Synapse Adds Magento Certified Developer to Staff

Magento Makes the eComm Difference
We’re excited to announce the addition of Joseph Leedy, Magento Certified Developer, to Synapse’s Web Development team. Joseph brings a great deal of experience to his position with more than 15 years of experience in development including HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress and more.

Magento is a powerful ecommerce platform owned by eBay that offers unmatched flexibility, security and integration. Having a certified Magento developer on staff will allow us to continue to provide cutting edge platforms and options to clients who sell goods online.

Deep Ecommerce Expertise

Magento certification is a rare achievement, with fewer than 500 developers attaining the certification in the U.S. to date. The exam is rigorous, with no official study guide, and is designed to ensure that the user is an expert in the Magento platform with a deep background in business and ecommerce. “To become Magento certified, you have to love developing in Magento,” said Shawn Boksan, Synapse’s Director of Client Services. “Magento is strict, and the platform is really challenging to master. It requires a very different set of skills from other platforms.”

A Customizable Platform

Magento supports all types of products, from downloadable to virtual to configurable, and is suited for sites of all sizes. It integrates with SalesForce and other third party systems and is also payment card industry (PCI) compliant. It has extensions for custom store locators, custom shipping options and much more. Joseph enjoys working with Magento because it offers unparalleled flexibility and functionality. “With Magento, you can create an ecommerce site that does exactly what you want,” Joseph said. “It’s highly flexible out of the box, and if the defaults don’t suit your needs, it’s easy to customize.”

Why Magento Certified?

It’s important to work with a certified developer when customizing Magento. “There’s a difference between creating custom extensions and modifying the actual code,” Joseph said. “A certified developer knows how to customize Magento without breaking its built-in functionality. Basically, Magento is the foundation of your ecomm business. If you have cracks in the foundation, eventually it will bring the whole site down.”

We’re thrilled to add Joe’s expertise to our seasoned development team.

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Joseph Leedy, Synapse’s Magento Certified developer and dragonslayer.

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