We are guitarists, DJs and SEO strategists; drummers, Web developers, and graphic
designers; songwriters, systems administrators and customer service specialists;
audio engineers and business analysts; marketers, merchandisers, and more.
We are Mbira Technologies, a diverse team of multi-talented
individuals united by a love for music and a passion for Web strategies that help
our e-commerce clients to get the right musical gear, at the best possible prices,
into the hands of their customers.
Mbira seeks to earn the long-term trust and loyalty of
every customer by helping each customer make the best gear
purchases for their specific objectives, and consistently
delivering the best buying experience in the industry.
Mbira Technologies uses proven and proprietary Web strategies to connect top
e-tailers of musical instruments, audio gear, and accessories with musicians
searching for the perfect combination of price, selection, and customer service. We
achieve this connection by making our clients' products easy to find, and buying
options easy to understand.
Thanks to our expertise, our clients have realized over $1 billion in sales, and over
1,000,000 satisfied customers have found the gear that's helping make their musical
dreams a reality.
For more than 10 years our client zZounds
has earned a Bizrate© Platinum Circle of Excellence award based on customer
feedback. The Bizrate© Platinum Circle of Excellence award is earned by online
retailers who provide exceptional service to their clients and only a small number
out of thousands of retailers receive this award.
The Mbira Technologies team loves music. In addition to overseeing the online sales
and marketing efforts of multiple online retailers of musical gear, many of us are
working musicians. But, regardless of whether we play professionally or just for
fun, we each play a part in building and maintaining e-commerce websites that help
musicians get the gear they need to maximize their potential and fulfill their
Digital commerce continues to grow at a strong year-over-year growth rate in the
mid-teens, as mobile commerce drives an increasingly meaningful contribution to the
sector. (Source: comScore, Inc.)
From the start, we've been successful. Now, in our second decade, Mbira's also
experiencing substantial growth. As we continue to expand, our hiring philosophy
remains the same as on day one: hire only rock-star Web developers, designers,
writers, and customer service reps, then treat them like the professionals they are
by providing the resources they need to succeed and rewarding them when they do. Use
the contact form below to inquire about a career with Mbira Technologies.
Mbira Technologies is looking for an experienced PHP web developer.
Mbira Technologies is a creative e-commerce company that runs some of the most
popular music gear web sites in the country including a top-300 US internet
retail website. Mbira has a relaxed and professional atmosphere that emphasizes cutting-edge solutions.
The PHP Web Developer would develop innovative, open-source, web-based
solutions. These solutions would include e-commerce sites, non-commercial
sites and web-based tools.
• At least 3 years of OOP focused PHP web development experience
• At least 2 years experience with a framework like Zend, Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter, etc.
• SOLID software design & architecture skills
• Understanding of web security vulnerabilities & defenses
• At least 3 years experience with linux/unix
• Knowledge of SQL, database design and optimization, MySQL preferred
• Strong Communication Skills, Flexibility, Team Player
• Understanding of e-commerce web development
• Responsive front-end design
• Experience with source control systems like git or SVN
• Scripting and/or shell programming
• Sass and CSS Frameworks
• Complex SQL query writing
• Experience building and consuming APIs
• Experience using JQuery
Mbira offers competitive salary and benefits including an excellent health and
dental insurance plan, 401k with employer matching, transportation vouchers, a
casual work environment, paid time off for vacations/holidays, and big
discounts on musical gear.
Our offices are in 20,000 sq. ft. of open loft space in River North, within a
few blocks of all "El" lines. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Email us through the
contact form on this website.
We maintain high standards for personal and professional excellence at Mbira
Technologies. We treat clients as true partners and coworkers as valuable
colleagues. So we embrace a casual work environment, enjoy a flexible schedule that
allows team members to pursue passions outside of the office, and have a lot of fun
in our 20,000 square feet of open loft space in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
We take our work seriously -- we just aren't expected to take it home with us.
Mbira Technologies 57 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654