Software Engineer

Classy Llama
Springfield, MO
Sep 30, 2017
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Job Description

Software Engineer

The Job:

So what are we looking for, exactly? We're seeking an experienced Software Engineer. As a Software Engineer, you will be part of a team working to our build clients' eCommerce websites from the ground up on the Magento platform, while performing IT support and ongoing development for existing clients with whom we have a retainer relationship. You will be working primarily with Magento, an incredibly well architected, object-oriented, PHP-based eCommerce platform. Even if you're a highly experienced developer, you are sure to learn many things from working with the Magento system.

You will be responsible for developing in a local website environment, deploying to stage sites for client testing and quality assurance, teaming up with a Technical Lead to deploy final development to the production environment, and working with Project Management to make solution recommendations and provide estimates as needed.

  • 3+ years of PHP, Java, or .NET (or other object-oriented language) programming experience
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented PHP 5 development
  • 1-2 years of MySQL database experience (or other database system)
  • Understanding of the MVC paradigm and design patterns
  • Subversion/CVS experience (or any other version control system)
  • HTML/JavaScript knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail
  • Strong personal leadership skills
  • Ability to work well in a team development environment

Desired Skills, Abilities, and Characteristics:
  • Server administration experience
  • jQuery, Bootstrap, and/or knockout experience
  • Experience working with a framework such as the Symfony 2 or Laravel
  • CSS experience
  • Familiarity with a PHP IDE (PHP Storm, Eclipse, Netbeans) and the Xdebug or ZendDebug PHP debugger
  • Proficiency with Mac OS X (primary development environment)
  • Experience working in a Linux/Unix CLI
  • Prior Magento development experience

Benefits or should we say "Perks:"
  • 100% company paid medical insurance!
  • 100% company paid life insurance (with the ability to purchase additional voluntary life insurance)!
  • Dental and Vision insurance available.
  • Macbook Pro for business and personal use.
  • Ability to work from home on an as-needed basis because life happens as does bad weather!
  • Monthly fun company events (laser tag, rock climbing, ice skating, picnics in the park,etc!)
  • NO dress code - with the exception of your pjs...don't show up in your pjs!
  • Kids and pets welcome in the office (we have a dog named Galloway that visits frequently!)

Classy Llama is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Classy Llama does not sponsor work visas at this time.

When applying for this position, please make sure to include the following if at all possible:
  • Your resum -- A copy of what's on LinkedIn does not qualify!
  • Code samples showcasing your skills, we can provide a test case for you to build if most of your code is under NDA

Company Description
Classy Llama, according to its namesake, is a bit different. Our culture is outside-of-the-box and our approach to business is a bit unconventional. We have a team of highly committed Llamas that care about each other, our families, our community, and the clients we serve. We have each other's back, and what we do is more than a job; we are fulfilling a mission and pursuing a vision that we are passionate about. We do it to make a real and positive difference... and for the free snacks (read on for more details)

We specialize in eCommerce strategy, marketing, creative, and development. We work with eCommerce merchants who want to take their eCommerce business to the next level by implementing eCommerce best practices powered by solid technology implementation and effective design.

We work with Magento, the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world. We are one of the oldest Magento Gold Solutions Partners. Our experience with launching over 70 eCommerce sites includes work for brands like glo, Breville, Griffin Technologies, Finis, Planet Blue, Jack Rogers, and Montessori.

We are a team of over 40 people with most of us in the Springfield, Missouri office and a few remote employees who we lovingly call "robots". We love the people we work with and take time to have fun together. We work from our front porch when the weather's right. And we enjoy creating things for our clients that we're proud of.

Check out the Classy Llama Team Page at for additional awesomeness!!!!!

Springfield, MO


Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:53:37 PDT