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Magento Developers have a lot of knowledge about back-end and front-end development as well as how to develop e-commerce websites.

To understand what a Magento Developer does, you need to know what Magento is: Magento is an e-commerce platform. It serves as a starting place for developers to create websites that sell products or services to users. Developers use the core features of Magento (like the shopping cart, checkout process, and catalogue) to customize the e-commerce website.

What does a Magento Developer do, typically?

Magento Developers do everything from installing Magento onto the website to creating customized features and themes to configuring an online store. They also:

  • Build Magento themes from provided designs
  • Optimize Magento’s performance and loading times
  • Configure Magento e-commerce stores to support multilingual and multi-currency set-ups
  • Install, test and configure payment plugins such as PayPal, Venmo, etc.
  • Integrate other softwares into Magento like CRM (customer relationship management) software or accountancy software
  • Perform audits of Magento websites for SEO (search engine optimization)

Magento Developers are not only:

Front-End Developers or Back-End Developers

Everything that is seen on a website (known as the front-end), was developed by a Front-End Developer. Front-End Developers are skilled in HTML/CSS, JavaScript frameworks, JQuery, and responsive design. Back-End Developers are needed to make the server, application, and database communicate with each other. Back-end developers use server-side languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, and .net to build an application, and tools like MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server to find, save, or change data and serve it back to the user in front-end code. These developers specialize in the back-end of website, applications, and software.

Many Magento Developers have both front-end and back-end knowledge but are creating customized projects for the Magento platform. However, in some cases, you may find someone who specializes in either front-end Magento development or back-end Magento development.

Magento Developer Certifications

If you’re looking for a Magento Developer, you may want to consider finding someone with certifications. A Magento Certified Frontend Developer receives their certification by training and taking an exam. There are a couple types of certifications:

  • Magento Certified Developer (MCD)
  • Magento Certified Developer Pus (MCD+) 

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As a Magento Developer at <Company XXX>, you’ll get to work on both the front-end and back-end of a major website project utilizing the Magento platform for e-commerce. Use your deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to help on the front-end. On the back-end, showcase your PHP expertise. More specifically, you’ll get to utilize your:

  • Strong knowledge of the Magento platform
  • Build Magento themes from provided designs
  • Optimize Magento’s performance and loading times
  • Configure Magento e-commerce stores to support multilingual and multi-currency set-ups
  • Install, test and configure payment plugins such as PayPal, Venmo, etc.
  • Integrate other softwares into Magento like CRM software or accountancy software
  • Perform audits of Magento websites for SEO

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