Melon

ABOUT MELON

Melon broke into the technology space in March of 2017, focused on efficiently and effectively connecting businesses with their customers using technology. Comprising of more than 30 people, we are an elite, concentrated company of driven technologists focused on producing great work. By utilizing our extensive experience and eliminating the unnecessary overhead of large agencies, Melon is able to provide world-class solutions without bloated budgets or compromised delivery.

We are headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Raleigh and Buenos Aires. As a company, we strive for simplicity and diversity. Simplicity in our work, getting things done and keeping spend to a minimum. Diversity in our thinking and in our hiring, bringing new and unique ideas forward at all times.

Melon's success can be attributed to the core beliefs it was founded on. There are a lot of amazing people out there that have built large agencies and great teams, but who just want to get back to doing great work. We understand how to deliver on some of the most challenging projects. But we are also all too familiar with the costs, politics, and turnover that come with that structure. Melon was built as a way to take all of that knowledge and passion and put it back in an environment where it can thrive.

WHY WORK AT MELON?

Melon is a growing group of expert technologists who have come together with a single goal: do great work. No nonsense, no drama, just amazing people doing some really cool stuff.

The average Melon employee has more than a dozen years of industry experience. Our US leadership team all have 20+ years of experience working with large agencies and consulting groups serving Fortune 500, large government, and large non-profit clients on complex digital transformation projects. Our expertise isn’t limited to the specific technical skills that are necessary to construct a website. We have a deep understanding of project financials, product positioning, and change management. We don’t just know how to build an application that meets your requirements - we know how to deal with all of the related aspects of getting that application into production and driving users to it.

YOUR ROLE. Key Responsibilities

  • Work with architects to design, develop and implement Magento ecosystem commerce solutions

  • Lead Magento ecosystem development team in all development related project related activities

  • Integrate with major external systems including ERP, CRM, OMS, payment gateway system, middleware, and other systems as required by project scope

  • Participation in post-sales technical scoping, requirements and solution evaluation & review

  • Evaluating clients’ 1st and 3rd party data integration, technology vendor requirements, and participating in developing integration strategies for the platform

  • Assist with preparation of client facing technical communication and documentation

  • Work closely with other roles to create and improve standardized processes and solutions

  • Keep up to date with all industry changes and latest methodology within the commerce industry

YOUR EXPERIENCE. Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience with PHP and Magento ecommerce

  • 2+ years’ experience with Magento 2

SET YOURSELF APART. Preferred Skills

  • General knowledge of the Magento ecosystem including MCC, MOM, MBI, Magento Shipping and Social – Specific experience in the above is a plus

  • Has an understanding and the ability to function in the Magento ecosystem

  • Understand and able to articulate the omni-channel end to end commerce value proposition

  • Strong integration and architectural knowledge of the Magento platform

  • Expert PHP and Object-Oriented Programming skills

  • Experience working with the Magento Commerce database and use of the Magento data layer

  • Has leveraged open source LAMP/LEMP stack, particularly PHP and MySQL, and the use of creation of third-party libraries and frameworks

  • Working knowledge of server level infrastructure as applied to Magento Commerce builds including installation/configuration of Apache2, NGINX, Varnish, Redis, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and associated prerequisites

  • Familiarity with the following: JavaScript, HTML5, XML/ XSL, SOAP, REST, AJAX, CSS3

  • Strong understanding of Design Patterns

  • Good team player who can work with people of all levels / backgrounds

  • Working knowledge shopping cart development with shipping, payment gateway integration for E-commerce websites

  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of APIs including building of custom endpoints

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Melon (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Melon or an affiliated Melon business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Melon is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Melon is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Melon is built around people who have a passion for technology and love to innovate. We never stop learning and challenging ourselves to be better, and it comes through in our work. We are always looking for great people to add to our team. Send us a note and tell us about why you want to be a part of Melon.