Bear Group

Magento Developer

Full-Time in Seattle, WA - Remote OK - Mid Level - Development

Bear Group is a leading web development firm looking for a Magento developer to join our team of Magento experts. Bear Group operates as a distributed company, with headquarters in Seattle, WA, but this is a fully remote position. We’re a remote-first company headquartered in Seattle and have helped hundreds of organizations—across a wide range of industries—align their technology to their business goals over the past 14 years.

Our focus in web development enables us to develop deep expertise in Drupal, Magento, and Shopify and to provide top-notch custom solutions for clients. We’re looking for an experienced Magento Developer to join our team. Our Developers need to be self-motivated and able to work independently most of the time, but we have a friendly and capable team to collaborate with along the way. We value and support ongoing education and professional development to keep up with ever-evolving technologies and practices.

With Bear Group, you will tackle technical problems, code and debug, and participate in weekly meetings. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently most of the time, but we have a friendly and capable team to collaborate with when you encounter obstacles. Work will include:

  • Developing custom modules and extensions for Drupal CMS and Magento Commerce.
  • Integration with various APIs and third-party systems.
  • Migrating existing sites to modern platforms.
  • Maintaining a detailed personal task plan, working in Jira, and adhering to project schedules.
  • Participate with Technical PMs and clients on scoping custom implementations, Agile sprint planning and general project management.
  • Ensuring a quality product is delivered to clients.

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields, plus a minimum of 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Strong expertise in building eCommerce websites using frameworks including Magento.
  • Preference for client-service environments -- web development firms, technical support teams, interactive agencies, graphic design firms.
  • Independence, enthusiasm, superb written communication, and organization skills.

Technical Qualifications

  • 4+ years in web development and strong PHP experience; experience with the Zend framework a plus.
  • Experience with Drupal or Magento and their respective API’s.
  • Experience integrating with third-party API’s and web services.
  • .NET/C#, Java or Ruby experience will be helpful, but most coding projects are currently in PHP. Must have an understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Model-View-Controller (MVC) frameworks.
  • Understanding of content organization and concepts within information architecture.
  • Interest in the open-source software development model & participation in the open source development community.
  • Front-end and standard Internet protocols, cross-browser, XML, HTML, HTTP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript (jquery), Flash, Ajax.

What to Expect

During your first week you will work closely with our Director of Engineering to set up your new system and familiarize with our processes and tools. The system will be either Mac, Linux, or Windows to your preference, and we use Docker to manage virtual machines for a consistent development server stack. Other tools you will use include:

  • Git for source control
  • GitHub/Bitbucket for Git repositories
  • Jira for project management
  • Confluence for documentation
  • Slack for communication

In addition to competitive pay, a new computer, insurance, and 401k match, you’ll also receive:

  • 3 Weeks PTO plus approximately 10 vacation days annually
  • $1500 annual education stipend
  • Software stipend for the tools that you prefer to do the job

More About Bear Group

We are a fully distributed team that primarily builds in PHP on the Magento and Drupal platforms for eCommerce and content management sites. Since we are fully remote, you can work from anywhere! We do require at least 4 hours of working time overlap with the Pacific time zone workday. As a high client-focused organization, you will occasionally need to meet according to their schedule. This typically falls between 8 and 5 Pacific time, and we strive to give you plenty of time to focus on development.

To learn more about the company, visit We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.