Senior Backend Developer - PHP

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A new digital agency based in Cape Town requires a senior backend developer (PHP) to join their team. The successful incumbent should have a relevant IT Degree or Diploma with five+ years of working experience in web or backend development and practical experience with the following technologies: PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache, Linux, REST, SOAP, XML, JSON, MVC.

  • Development of new features.
  • Optimisation of existing codebases.
  • Refactoring of existing systems and websites.
  • Should have a relevant Degree or Diploma within the IT field.
  • Five+ years of working experience in the web- or backend development role.
  • A sound, well-versed, practical understanding of the following development technologiesare a must:
    • PHP 5.4+
    • MySQL5/MariaDB/PostgreSQL
    • Apache Webserver 2.2+ configuration and htaccess directives.
    • Linux Server Environments.
    • CLI (Linux/Mac)
    • API Technologies.
    • REST
    • SOAP/XML
    • JSON
    • DNS and HTTP/S
    • Modern Object-Oriented Programming architecture and design.
    • Sound Object-Oriented Database Design Patterns.
    • MVC systems architecture.
  • The following skills would be advantageous:
    • Git/Git-flow/GitHub
    • PHP MVC frameworks – We use Slim, but any experience will help.
    • Microservice server architecture.
    • Modern PHP Coding Standards.
    • Experience with native JavaScript
    • Amazon Web Services.
    • Joomla experience.
    • Working on a Mac.
    • An above-average understanding of the vehicle rental industry.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 13 Mar 15:48

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