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Senior Front End PHP Engineer

The Grommet
87 Elmwood Street
Somerville, MA 02144


A bit about us: while most companies only want you to buy what theyre selling, the Grommet is focused on helping people discover things worth buying. Through our e-commerce shop and wholesale business, we shine a light on great new products from small businesses and help them compete with the big guys, so the best ideas win.Over the past decade, we have discovered and launched thousands of unique and innovative products, including several household brands like FitBit, IdeaPaint, OtterBox, and SodaStream.


We are seeking an senior front end engineer who has experience with modern JavaScript, CSS, HTML and ideally, PHP development. Our engineering team currently supports four production sites powered by a Magento 1 platform: a consumer ecommerce site, a wholesale ecommerce site, a vendor-facing site, and an internal admin site.

Over the next year, our team will be developing the next iteration of our platform from the ground up based on Magentoand Laravel. We have an exciting road map where youll be helping support such projects as implementing an intuitive and responsive UI/UX shopping experience, developing new REST endpoints, creating new billing, shipping, and EDI integrations, integrating with 3rd party marketing services, minimizing latency to improve user experience, and meeting data-warehousing and reporting needs.

Our core tech stack is Laravel (customer-facing front ends), Magento (back end & administration), PHP, MySQL, REST APIs, and modern JavaScript targeting modern browsers, hosted on AWS infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience working in environments with these or equivalent technologies.

We have an integrated design team and take a component-based approach to user interface design, using a style guide built on Fractal and a focus on sharing vocabulary and concepts between design and engineering.


  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Breaking down user interfaces into components
  • Demonstrate prototypes and multiple approaches to problems
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Develop unit tests
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Provide leadership to the team on best-practices
  • Implementing designs provided in Sketch


  • 5+ years of relevant, professional working experience
  • Strong understanding of client-side JavaScript
  • Strong understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Familiarity with PHP
  • Understanding of how to use Git
  • Self-motivated, proactive, results-oriented individual who loves to learn

We are looking for someone to work in our Somerville, MA office.


Work Environment: Were a fun, growing e-commerce company, located a five-minute walk from the Davis Square Red Line stop on the border of Somerville and Cambridge. Our office has a beautifully crafted modern-rustic vibe with a casual dress code. We have a fully stocked kitchen, free coffee and snacks, bagel Mondays and other treats. We do several company events around the year, and lots of us like to have fun around the office.

Discounts: We offer discounts on hundreds of the products on our site. We even get free samples of many products. Its perfect for gift giving.

Culture of Mentorship and Learning: Youll get exposure to Bostons startup industry and the chance to learn from people on our team and from the industry. We host frequent information and expertise sharing events (formal and informal) at work and give team members the chance to attend meetups.

Compensation: Competitive salary, great benefits, a yearly bonus incentive plan based on both individual and company performance, and a great work-life balance are all part of the deal.


Your cover letter is your chance to stand out and help us get to know you. We value the human touch and the things a resume doesnt capture well. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself by answering these questions, but dont feel the need to limit yourself:

How did you hear about us?
Why you are good fit for this position?
What is your ideal career path over the next few years?

Category: Software Engineering/QA

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