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Full Time
Cape Town, South Africa
7 months ago
Job purpose We’re looking for a highly skilled PHP Developer who will deliver results on time and write quality code. No ninjas, no rockstars – just someone who’s serious about their work, is a team player, and never met an array they couldn’t tame. Your role will be to work as part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the full lifecycle of software development, from the initial specification to the development, testing, and launch process. Duties and Responsibilities • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality. • Learn the business domain and participate in the requirements gathering process. • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle. • Build innovative, well-designed, and well-architected applications in collaboration with the UX team. • Design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems, applications and/or components. • Participate in the agile software development life cycle, including but not limited to solutions review, validations and retrospective meetings. • Utilise backend services, and expand our architecture. • Refactor, optimise and improve our existing codebase. • Use Test-Driven Development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality. • Engage other stakeholders around all tasks, evaluations, suggestions, schedules and technical and process issues. • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development, and share knowledge with the rest of the team. Qualifications and Experience • 5+ years’ experience as a PHP Developer • Working knowledge of authentication and authorisation patterns • Integrating data from multiple sources and databases • Knowing the limitations of PHP and how to work around them • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony, Laravel) • Good relational database skills (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL) • Proven expertise in working with API services (REST and SOAP) • Experience with Agile development practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration) • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git) • Strong preference for or deep understanding of open-source solutions Key Competencies • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. • Able to work unsupervised, or with a team as required, and to collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders. • An almost unhealthy level of enthusiasm for good documentation. • Organised, flexible, and a self-starter.