We Are Hiring: eCommerce LAMP Stack Developer

About the Job

World Blitz is looking for an eCommerce Web Developer to work with our team at our site in Union, NJ. This person would need to work with our tightly-knit IT department in conjunction with our business groups to design, develop and test complex eCommerce. We are looking for a web designer/developer who would be responsible for the coding of our e-commerce websites. They will be involved with the technical structure of our websites including the ongoing involvement in the maintenance and update of our existing sites.

Hours may vary a week, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet development deadlines, which could include evenings and weekends. This is a chance to be part of the building of an expanding platform. We are a fast growing company in need of people willing to grow with us.

Skills and Requirements Needed:

We are looking for a passionate PHP/LAMP developer who has experience developing high-traffic, dynamic retail websites. This person should also have experience with retail websites, mobile app development a plus. The ideal candidate is an individual who is adaptable, self-driven, motivated and eager to learn.

• At least one year working with PHP for E-Commerce.
• Skills in web programming – rapid web development, proficient using HTML, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS and MYSQL required. Sphinx and/or Python experience a plus.
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
• A good understanding of web retail.
• An understanding of Templating Systems like Smarty
• An understanding of the benefits of SEO and the development skills to support SEO are a plus.
• Experience updating and expanding functionality of existing websites.
• Familiarity with mobile web practices including responsive web design and development.
• Strong communication and writing skills are a plus.
• The ability to communicate directly with peers and managers.
• Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and the ability to complete tasks quickly.
• Ability to properly manage a ticketing system.
• Knowledge of Google Adwords and Feeds is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Implement updates and revisions to our retail sites.
• Specifications/Requirements gathering as needed.
• Routine daily maintenance of existing sites and applications.

Daily Tasks:

Take ownership of daily project needs and communications.
• Communicate project status and deliverables with the team.
• Record time daily.
• Design, create and program MySQL databases if needed.
• Manage project tasks, timelines, and communication.
• Complete updates on existing websites.
• Perform routine site maintenance as needed.
• Other tasks as needed for successful project completion.

Additional Skills and Experience in these Areas are a Big Plus

• Front End Development
• Graphic Design
• B2B and B2C marketing and branding
• SEO and SEM analysis software – for example Raven Tools
• Familiarity with different content management systems both open source and proprietary http://media.newjobs.com/jobview_standard/images/pixel.gif

If interested please send a Cover Letter and a copy of your Resume to
hugh@worldblitzllc.com.

 

Lose the Stress and Start Your Holiday Shopping Early

Nightmares of Malls Danced In Their Heads

I don’t know about you but every December, around the two week mark I start to majorly stress out. Once again I find myself desperate to get all my holiday shopping done in mere weeks. I scour the malls and boutiques looking for the ‘perfect’ gifts to shower my loved ones. However, the joy of giving is almost always obliterated with feelings of maniacal frenzy. What better way to kill the spirit of the season than elbowing fellow shoppers and cutting off old ladies in the parking lot? The thought makes anyone want to skip the holidays altogether.

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Taking Back The Holidays

This year I am calling it quits and taking back my favorite season. I refuse to step foot into one more mall and plan to have all my shopping done by mid-month. How will I achieve this mythical feat you may ask? Why online shopping of course! Online shopping is widely becoming the mode of choice when it comes to season. With the emergence of events like Cyber Monday, the eCommerce marketplace has begun to take its rightful place at the top of the retail food chain. Beyond the obvious convenience factor, online deals are often far more economical than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. An afternoon online, especially on a Lifestyle-centered site like ShoppingBlitz, can destroy a checklist like no other!

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My personal dream is a latte in hand and my shopping done with the click of a mouse. I invite you to join me in my mission to bring peace back into the season. Let’s do ourselves a favor and lose the stress.  Maybe our revolution will inspire others to discover even more ways to add joy to the art of giving, after all isn’t that what it’s all about ?

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