Magento Technical Architect at Wunderman Thompson Commerce, Watford, £Contract Rate

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  • Watford WD17, UK
  • Dec 24, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Magento 2 Technical Architect

Magento 2 technical architect (M2TA) required who has worked on a number of large projects that required customisation of Magento 2 functionality and development of new functionality. Candidates must be able to advise on technical implementation in order to assist the project team. You will need to convert requirements into technical and functional solutions for large, complex projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that any customisation aligns with the underlying Magento 2 architecture and product roadmap
  • Define the architectural approach and develop the integration between Magento 2 and 3rd party applications / legacy systems (fulfilment, PIM, payment …etc)
  • Provide feature estimates
  • Develop and enhance new and existing applications
  • Write, test, and deploy code using established standards and procedures
  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing software according to company standards and procedures
  • Design and deliver formal or informal training
  • Review deliverables and provide performance feedback Recommend process and technical improvements
  • Lead and mentor other developers (some of whom will not have Magento 2 experience)
  • Understand and adhere to specifications


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and find new ways of doing things. A team player who is proud of your work and wants to share with everyone! You like working in a fast-paced environment and are driven by the desire to improve the online purchasing experience for everyone, no matter what they are buying and from where!

The techy bit….we need you to be really great at:

  • Experience in software development including experience developing in Magento 2
  • Good communication skills/proven record of providing technical direction and leading a team
  • Very experienced in integrating Magento to 3rd party applications / legacy systems (fulfilment, PIM, payment etc)
  • Expertise with development life-cycle methodologies and best practices
  • Experience of Continuous Integration
  • Strong knowledge of Magento technical guidelines
  • Experience in Object Oriented PHP development
  • Experience developing Magento modules
  • Experience with HTML, XHTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, XSL
  • Experience of Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, nginx, Vagrant
  • Good communication skills/proven record of providing technical direction
  • Strong eCommerce background
  • Integration with back end systems via webservices.
  • Experience working with REST API’s
  • Positive attitude

If you know some of this even better!

Experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, PHP) stack

Strong relational database skills

Experience with Zend MVC Framework

Experience working on Open Source projects

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP’s leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.

Want to find out more about us?