Discover the 5 skills every good Shopware developer should have

by Meike Müller
As a Shopware developer, you are responsible for creating online stores with the Shopware software system. You usually work in software agencies, are self-employed or employed in the companies of the online stores. There, for example, you set up a completely new online store, optimize the existing stores and develop plugins for individual functions. As a successful Shopware developer, you should have some skills that are essential in everyday work and for working on a good web store. We at EXWE are Shopware specialists and especially certified for Shopware 5 + 6, plugin development, performance tuning and daily support and are happy to provide you with the necessary support for your Shopware online store. But now we will explain which skills every Shopware developer must have. Enjoy the article!
What you can expect
  1. These are the soft skills you need as a Shopware developer
  2. Always be up to date
  3. Know Shopware inside and out
  4. Knowledge of the most important programming languages
  5. Data structures and algorithms

1. these soft skills you need as a shopware developer

Shopware developers also need so-called soft skills, which help them when working in a team or in cooperation with the customer. Soft skills are competencies that lie outside of a specialist area. So in this case, they have nothing to do with software development per se. They can also be used beyond that, but are just as important for successful work in store development.

An important soft skill that you should possess as an online store developer is good communication skills. You should also be able to explain to your non-developer colleagues what the current work status is. A professional way of communication is also important in the exchange with customers and leads to better results.

Graphic Laptop Soft Skills for Shopware Developers As a Shopware Architect, you should have good comprehension skills. When a client sets certain tasks, you should be able to understand and implement them quickly. Stressful situations and deadlines are part of your everyday life. Therefore you should be able to work under pressure. However, this does not mean that you have to work unnecessary overtime. As a Shopware developer, you should of course structure yourself in such a way that stress is avoided as much as possible. If such a stressful situation does occur, you should react calmly and still be able to concentrate on the important tasks. In such a case, you must be able to weigh up which tasks have priority at the moment. You should also not be afraid to ask your team colleagues for help.

Often several Shopware developers work on one project. In order for this project to run smoothly and be implemented within the customer's time frame, teamwork is required. If your team colleague has more to do, then you must recognize this and take tasks from him.

2. always be up to date

As a Shopware developer, you should always be up to date with the latest developments. This includes a willingness to constantly learn. Especially in the digital world and programming, there are changes and innovations every day. Therefore, you should regularly inform yourself about the latest developments via the popular news platforms and integrate them into your daily work. A Shopware Architect never stops learning!

3. know Shopware inside and out

It's kind of obvious that a Shopware developer should know Shopware inside out. However, this also requires a certain passion for working with this software system. If possible, you should be able to overcome problems within the system on your own.

Also you should know as a Shopware developer, whether requirements of the customer are to be converted within the software system. If this is not possible, it would be even better if you could program a suitable plugin. Of course, if necessary, you can also rely on the support of your team colleagues. In general, you should know the software from version 5. This is still in use, but is slowly being phased out.

4. knowledge of the most important programming languages

Graphic Laptop Become Shopware ExpertTo be a successful Shopware expert, you must be familiar with the most important programming languages. For this you should have knowledge of the programming languages PHP, Framework, Solr and Elasticsearch. Mastering at least one of these languages is the cornerstone for working on a Shopware online store, a Shopware plugin or optimizing an online store. You don't have to be an expert in all languages, but you should be able to familiarize yourself easily with new material.

Not absolutely necessary, but quite helpful are the certifications offered by Shopware itself. In total, there are four certifications that can be easily done online at the Shopware Academy.

5. data structures and algorithms

The more algorithms a Shopware developer knows, the better he can solve problems for which a solution already exists. This may sound banal, but why should you always reinvent the wheel? Why rack your brains for a long time on a solution that has already been created and optimized before. If you know such algorithms for solving problems, you will automatically work faster, more efficiently and save time.

Are you looking for Shopware developers who have mastered these skills? Then you've come to the right place. As a software agency, we specialize in the creation of Shopware online stores and plugins and are your strong partner for all Shopware-related questions. Our developers are always up to date, work together as a team and have years of experience with Shopware. Does that sound interesting to you? Then we would be happy to advise you without obligation over a cup of coffee. Just give us a call! Do these characteristics apply to you or at least some of them? Are you passionate about Shopware and programming, and are you looking for a job? Hey, then you've come to the right place! We would love to get to know you and your skills better. Just give us a ring or send us an email.

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from 06.07.2021

Hello, my name is Meike. I take care of the EXWE back office and am responsible for our social media channels. All of our articles are meant to make your life easier and help you make decisions. Nevertheless, it can happen that something remains unclear, so: If you have questions about this article you can easily reach me at +49 231 93149827.

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