About Bear Group
Website Developers and Technology Consultants
Bear Group was founded in Seattle in January 2007 on a passion for open source platforms— especially Drupal, and later Magento—and their power to grow a business. Small businesses no longer have to license expensive software to get started, or depend on a webmaster to keep their sites up to date; large businesses are made more efficient with a rock-solid CMS and e-commerce platform that don’t require the development or management of proprietary platforms.
Since Bear Group opened, we have been able to help companies grow their business in many different ways. Sometimes it’s by creating a new sales channel by opening an online store-- or driving sales by vastly improving an existing one. Sometimes it’s by developing a more professional, authoritative web presence, or building a site that’s ready for search engine marketing. Sometimes it’s by empowering a business to manage its own site so it can keep it fresh and ensure that customers have a reason to visit. And sometimes it’s in the cost savings of making a web business so much more efficient.
We work with clients ranging in size and representing many different industries. My own background is a mix of technology and business (Computer Science degree as an undergrad, followed by an MBA), and I’ve worked as a founding member of three startups as well as on 200+ marketing/technology projects for Microsoft. So I enjoy the challenges of both a new business and a larger, more established one, and I like to look at growth potential holistically.
At the heart of everything we do is strong client communication. We challenge our clients with fresh perspective, we go deep on every idea, and we push ourselves to deliver innovative solutions for all our clients.
Bear Group's team has grown over time to include developers in different specialties, technical project managers, consultants, and content coordinators. Our services have also expanded—not only do we build websites and e-commerce solutions, but we deploy dedicated development teams for large, long-term projects and provide Drupal and Magento consulting. We also offer ongoing consulting and support to all existing clients—100+ at last count.
Please be in touch with any comments or questions as you look through our website!
Sincerely, Greg Bear, Founder / President
Why Bear Group?
We are experienced specialists.
We live and breathe Drupal and Magento. Since 2007, we have launched hundreds of websites -- from major online retailers to small nonprofits -- backed by solid, elegant code that works beautifully and stands the test of time.
We’re here as your technology partner.
We understand the needs of the CMO, and we offer the strategic vision of a CTO. We have a vested interest in your success, and we’re here to support your goals and needs -- however much (or little) you want to be involved.
We value transparency and strong communication.
We are listeners first, doers second. We won't bombard you with jargon or try to talk you into solutions you don't need.
We’re just the right size.
We're not a huge agency with a lot of overhead, but we’re more than a band of contractors. We have the flexibility and bench depth to handle just about any project and timeline.
Bear Group Certifications
Our Technical Project Managers Are Scrum Certified
Each of our TPM's are trained in agile project management and possess extensive experience working with clients to develop their web projects. Our TPM's are also lead by a certified Scrum Master, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Scrum Alliance to experts of agile development frameworks.
Our Developers Are Magento Certified
We have been working with Magento Commerce as our primary eCommerce platform for clients since its first release in 2008. All of our developers and technical PM's have become experts in Magento. Additionally, a few of our developers also hold a Magento Developer Plus certification, a credential earned by only the most expert of Magento developers.
Join the Team
Check out our Careers page to learn more about what it's like working at Bear Group, the benefits we offer, and what positions we are currently accepting resumes for. Read each job description for application details.