Position: Chief Technology Officer Ecommerce
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Employment: Full-Time In-House Position
Do you want to make a multi-million dollar commerce company even better? We are an award-winning and WSJ featured e-tailer serving the web for over 20 years, and still growing. We're evolving our systems and development team and are looking for an ambitious technical lead to help get us to the next stage. We are headed to the Magento platform and need a developer/manager to lead the charge. Experience with Magento and PHP and must. Leadership, management, and creative thinking skills are ideal, but SEO and ecommerce experience and actual coding experience and ability are requirements.
Why The Knifecenter?
In fact, our company was the first company to sell production knives online and we are still the leader today, all from one location. However, we are still a medium sized company (just over 30 employees) located in a beautiful region just outside of the Washington DC area - away from the traffic, but close enough to enjoy the city.
Our culture is unique
Although we are busy, we enjoy a casual work environment and are fully stocked with food up until you leave for the day. We offer a small gym with shower facilities. From dev and design to marketing and customer service to warehouse and shipping, we are a supportive team and open communication and collaboration is the key to our success.
Very good benefits package for the DC area
We offer health insurance benefits as well as 401K and profit sharing. Life is about more than work and you get up to 4 weeks paid vacation.
This position is not just management but the successful candidate will be willing and able to get into the weeds and code as needed and will work closely with a designer to develop web pages and back-end logic to support business projects. The candidate will also review and support the current code and other internal resources to ensure it performs as expected and follows industry best practices for coding, performance and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
The ideal candidate would be responsible for:
Document technical designs for custom site features.
Magento is likely in the future and so, PHP and direct experience with Magento 2 is preferred
Develop using business requirements from internal and external resources across several areas including front-end (client-side), back-end (server-side), and/or web service technologies.
Report project status and updates to the Senior Management team.
Ensure web pages/site follows best practices from a coding, SEO, and performance perspective.
Work with web designers to deliver pages that integrate text, graphics, sound, and/or video.
Explain pros and cons of design approaches from a technical perspective to non-technical business partners.
An understanding of the fundamentals and concepts of Magento, PHP, and Zend
Document developed code and maintain quality standards..
Apply knowledge of ecommerce and web technology to business strategies and opportunities to drive the business to success.
You can and may be a part of hiring your entire engineering team. We have an in-house creative department including our design, photographers and copywriting, support for our ERP and plenty of us are familiar with our in-house hardware processes.
Required skill set:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with minimum 3-5 years hands-on e-commerce development experience
Demonstrable knowledge of PHP, XML, XHTML, JSON, CSS, Modules i.e. API integration, Payment Gateways, XML with a focus on standards
Magento 2 experience is a plus.
Experience supporting an e-commerce platform with two or more published e-commerce websites under your belt
Extensive experience of PHP 7 and MySQL
Demonstrable GIT source control experience
Thorough knowledge of SEO required
Experience with Linux and Windows Servers
KnifeCenter is the premier cutlery e-commerce website, having been an industry leader on the internet since 1995. We are currently going through an expansion phase and this means that we need a lot of new people to join us.
We offer incredible opportunities for web savvy and professional individuals who want to work at the cutting edge of e-commerce.
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