • Experience working in a *nix command line environment
Application Content
When applying for this position, please make sure to include the following if at all possible:
  • Your resumé -- A copy of what’s on LinkedIn does not qualify
  • A medium to large chunk of code showcasing your programming ability. This should be Object-Oriented
  • If you have prior experience working with Magento, a copy of a module you’ve written if possible.

Benefits:
  • Awesome health insurance benefits
  • Macbook Pro for business/personal use
  • Generous paid-vacation and sick time
  • Boundless growth opportunities, both personally and professionally
  • Base-salary plus quarterly bonuses

About Classy Llama:

Classy Llama Studios, according to its namesake, is a bit different. Our culture is a bit zany, our approach to business is a bit unconventional, and it seems to be working quite well. We have a team of highly committed llamas that care about each other and care about the clients we serve. We have each other's backs, and what we do is more than a job; we are fulfilling a mission and pursuing a vision that we are passionate about. There's meaning to what we do, and that's the most important thing we have to offer new team members.

We specialize in eCommerce strategy, marketing, creative, and development. We work with eCommerce merchants who want to take their eCommerce business to the next level by implementing eCommerce best practices powered by solid technology implementation and effective design.

We work with Magento, the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world. We are one of the oldest Magento Gold Solutions Partners. Our experience with launching over 70 eCommerce sites includes work for brands like glo, Breville, Griffin Technologies, Finis, Planet Blue, Jack Rogers, and Montessori.

We are a team of ~30 who all work under one roof at our office in Springfield, MO. We play a lot of hacky sack. We work from our front porch when the weather's right. We love working together and creating things for our clients that we're proud of.

Check out the Classy Llama Team Page (http://classyllama.com/team) for additional context for our company culture.

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