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Digital Operative Inc

Senior Developer

Development – San Diego, California
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Digital Operative is a growing digital agency in search of a highly motivated Senior Developer to join our expanding team. You’ll learn our existing methodologies and apply your own to ensure that DO is producing best in class technologies on all of it’s products. You will get your hands dirty working on e-commerce sites (Magento, Shopify Plus) and CMS platforms. You will work collaboratively with Systems Engineers, Back End Developers and UX Designers throughout this process.  You will have a passion for creating digital solutions for a variety of clients across Outdoors, Active Lifestyle, Retail, Fashion, Consumer Electronics and Nonprofits.

You will be a DO’er who adopts and contributes to DO’s fun and amazing culture. We are an eclectic group of individuals who make quick and accurate decisions in a fast-paced environment. Looking for someone to join the team who loves dogs, happy hours, company volunteer days, and proud to be a part of our DO family!


  • Create clean, well-documented, efficient and standard-compliant code with an eye towards performance optimization

  • Define, design, develop, integrate, test, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot, and enhance applications and tools written in PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and other languages as necessary

  • Write secure code and exercise good judgment in handling sensitive data

  • Troubleshoot critical production issues

  • Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices

  • Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regards to accessibility, usability and emerging technologies; keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects

  • Write technical requirements as needed

  • Implement and maintain Magento best practices

  • Evaluate developer code quality

  • Understand client short and long term goals and recommend solutions

  • Set up, configure and optimize enterprise level e-commerce software and servers

  • Develop custom modules for integration into ERP, Accounting, fulfillment and marketing systems

  • Integrate user interface designs, flows and processes

  • Pay attention to software development process practices by the team and help improve it so we deliver products on time with quality

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by learning, applying and educating team on software best practices.


  • Someone who is solutions oriented and knows how to troubleshoot issues

  • Able to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment while keeping a calm and upbeat attitude

  • Loves the code!

  • Able to communicate well with clients and team members.


  • 4-6 years of experience building scalable robust web or ecommerce applications in OOP PHP

  • Experience working with the following technologies: Javascript, XML, JSON, SQL, PHP

  • Experience with OOP PHP

  • Experience working from the linux command line

  • General knowledge of Git and GitFlow

  • Attention to detail and relentless pursuit for best in class solutions

  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud platforms

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