Reach Studios is looking for a talented Magento 2 developer who will build and maintain an array of eCommerce websites. Your main tasks will be to implement themes & extensions, ensure that security patches are installed and maintain existing functionality. You will also be responsible for developing new modules and applying any required customisation. We’re looking for someone with at least two to three years of experience building & improving the web, with a passion and attitude that fits well with our team.

Working closely with our in-house development team, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Building & maintaining the features & functionalities for a number of e-commerce stores.
  • Work alongside our developers to ensure that all code is consistent, efficient, and maintainable.
  • Working on multiple development projects and delivering on time.
  • Optimising the performance of the websites to ensure a seamless user experience.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging issues that arise, working closely with other members of the team to ensure timely resolution.
  • Working with APIs to integrate various back-end services and databases such as ERP & WMS software.
  • Installing updates and security patches.
  • Staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies in e-commerce and web development, making recommendations for improvement and optimisation.

The ideal candidate

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in web development, with a focus on Magento as an eCommerce enthusiast
  • Extensive knowledge of Magento 2 development and architecture
  • Proficiency in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, XML & JavaScript
  • Proficient in local development infrastructure such as Docker, Homebrew and Composer to set up projects locally without assistance
  • A background with Elasticsearch and the ability to debug and solve issues related to it
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Alpine.js is a plus
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Git.
  • Experience with the Hyvä theme and Tailwind CSS framework is an added benefit
  • Independent problem-solving, Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of cross-browser and device compatibility issues, constraints and solutions.
  • Proficient in translating visual wireframes and UI prototypes into digital experiences.
  • Understanding of responsive design and building for a mobile experience.
  • Experience in the area of performance optimisation (optimising code and database queries, minifying CSS and JavaScript files, deferring render-blocking resources and off-screen images, implementing server side caching technologies (Redis, Varnish), and CDN setup.

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and qualifications required.

Culture

We have embraced a flexible, hybrid working culture, so pick and choose where you work, with our only preference being that you’re in the office often enough for us to get to know you.

If you are coming into the office, we work from the iconic Hillsborough Barracks, so driving or public transport are taken care of, we have an ample offering of free parking too.

We will also give you the time, space and budget to learn new technologies and further your own knowledge as a developer.

We equip our development team with a Macbook or an Apple machine, of some description.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • EV car scheme
  • Ample free parking
  • Fully funded Perkbox membership (access to 000’s of discounts)
  • Fully funded Medicash membership (health and wellbeing)
  • Profit share scheme
  • Modern workplace amenities:
  • On-site shower
  • Kitchen
  • Gaming setup for downtime
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual leave – we offer 20 days annual leave plus all UK public holidays as standard, as well as a business shut down over Christmas and New Year
  • We’re a friendly, social bunch – We have our fair share of social events which involve all of our team. From the Summer and Christmas party to Friday Beers, we’ve something for everyone.

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid

Ability to commute/relocate: Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Reliably commuting or planning to relocate before starting work is required.

Experience: 2-3 years minimum

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £30,000.00 per year