How to Find an Adobe Commerce Web Developer
With over 240,000 businesses using Adobe Commerce products (and that number is growing), it’s not surprising that Adobe Commerce skills are in demand. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How do I find an Adobe Commerce Developer?” So here goes.
In this guide to finding an Adobe Commerce Developer, you’ll learn.
- Where to Look for Developers
- What to Look for in an Adobe Commerce Developer
- eCommerce Website Developer Job Description
- Required Skills
- About Beth Gomez
- Frequently Asked Adobe Commerce Developer Questions
Where to Look for Developers
eCommerce developers are responsible for building websites that facilitate sales for online businesses. For short-term or smaller contract projects, a great place to post and find developers is the freelancer site Upwork. Currently, there are over 14,000 experts listed that have Adobe Commerce skills in design and development, of whom 507 are certified.
At Adobe Commerce we have an extensive Solution Partner community that can assist with implementations, but if you’re looking for a permanent independent or long-contract employee, we have a few suggestions. Many independent eCommerce developers that have worked with Adobe Commerce for years often attend both industry and Adobe Commerce events, so this is a great way to meet developers and learn more about Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento.
eCommerce web developers also have a few sites online where they hang out, and I would suggest taking advantage of those sites. Feel free to post your openings on Careers 2.0 (by Stackoverflow), GitHub and Twitter. For Twitter, be sure to use #AdobeCommerce and #MagentoJobs.
What to Look for in an Adobe Commerce Developer
Of course, job candidates should have experience working with multiple implementations—the more implementations the better! I highly recommend looking for Adobe Commerce Certifications and Adobe Commerce U Courses they’ve taken as well.
Adobe Commerce courses are built by professional Instructional Designers and taught by some of the most experienced Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento professionals, and all of them include hands-on exercises, so participants can immediately put into practice what they learn.
Our certifications are built to test these real-world job skills and they demonstrate a developer’s expertise. The investment they made in their career by taking a class or getting a certification demonstrates a high level of commitment, dedication and identifying candidates with Adobe Commerce training or certifications up front can help you narrow down the field.
eCommerce Website Developer job description
When considering how to advertise for an Adobe Commerce Developer, you may find this job description useful as a way to get started:
Our company is searching for an experienced, skilled Adobe Commerce Developer to be in charge of maintaining its eCommerce website.
As an Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento expert, you will be responsible for:
- Liasing with designers
- Building and developing modules
- Testing performance
- Customizing extensions
- Maintaining security and feature updates
- Regularly updating installations
- Developing new functionality
- Implementing front-end changes
- Designing interfaces and themes
You should also advertise the skills you are looking for in your next eCommerce developer. Include the following to get a real expert:
- A bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related field
- Experience of eCommerce lifecycle development
- Understanding of the latest UI and UX trends
- Knowledge of Google Analytics, SEO, Google Tag Manager
- Understanding of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
- Strong attention to detail
- The ability to project manage, work to deadlines and work in a team
About Beth Gomez
Beth Gomez is the Head of Adobe Commerce U and is responsible for Adobe Commerce’s Training and Certification programs. Prior to joining Magento in 2011, Beth headed up Training and Certification at Zend Technologies, Inc.
For more information visit Adobe Commerce U online. For updates on Adobe Commerce U and information on upcoming classes, follow us @MagentoUTeam.
Frequently asked Adobe Commerce Developer questions
What is the difference between eCommerce and eBusiness?
Some people use these two terms interchangeably, but there are differences. eCommerce is the business of buying and selling online. It’s a subset of eBusiness, which encompasses all business conducted online. Email marketing, online tools for human resources and content management systems (CMS) are all part of eBusiness. eCommerce involves the online placement of orders and making payments.
How much does an Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento Developer cost?
Hourly rates for expert Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento developers varies for a number of reasons, including location and each developer’s level of experience. On average, if you hire a first-class Adobe Commerce web developer, it could cost between $65 and $150 per hour.
Are Adobe Commerce developers in demand?
Yes, they are. In 2021, there were over 300,000 Adobe Commerce developers globally. Despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, eCommerce continues to be important, and as a state-of-the-art eCommerce platform, Adobe Commerce adoption is expected to grow in the future.