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Senior Software Engineer

🏒 Grommet πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Somerville, MA, US πŸ•‘ March 21

A bit about us: while most retailers only want you to buy what they're 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 that the best ideas win.

Our Engineering team is a huge part of that success and we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer who has the experience and the drive to deploy high quality code in a fast-paced environment. We believe every day should be a learning experience for our engineers. Working closely with our Product and Design teams, you will design, code, and test new features using our entire tech stack. For our day-to-day development, we follow an agile scrum method, consisting of 2-week sprints, daily standups, and retrospectives.

Over the next year, our team will be developing the next iteration of our platform from the ground up using Magento 2 and Laravel. We have an ambitious road map where you'll be working on such projects as implementing an intuitive and responsive UI/X shopping experience, developing new REST endpoints, creating new billing, shipping, and EDI integrations, integrating with 3rd party social media and marketing services, developing faceted search and suggestion systems, minimizing latency to improve user experience, and meeting data-warehousing and reporting needs, and all of this running in a fast, secure, and monitored cloud environment.

We'll consider all applications but our core tech stack is Magento, Laravel, PHP, MySQL, REST, and JavaScript. Our ideal candidate will have experience developing web applications using these or equivalent technologies. Object-oriented development experience on a large-scale e-commerce website, using modular, extensible frameworks and building a rich user interface using modern web front-end tools is experience we'd love to see. Most of all, we look for people with a deep understanding of technology, curiosity to learn and teach, and treat others with care and respect.


  • 5+ years of professional PHP web development
  • Deep understanding of relational database concepts, specifically MySQL
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies, including HTML and CSS
  • Discipline with writing unit tests
  • Strong experience using JavaScript on production applications
  • Proficient understanding of Git and working with Github, BitBucket, etc.
  • Deep expertise with creating and maintaining REST APIs
  • Strong grasp of security principles and e-commerce applications
  • Experience maintaining and developing for Magento is a big plus


Work and learn how you want: Every software engineer at The Grommet receives a shiny new Mac with a monitor setup of their choice. Engineers choose their own tools to get their work done. Software licenses, hardware, and educational materials are all at your disposal. We want you to do your best work here.
Work Environment: We're a fun, growing e-commerce company. Located a five-minute walk from Davis Square, 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. It's perfect for gift giving.
Culture of Mentorship and Learning: You'll get exposure to Boston's 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.

We take pride in having assembled some of the smartest, nicest, and talented people under one roof and we're incredibly proud of the culture we've built. If your idea of fun is making code do amazing things, we'll make sure you never have a boring day working with The Grommet.


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 doesn't capture well. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself by answering these questions, but don't 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?
Why you are suited to work in a start up?

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