PHP Developer - Senior Backend

Senior Back-End PHP Developer

Location: Claremont, Cape Town
Salary: R50k – R65k per month

About the Role:
You will be involved in expanding our existing payment platform and building new and exciting features and applications relating to payments, online commerce, fraud detection and security.

Requirements:
5 - 7 years PHP development experience working with OOP
Strong JavaScript skills
Working experience of MVC design pattern
Working knowledge of MySQL or MariaDB (including transactions and atomicity)
A working understanding of Linux advantageous
Experience with eCommerce systems advantageous
Front-end design experience
Grade 12 certificate and relevant certifications from an accredited institution
Degree in computer science, engineering or related area advantageous

Duties:
Primary:
Support the Technical Manager with development, timeline and architecture decisions
Mentor and support the mid-level developers in your team
Code review work completed by your team
Maintain and enforce company standards and policies
Communicating and co-ordinating with external parties relating to development projects
Translation of business requirements into detailed designs for implementation
Front-end and back-end development using the above technologies
Testing and documentation of developed code
Maintaining integration tests, unit tests and user acceptance tests
Identify and close any potential security risks
Refactoring code to improve quality
Secondary:
Managing and resolving connectivity issues to supplier systems
Internal technical support and administration
Occasionally resolve customer technical support queries via email (using company helpdesk), phone (logging to helpdesk as necessary) and via the website “live support” system
General client relations and administrative tasks
Researching possible innovations or contribute to open source projects and presenting this to the team

Benefits & Culture:
Flexi-time, One day per sprint as “own time” or R&D Day, Work-from-home options, great company culture with many socials and special-themed days, extremely casual dress code, good coffee and free fruit, squash courts and office team

Technologies you’ll be exposed to:
Micro-Services
Laravel & Lumen
JavaScript, Vue.js, jQuery, Node.js
PCI - Data Security Standard
Docker
Composer
Git
Jira
Ubuntu
Webpack, Gulp

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