At Miva Merchant, we are a team, and we really mean that. Our desks are structured into groups of 4 developers which we call "PODS". This structure helps create stronger collaboration among our developers and lends itself to a learning environment, something we've worked very hard to cultivate. No one is afraid to ask questions; everyone is learning something new each day.
Each project we work on brings new challenges and an opportunity to use your problem solving skills to come up with the best solution. There are unlimited ways to expand your skill-set in all areas of web development and we want to encourage it. Our goal is to build strong, well rounded Web Developers - who are also experts in Miva Merchant.
We are a group of designers, coders, and internet fanatics. We love attention to detail, which is reinforced to us every day by our neon sign on the wall reading, "Perfection By Default". We love to work hard and exceed the expectations of our clients however, we still know how to have fun.
Our office environment is stress free, fun and laid back. We don't have a dress code - sandals and shorts are welcome. We enjoy friendly competition on our Pac-Man and Galaga arcade game. You may even find yourself ducking for cover when one of the remote control helicopters buzzes by.
But at the core of us all is a passion for the web. We love being developers. We have a yearning for constant growth which works perfectly with our tiered developer structure. There is a clear path to achieve your professional goals as your experience and skill-set expands.
But that's enough about us, we want to hear about you.
At Miva Merchant we love to come to work every day.
We are a company that cares about our employees and it shows.
My passion has always been in art and design. I began my design schooling at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, but took some time off to raise a family. I returned to School at Platt College in San Diego, CA and graduated with Honors. During my free time I like to spend time with my family, and expand my knowledge in web related techniques and disciplines.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
I love the ever-increasing opportunity for growth available to me. I feel as though I am learning at the same rate at which I started with the company, and while I was in the classroom for that matter. With every new client I work with, there comes a new idea for functionality that they would like incorporated into their Miva store. It gives me a chance to use my skills to make something happen for them in their business, and expands my web knowledge in some areas as well. It's a win-win for me
To make a long story long, Cat is a San Diego transplant hailing from Philadelphia (cue Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song..). She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN then moved to Berlin, Germany. There she absorbed the culture, language, and some good German beer while working as a tour guide (& experiencing the World Cup). She then moved to San Diego, CA to attend law school and quickly learned that it wasn't for her. After dabbling in Project Management at a Private Equity firm and then helping found a business development firm as their CIO, she went back to school to get a degree in web design and programming. Currently, she enjoys her dog, Wally, and her cat, Maggie May, thoroughly and recently married a (precious) Deputy District Attorney.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
Even though I'm still relatively new to the Miva family, I've found it to be very fulfilling and certainly never boring. There is something new every day and helping people successfully set up and run their online stores is surprisingly satisfying. I love the fact that I can ask anyone questions (even though I still think I ask too many!) and there is someone there to help you if you get stumped.
Brennan was born and raised in San Diego. He went to School at Chapman University in Orange, Ca. During his free time he likes to hang out with his friends, travel and build cool stuff online.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
I love the wide variety of work we get to work on. Everyday is a new challenge and a new learning experience. We also have a great team environment at Miva Merchant. Other developers are always available to help when needed and no one is afraid to ask questions. It is a very collaborative environment and a great place to expand my skill set in all areas of web development.
Originally from Ploiesti, Romania Florentin moved to Southern California in 2007. When not working, he likes spending time with his wife, learning the latest snowboard tricks (POW!), bending the strings on one of his guitars or playing a pick-up soccer game.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
I get to work with knowledgeable, dedicated and always helpful people, while learning new things, improving skills and delivering great work to our clients.
I was born in Panaca,NV and moved to San Diego in 2008 to pursue my career as a Web Developer. I attended Platt College San Diego and received a great education that prepared me for the working world. I enjoy playing instruments, painting, drawing, and electronic engineering.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
The best part about Miva Merchant is that ability to quickly learn and apply new skills and technology. Miva Merchant has helped me progress my skill set far beyond what I had expected to become. The team environment really helps you feel comfortable with trying new ideas and experimenting with new technology. You have the opportunity to work with some very bright minds and learn from everyone.
Kyle has lived in San Diego for 13 years, has a degree in Video Game Art & Design from Westwood College, and loves all things to do with technology. When not training to be an internet wizard, Kyle can be found spending time with friends, gaming or practicing digital painting.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
As a developer with Miva Merchant's Design Club, I get to learn a very wide variety of skills. Dealing with so many different kinds of ecommerce websites means that no two projects are the same. While there are plenty of challenges to go along with that variety, there are always colleagues willing to help find a solution.
Born and raised in San Diego Nick enjoys playing all types of sports but hockey is his passion and plays at least twice a week. He is an avid baseball fan and usually can not be seen with out a St.Louis Cardinals hat.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
The best part about working at Miva is the fact that the company is growing and changing for the better everyday. On a regular basis you encounter a project or task that is new and challenging which makes it exciting to come to work. Also the Miva team is very fun which means there is never a dull moment around the office.
I graduated from the Art Institute of California – San Diego in 2011. When I'm not at work I enjoys spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, and exploring the world through photography.Best Part Being a Miva Merchant Developer
I never thought the office I worked at would have classic arcade games, remote control helicopters, and a Wii in the main conference room. I love that people know how to get their work done, be friendly to one another, and have a good time in stress free work environment.
I enjoy working at a place that prioritizes good code. The community and co-workers here are welcoming and bright - I am constantly being challenged to learn and do more with what I know. - Michael C