How do we distinguish the right developers for Magedia?

Meet Luiza Runtso — Head of HR department at Magedia. In a brief Q&A session, she reveals:
– What skills and personal qualities are required for Magedia developers
– What helps to preserve the development team motivation
– How Magedia helps to grow new talents.

Let’s go!

What requirements a developer should meet to get a job at Magedia?

Luiza: “As for hard skills, we are searching for developers having solid experience in Magento development together with knowledge of PHP, MySQL, and Linux.

Also, we pay attention to the English level, which should allow developers to communicate with clients fluently and smoothly.

Speaking about soft skills, we make sure that the candidate has adequate self-esteem, good communication skills, tolerance for criticism, strong logic, and motivation.”

Are you ready to compromise candidate’s soft skills, if one is highly qualified?

Luiza: “Though it’s a shortage of Magento developers on the market, we don’t practice hiring specialists lacking necessary soft skills. It will be difficult for them to find common ground with other team members, stay motivated, grow professionally, etc. Which will inevitably harm the quality of work.”

What motivating factors do Magedia developers distinguish in their work environment?

Luiza: “I can figure out 3 major factors based on employee surveys.

First one is the individual approach. Our team is compact, and all members are quite interconnected. This allows us to be naturally aware of each employee’s challenges, ideas, expectations, and address them timely and properly.

Second factor is the diversity of projects. Usually, the project duration is 6-12 months, so the developers don’t get bored. Besides, the developer can try different formats of work: alone or with the team, directly with clients or accompanied by the Project Manager.

And the third factor is a close-knit, uplifting team. The atmosphere is filled with support, responsiveness, and fellowship.”

What is the ratio between junior, middle, and senior developers at Magedia now?

Luiza: “Currently, 75% of our developers are middle and senior, and 25% are junior.”

Does Magedia contribute to nurturing new eCommerce development talents?

Luiza: “Yes, we conduct free PHP courses for beginners. The idea is to educate motivated, talented developers, and give them a chance to start a career.

The best of our graduates get an internship at Magedia. The best interns receive job offers, and then work on our internal projects. After getting enough experience, they are ready to work on projects for clients.

But even if you are not offered an internship, you possess a solid knowledge of PHP and Magento, which is a competitive edge for further employment.”

That was insightful. Thank you for the conversation!

Luiza: “Thank you too :)”

 

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