Senior Backend Developer (PHP)

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A new digital agency based in Cape Town requires a Senior Backend Developer (PHP) to join their team. Candidate must have 5+ years’ experience in a web or backend development role.



5+ years of working experience in the web- or backend development role.


A sound, practical understanding of the following development technologies are a must:

PHP 5.4+

MySQL5 / MariaDB / PostgreSQL

Apache WebServer 2.2+ configuration and .htaccess directives

Linux Server Environments

CLI (Linux/Mac)

API Technologies






A sound, practical understanding of the following development practises and methodologies are a must:

Modern Object-Oriented Programming architecture and design.

Sound Object Oriented Database Design Patterns.

MVC systems architecture.


The following experience and/or skills would be advantageous for the candidate to possess:

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.

Working on a Mac.

An above-average understanding of the vehicle rental industry.



Passion for growth

Self-driven, knowledgeable and able to run with projects assigned to them.


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.


When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

Degree, Diploma, Permanent

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