Senior Website Developer/Master

Remuneration:R45781 - R57041 per month Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Houghton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position, Disabled position
Type: 6 Months
Company:Brand South Africa

Job description

Job purpose: 

The Website Developer & Master will be responsible for both back end and front-end development, SEO and Server Maintenance & performance optimisation for Brand South Africa’s websites. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bespoke wordpress development & jQuery). 

The candidate must have a strong understanding of the entire web development process including design, development and deployment. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • A BSc degree or relevant IT qualification 
  • Minimum five years’ web development experience 
  • Proven work experience in web technologies including PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & jQuery. 
  • 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

Company Description

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) 
  • Project Management 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Analytical Thinking 
  • Planning Ability 
  • Verbal Communication 
  • Written Communication 
  • High energy and drive 
  • Team player 
  • Self-disciplined 
  • Deadline orientated 
  • Perform under pressure 
  • Innovative and strategic thinking 
  • Multitasking Ability 
  • 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.

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Closing date: 30 April 2018

Posted on 16 Apr 12:54

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