Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by Amy Edwards2
What does a Magento developer do?
By Amy @BubbleJobs
Specialist Magento developers are one of the most sought after web developers at the moment thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of e-commerce. But what exactly do they do and do you need one for your online business?
If you haven’t already guessed, Magento developers work with the e-commerce web application platform Magento. Originally launched in 2008, Magento is a feature-rich platform which is built on open-source technology – quite simply it allows online merchants to control the look, functionality and content of their online store.
Lots of e-commerce business owners choose to take on specialist Magento developers because they have the technical know-how to get the most out of the multi-faceted platform. From SEO and catalogue-management to marketing and basic administration, Magento can be quite complex but Magento developers have the skills and knowledge to make it look a doddle.
If you employ Magento developers from the off they can be an invaluable piece of the puzzle when it comes to building an e-commerce store that appeals to both customers and search engines. Magento developers can help you with key tasks like setting up your website and finding a suitable host that can support Magento stores.
Because Magento offers an incredible amount of flexibility, it can be scaled back to suit any business – this means that developers have to work out which is the right Magento solution for your company and apply it to your online store. Rather than using a default template, they can also custom-build a store for you based on your particular needs and business values.
In addition to building an effective ‘back-end’ system, Magento developers are also experts when it comes to designing the ‘front-end’ of your site – they know what design elements need to be included to support Magento and know how to design a customer-friendly online store that has excellent user-experience built in as standard.
Magento developers also spend a great deal of time ensuring the platform is compatible with the existing products and services in your database – no easy feat. They also stay abreast of the latest extensions and themes and apply these to your online store as and when necessary.
Think that a Magento developer is a necessity for your business? Advertise for a new one on our Magento Jobs page today.