Senior Magento / Application Architect

GRAYBOX is hiring a Senior Magento / Application Architect for building ecommerce applications on Magento, and much more.

Join The GRAYBOX Team

This Magento/PHP Architect is responsible for building e-commerce applications, maintaining existing PHP code, optimizing MySQL queries, developing custom PHP solutions, and actively assisting in improving the usability, usefulness and functionality of highly customized consumer and business-to-business Magento Community and Enterprise Systems. We routinely build new systems and adopt legacy installations, so you must be able to architect well the new and troubleshoot the old.


  • 8+ years with PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript development.
  • 5+ years solid Magento development and implementation experience.
  • Proficiency in developing, debugging and optimizing complex PHP web applications.
  • Develop Integrations with API-driven third-party systems such as SalesForce, NetSuite and SAP.
  • Knowledgeable of fraud and site security issues.
  • Implement and customize off-the-shelf Magento extensions and develop custom Magento extensions for both CE and EE.
  • Work with front-end web designers to implement custom Magento templates.
  • Customer-focused with excellent follow through on commitments.
  • Experience using PHP to create and consume web services (SOAP, XML-RPC, REST) and/or other experience implementing data integrations within the platform a plus.
  • You are ramping up on Magento 2, and familiar with the differences, challenges and benefits between Magento 1 and Magento 2.


  • Your Magento skills are top notch (could you lecture at Imagine?).
  • You fully understand Zend’s underlying architecture, the implications and challenges presented by the framework Magento is built upon.
  • You have a deep understanding of Magento’s ORM architecture including simple models and Magento’s unique implementation of EAV.
  • You’ve built many custom Magento modules. Blocks, Observers, Controllers, Models, Helpers, and SQL updates are all 2nd nature.
  • You can stretch Magento to its limits and beyond. Have you gutted Magento checkout process and replaced it with an integration to another checkout system? Have you turned a Magento framework into a social network? Have you connected Magento to live lookups of shipping, pricing, payments, reviews, or other third-party integrations?


  • Competitive Salary + Participation in Regular Bonuses upon Completion of Performance Metrics
  • Partially Paid Health and Dental Insurance
  • 401K with Matching
  • 20 Days PTO & Floating Holidays
  • Flex/Comp Time
  • $1,000 / Year Education Budget (books, conferences, etc.)


Position is onsite in our awesome SE Portland office.


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