REF # 1902109

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Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Jnr Back End Developer (PHP)

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A tech company offering ground-breaking innovative tools to businesses seeks a Junior Backend Developer, someone who is a quick study and able to push through working with new technologies on the fly. The day to day will include optimization of existing codebases, bugfixes, maintenance where required, refactoring of existing and new systems. We are looking for someone who would join the team long-term and grow in their role with them as their own skills and knowledge does. The candidate should be passionate about growth and partial to learning and taking instruction. Basic analytical thinking and logical deduction skills are a must in terms of needed soft skills.


  • Develop, implement and support existing and new applications
  • Build and maintenance of the back-end database and services
  • Write testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability
  • Integrations of data sources and databases into singular systems
  • Contribute to implementation plans, and assist in rollout


  • Web based development knowledge & experience.
  • Good understanding of and experience with OOP.
  • Must be great at problem solving and thinking outside the box.
  • Understanding of database principles (design, implementation, and management).
  • Fluent with PHP 5.6+ (preferably PHP 7+).
  • MySQL / MariaDB / PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledgeable with Apache / NGINX.
  • Experienced in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and REST.
  • Familiar with modern JavaScript frameworks (like Ember, Angular, React or Vue).
  • Modern tooling using NPM, Composer, Webpack, and other build tools like Grunt and Gulp.
  • Bonus: Node, Python, or Ruby.

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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