Careers

Smart Solutions is a Magento and eCommerce agency who has provided web and eCommerce design and development services for over 15 years. We hire quality talent so you will be working with some of the best. We offer growth opportunities and the ability to make a meaningful contribution.

Smart Solutions offers opportunities to influence, learn and advance in an established growing eCommerce company. We welcome and encourage your ideas and input. Smart Solutions supports a work life balance.

NOTE: These are in-house, full time positions.

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    Key Responsibilities

    • Independently manage and deliver high-quality, on-budget and on-time technical eCommerce and web solutions
    • Ensure eCommerce project methodologies and best practices are effectively utilized
    • Be accountable for commitments, milestones, and all project deliverables
    • Identify client objectives and business requirements and work with the project team to architect online solutions that meet those requirements
    • Think like a business analyst and solve technical challenges using technology
    • Research and work with technical leads to recommend technology and software solutions including extensions, 3rd party systems and back office retail applications that will support business requirements
    • Effectively handle multiple, competing priorities; make recommendations for changes/adaptations to project plans in response to changing data or conditions
    • Create development specifications, test scenarios and standards for quality assurance
    • Make sure all projects live up to our high standards in design, usability and functionality
    • Develop training agendas and train clients and store administrators to use Magento
    • Assist with site architecture and product catalog definition as well as data loads
    • Troubleshoot and identify problems or software failures and work to quickly resolve them
    • Manage day to day client relationships and provide business value
    • Recommend and implement internal process improvements as needed to increase efficiencies and improve productivity

    Skills Required

    • Solid understanding of web technologies and experience in the full life cycle planning, management, execution and launch of eCommerce projects
    • Strong communication skills written, verbal and presentation
    • Financial competencies including budgeting, project profitability, estimating, pricing and scope management
    • Conflict resolution and negotiation
    • Ability to multi-task, stay organized and prioritize multiple projects and support tasks with minimal supervision
    • Team leadership skills with a “can-do” attitude and the ability to positively influence all members of the project team
    • Manage without micromanaging; our experienced development team appreciates support but also a degree of autonomy and flexibility
    • Meticulous, organized, detail-oriented approach to work

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  • Job Requirements and Primary Responsibilities

    • 5+ years in web software development with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
    • 3+ years solid Magento development and implementation experience including development and deployment of at least two Magento 2 projects
    • Understanding of the Magento admin dashboard including store and catalog configurations, orders, content, and settings
    • Must be able to research, develop code, test and deploy Magento eCommerce websites
    • Proficiency in developing, debugging and optimizing complex PHP
    • Advanced understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Strong MySQL database and SQL query experience
    • An understanding of Zend’s underlying architecture, the implications and challenges presented by the framework Magento is built upon
    • A deep understanding of Magento’s ORM architecture including simple models and Magento’s unique implementation of EAV
    • Experience with custom Magento modules. Blocks, Observers, Controllers, Models, Helpers, and SQL updates
    • Ability to upgrade, test and deploy Magento security patches
    • Implement and customize off-the-shelf Magento extensions and develop custom Magento extensions
    • Work with front-end web designers to implement custom Magento templates (Smart Solutions uses Luma for most projects)
    • Experience using PHP to create and consume web services (SOAP, XML-RPC, REST) and/or other experience implementing data integrations within the platform is a plus
    • Integrations with API-driven third-party systems is a plus

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  • Primary Job Responsibilities

    • WordPress website development including HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript and PHP
    • Use of media queries for responsive implemenation
    • Developing PSD files into fully custom, user-friendly websites
    • Editing graphics and photos for web use and development
    • Updating and maintaining existing WordPress websites including content and design updates
    • Content input and search engine optimization
    • Website QA and testing on multiple browsers and platforms
    • Core WordPress and plug-in upgrades and upgrade troubleshooting
    • Malware service monitoring and problem reporting
    • Research to find suitable software or plug-ins that will support a specific website functional task or solve a client’s business or technology problem
    • Assist with setup and troubleshooting of domain names, DNS settings, email accounts, hosting accounts
    • Internal support of corporate website
    • Direct client communication is often necessary
    • WooCommerce experience is a definite plus including assistance with payment gateway integration and configuration

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  • Key Responsibilities

    • Scope and assist with documentation of potential or active projects
    • Work closely with Technical Lead and client during requirements gathering and documentation process
    • Assist with the estimating and scheduling of projects
    • Manage multiple projects concurrently from initial conception through launch
    • Collaborate with business owners and operational teams to identify requirements
    • Manage a wide range of day-to-day client interaction
    • Resolve design or resource issues before they impact budget or cause schedule delays
    • Identify, document, and manage scope or deliverable change requests, whether initiated internally or by the client to ensure timely and profitable delivery
    • Ensure projects are implemented according to requirements
    • Develop and tightly manage timelines for various sized projects to ensure projects are launched on a timely basis
    • Actively assist on projects where skills and knowledge allow for such
    • Independently test new software or enhancements to existing software and manage project testing activities with developers, testers and clients
    • Perform final assessment and quality control of deliverables before delivery to client
    • Increase the value of assigned projects through pro-active strategic advice, direction, and upselling of project features and options
    • Manage and help plan Agile sprints
    • Address and remove roadblocks impacting the Agile teams ability to complete sprint deliverables
    • Ability to think critically and problem solve even when you might not be the subject matter expert on the issue
    • Maintain a high level of quality and consistency on all project features
    • Regularly communicate and update client stakeholders and management on project progress, changes, risks, issues and any project related items
    • Provide implementation and post-implementation support as needed
    • Keep up with online, mobile or industry trends as well as competitive trends

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Project management experience preferably in web-based company
    • Outstanding communication skills
    • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff from entry level employees to C-level executives
    • Ability to multi-task and strong time organizational skills
    • Skilled at working independently as well as in a team setting
    • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative
    • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail
    • Understanding of user interface best practices, web application design, usability and responsive websites
    • Understanding of basic web technologies
    • Ability to document technical requirements
    • Hands-on WordPress experience, use or implementation of custom themes and configuration
    • Friendly personality and positive attitude

    Nice to Have

    • VersionOne experience or proficiency in other Agile methodologies
    • Technical web development background a plus
    • Familiarity with the Magento eCommerce platform
    • Understanding of Search Engine Optimization best practices

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