Senior Backend PHP Developer
1-grid
Cape Town, South Africa
3d ago

Are you a highly experienced, ambitious Backend PHP Developer looking for a challenging role where you can learn lots?

We are looking for a motivated developer to come join our fast-paced, fun and rewarding team of professionals.

If you are passionate about technology, constantly seeking to learn and improve your skill set, then you are who we are looking for!

Senior Backend PHP Developer requirements

  • Previous working experience as a PHP Developer for (5+) year(s)
  • Knowledge of authentication and authorization patterns
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Familiarity with limitations of PHP, as well as workarounds
  • Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, etc.)
  • Good relational database skills (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB)
  • Proven expertise in working with API services (REST and SOAP)
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable collaborating with other team members and stakeholders
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., git)
  • Strong preference for open-source solutions
  • Senior Backend PHP Developer duties and responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Build and innovative well designed and well architected applications and collaborate with the User Experience (UX) team
  • Design, code and maintain applications using best practices
  • Utilize backend services, and expand our architecture
  • Refactor, optimize and improve the 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
  • Document the components and architecture
  • Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development
  • Knowledge sharing with rest of the team
  • Please note

  • Remote work is only available if you are based outside of cape Town.
  • This is not a client facing role.
  • Our benefits are second to none - the icing on the 1-grid culture cake :

  • We provide you with the most important meal of the day - and a little more Staff breakfast cereal; as much coffee as, you want
  • We look after your well being and encourage a healthy lifestyle We pay 100% of your medical aid (Discovery & Vitality) so no deduction unless you want to add a beneficiary
  • We think of your future too Optional Retirement Annuity - up to 5% co contribution.
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