Position Title: Junior Web Developer
Reports To: IT Manager
About Mars Botanical
Building on more than 15 years of Mars, Incorporated global leadership in the science investigating the health and biomedical potential of flavanols, Mars Botanical was established as a scientific division of Mars, Incorporated in 2007 to focus on research and product development involving flavanols, phytonutrients found in cocoa, tea, wine and certain fruits and vegetables. Mars Botanical’s mission is to improve human health by promoting and delivering the natural power of flavanols through passionate and caring entrepreneurship. We will continue to focus on industry leading research and product development involving flavanols, phytonutrients found in cocoa and certain fruits and vegetables.
About Mars Symbioscience
Mars Symbioscience is the global health & life sciences segment of Mars, Incorporated focused on delivering evidence-based science. An idea incubator, Mars Symbioscience is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, U.S.A., and through its business units, Mars Botanical, Mars Veterinary and Mars Plantcare, produces brands including
Purpose of Role
Mars Symbioscience is currently seeking a junior-mid Software Developer who has at least a year of Magento experience. The successful candidate must also have proven experience with PHP and Subversion.
The Web Developer will lead the development of Mars Botanical’s eCommerce and business web sites. This role will be responsible for managing, supporting and optimizing existing systems as well as building out new systems utilizing leading edge technology and online business practices. The ideal candidate for this role will have a solid development background, a proven background of implementing new technologies to drive business objectives, as well as a proven ability to manage complex projects from start to finish. This role will also give the right candidate the opportunity to grow and expand their skill set by working with a forward thinking marketing & technology team that are focused on building new online and retail businesses.
Maintain / support existing Magento eCommerce & micro sites including cocoavia.com, marsbotanical.com, healthycocoa.com.
Support the continued build out of our Magento eCommerce platforms along with ensuring proper site integration with fulfillment centers, call centers, and other systems.
Work with marketing team to implement leading edge technologies in to our web sites to increase product awareness, create web communities, and generate product sales.
Ensure that our sites are maximizing our investments in SEM and working with our business partners, as well as sharing best practices & knowledge across business segments.
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
Solid ecommerce experience, ideally on the Magento Enterprise Platform
Experience with Zend or CakePHP Frameworks or other genuinely object oriented enterprise quality Frameworks
Extensive familiarity with software design techniques, testing plans and procedures, and deployment practices, which ensure excellent quality, performance, scalability, and availability of the web applications
Strong foundation in Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Databases, Networking, and Web protocols
Solid experience in developing /supporting PHP coded sites is a must
Proven ability to work with designers to transform design visions in to working sites
Identify and evaluate commercially available solutions against requirements and present recommendations
Manage and direct requests for system enhancements and support
Manage vendors responsible for hosting
years experience with web business systems development & support
2+ years in web development / programming
2+ years developing/supporting ecommerce businesses
1+ year leading/managing web development projects including ecommerce.
Working knowledge of PCI requirements
- Bachelors degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or
- 1+ year working with Magnto including customization and development of
This is a full-time, regular salaried position.
We offer a comprehensive benefits program and very competitive pay.
IT: Development: Applications
Mars knows chocolate sales are nothing to snicker at. It makes such worldwide favorites as M&M's, Snickers, and the Mars bar. Other...