Lead Magento Architect

  • 4134 Del Rey Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Guidance, the leading customer centric commerce service provider, lauded by retailers and employees for more than 20 years as one of the best places to work in the United States, continues to add exceptional talent.

Job Description

As a Lead Magento Architect, you will design and develop award winning web applications and mobile solutions for global brands and branded manufacturers.  Reporting to the SVP of Technology, you will work with project managers, graphic designers, Magento developers, QA professionals and client teams to deliver the very best in ecommerce. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading multiple, concurrent ecommerce development teams
  • Facilitating requirement-gathering sessions with client teams, including C-levels and VP-levels
  • Ensuring quality control processes are successfully employed
  • Working with the VP of DevOps to manage environments and release quality solutions 
  • Estimating new project timelines, cost and resource needs
  • Communicating progress, timelines and deliverables to client stakeholders
  • Writing System Requirement Specifications (SRS) documents
  • Leading teams of on- and off-shore Magento teams
  • Working with project managers and developer teams to ensure solutions are delivered timely and on budget
  • Integrating highly customized third-party solutions using a range of commerce technologies


  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent; MS CS or Engineering preferred
  • 5+ years developing web applications using the LAMP stack
  • 2+ years deploying sophisticated Magento 1.x web applications (knowledge of 2.x a plus)
  • Experience extending or customizing Magento Enterprise ( experience with other frameworks such as Drupal, Demandware, Hybris and/or OS Commerce is a plus)
  • Demonstrated experience in leading development teams
  • Success in leading hybrid on- and off-shore teams
  • Experience using PHP, MySQL and familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery and other JS frameworks
  • Responsive web development techniques
  • Exceptional problem solving
  • Exceptional, client-facing communication skills, including telephone and in-person presentations 
  • Ability to adapt and pick up new techologies
  • Consulting background is a plus

Additional Information

All applicants must be a strong fit with Guidance's core values:

  • Honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Respect for individual ability, creativity and diversity
  • Teamwork and open communication
  • Passion and commitment
  • Enjoyment of work and life

About Guidance

Guidance is a customer centric commerce service provider dedicated to growth oriented mid-market and enterprise branded manufacturers and merchants in both B2C and B2B with industry leading practices in multichannel retail strategies, mobile, customer experience, innovative design, and complex system integration. Guidance delivers award winning ecommerce solutions using Magento, Demandware, hybris, Insight, and EPiSERVER.

Since 1993, national flagship retailers and consumer branded manufacturers have relied on Guidance’s expertise to facilitate more than $5 billion in web, mobile and social commerce. Brands such as Foot Locker, Johnny Was, Robert Graham, TOMS Shoes, and others have engaged Guidance to build more than 300 world-class, omni-channel websites and apps that captivate, engage and encourage loyalty. 

Learn more at http://www.guidance.com