AYKO requires an individual to head up the Shopify department and champion all things Shopify.

This is a unique opportunity as it will be a smaller department in a larger agency, which will give it the exciting start up mentality and culture but underpinned by a larger entity.


A Head of Shopify will…

  • Clearly and effectively communicate with customers
  • Work as a team player
  • Be quick and effective at problem-solving
  • Have the ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Excellent Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Posses a Robust understanding of Shopify’s capabilities, limitations, benefits etc…

The business and board intended to allow the successful candidate to run the department as they see fit assuming we are meeting and exceeding the targets/expectations. This is an opportunity to genuinely build something that has all the process, financial backing and accreditations in place. 

For the individual taking on the challenge, there is no glass ceiling with this department. We firmly believe that with the foundations already set and what has been achieved thus far with no credentials the department is primed for aggressive growth.


Our ideal candidate will have…

  • Minimum of 5 years of agency experience
  • Proven working experience as an Agency team manager
  • People-oriented and results-driven
  • Positive outlook in meeting challenges and working to a high level
  • Significant knowledge of Shopify/Shopify Plus
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • Understanding of business analysis techniques and processes
  • Degree in Computer Sciences or related field
  • Will want to be part of something for the years to come

Other desirable skills…

  • Organised
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong skills in people management, process organisation
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate/accessible and organised documentation

The Perks…

  • 22 days holiday (+ bank holidays)
  • Additional days holiday for each year in service
  • Company pension
  • Twice yearly appraisals
  • Fresh fruit and unlimited tea and coffee
  • Flexible working hours
  • Perkbox employee benefits scheme
  • Team lunches
  • Monthly team breakfast
  • Cake on your birthday
  • Cycle to work
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eyecare vouchers

Technologies / Frameworks used at AYKO…

  • Platforms
    • Magento 1 CE & EE
    • Magento 2 OpenSource, Commerce, Commerce Cloud
    • Shopify
    • BigCommerce
    • WordPress
    • Akeneo
  • Technology Stack
    • Ubuntu
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • NGINX
    • Redis
    • Varnish
    • RabbitMQ
    • MySQL/Percona
    • XtraDB/MariaDB
    • Elasticsearch
    • AWS
    • DigitalOcean
  • CI/CD
    • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Quality & Standards
    • PHP Stan
    • PHP CS
    • PHP Lint
    • Phan
    • etc…
  • Debugging
    • Xdebug
    • PHPSpy
    • Blackfire
  • UX/UI Tools
    • Sketch
    • Invision
  • Languages
    • PHP 5 & 7
    • Bash
    • JavaScript
    • TypeScript
    • Frameworks
    • Symfony 4.x
    • Zend
    • Phalcon
  • Testing
    • PHPUnit
    • Magento Testing Framework (MTF)
    • Selenium
    • TestPad
    • GhostInspector
    • Gherkin/Cucumber
  • Monitoring/Alerts
    • New Relic
    • Zabbix
    • Pager Duty
  • Local Environment
    • Ubuntu (custom build) or MacOS
    • PhpStorm
    • Docker
  • Communication
    • Slack
    • Gmail
    • Jira
    • Google Hangouts/Meet
    • Zoom

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