System Software Developer - BigCommerce

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £375 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Bobby Blaney

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    October/November 2019

  • Client:


Title BigCommerce Developer
Location Manchester (Close to Airport)
Contract 3-6 Months
Start ASAP

My client is looking to bring onboard an experienced developer with strong knowledge and understanding of BigCommerce as they embark upon a crucial period, modernising a number of business systems. We are looking for a web developer with significant BigCommerce experience who can take on distinct pieces of work to customise the out-of-the-box solution.

This upgrade will be inclusive of; Enterprise Resource Planning system, Warehouse Management System and Ecommerce platform.

The current development platform is a highly customised version of an open source ecommerce system written in PHP and this new role will be key to the success of the third element of this modernisation plan; the migration to a new ecommerce platform.

Examples of some of the current challenges that require solution are;

  • Re-engineering the colour facet
  • Displaying either Gross and Net prices dependant on customer preference and account type
  • Applying correct taxation and price lists dependant on account type and geographic location
  • Ensure that each language variant of the site uses the correct HREFLANG tags for all the other language variants of the site.

Additional work would include, but not limited to;

  • Multi-language support.
  • Analytics tracking and analysis.
  • Refining and optimising search.
  • SEO - correct handling of all existing redirects, product URLs, structured data etc.
  • Google shopping feed - we have optimised our current feed in a number of ways which will also need applying to the BigCommerce feed.
  • Use of ShipperHQ for shipping service configuration.
  • Working with Patchworks as the middleware for integration with the ERP system NetSuite.

From a business perspective, the successful developer will be expected to;

  • Be responsible for all phases of the software lifecycle.
  • Take ownership of solutions from inception, through to delivery and maintenance.
  • Effectively manage own time between ongoing tasks.
  • Design and develop high quality, well-documented and comprehensible code.
  • Adhere to development policies and standards.
  • Communicate to a high standard, both written and verbally.
  • Coach and assist development team mates with regard to BigCommerce technology.
  • Work with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Work independently and within a team.
  • Use own initiative to solve problems.
  • Proactively initiate and drive process improvements.
  • Report progress and flag issues in a timely manner.