The candidate must have a strong understanding of the entire web development process including design, development and deployment.
A BSc degree or relevant IT qualification
Minimum five years’ web development experience
Solid experience in MySQL Database development
Proven experience in developing web based applications that are scalable, secure and real time.
Knowledge of WordPress standards and functionality.
SEO and UX understanding.
Fundamental knowledge of web-content management, website standards and content layout principles.
Bespoke Wordpress development and upkeep
Website Server Management and optimisation
Solid Agency Experience
Key Performance Areas:
Website development and updating
Planning, structuring and configuring WordPress systems
SEO strategy implementation - repair and redirect 404 errors
Set up and Manage Google Webmaster Tools
SQL and database configuration and maintenance
Developing custom PHP modules, themes and plugins for WordPress
Server configuration and maintenance
Monthly Stress test server for expected traffic and ongoing tweaking / optimization
Firewall and Security configuration / Real time monitoring
Ongoing backups of server
Monthly website stats via Google Analytics
Configure CDN to assist in distributing static content worldwide
Maintain domains and alias domains
Technical server level SEO
A Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally.
Required Skills, Competencies and Attributes:
Be able to work without supervision
Ability to pick up new technologies
Working knowledge of Digital Analytics Tools
Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Attention to detail
High energy and drive
Perform under pressure
Innovative and strategic thinking
Results oriented (output driven)
Thorough and excellent follow-through ability
Willingness to work extended hours and travel substantively (within and across borders)
Networking ability, i.e. building and maintaining relationships for business and collaborative opportunities
Service oriented, i.e. desire to serve and customer oriented
Persuasive, i.e. ability to convince others from different functions and levels of an idea or concept to obtain support
Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Please include certified copies of ID, and qualifications and contact details of at least three referees.
Brand South Africa encourages applications from people with disabilities, White, Indian (male/female) as per EE requirements.
This position is subject to competency assessments. Brand South Africa retains the right not to employ.