PHP Developer - Senior Backend

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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.


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



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


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:


Laravel & Lumen

JavaScript, Vue.js, jQuery, Node.js

PCI - Data Security Standard






Webpack, Gulp

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