Senior PHP Developer (Laravel)

IT – Software Development
Stellenbosch – Western Cape

JOIN the close-knit team of a cutting-edge FinTech company in Stellenbosch seeking the coding expertise of a forward-thinking Senior PHP Developer with strong Laravel. Forming part of an Agile Dev team, you will help build and work on enterprise payment grade software systems on top of a PHP Laravel and Vue.js development stack. As the company offers a hybrid working environment, you must be proficient in virtual team management and be able to manage deliverables in a virtual setting. The ideal candidate must have a College/University Degree in Computer Science or related field, have at least 7+ years’ experience in a similar role with extensive knowledge of PHP, Laravel & JavaScript. You also need proficiency in Linux – preferably Ubuntu & with one of the major Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure GCP), preferably AWS.
Reporting to the DevOps Manager –
  • Maintain high standards of software quality.
  • Collaborate with other Software Developers, Business Analysts and Software Architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web– and Android-based business applications.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user’s requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.
  • Design, develop, and Unit Test applications in accordance with established standards.
  • Participate in peer–reviews of solution designs and related code.
  • Package and support deployment of releases.
  • Work with teammates in the upgrade and rewrite of legacy software.
  • Develop, refine, and tune integrations between applications.
  • Analyse and resolve technical and application problems.
  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties.
  • Adhere to high–quality development principles while delivering solutions on–time and on–budget.
  • Develop Cloud native solutions.
  • Provide third–level support to business users.
  • Research and evaluate a variety of software products to promote efficiency and quality of products.
Qualifications –
  • College or University Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
Experience/Skills –
  • A proven track record as a Senior Software Developer with at least 7+ years’ experience.
  • Extensive knowledge with strong proficiency in PHP, Laravel and JavaScript.
  • Linux sysadmin knowledge preferably Ubuntu.
  • Designing and developing enterprise grade software.
  • Experience with one of the major Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure GCP), preferably AWS.
  • Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments.
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Agile development methodologies.
  • Experience with debugging, performance profiling and optimization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Object–Oriented and Service–Oriented application development techniques and theories.
  • An intelligent, strong, tech savvy, outcomes focussed professional.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges in this fast–paced growing company.
  • Internally motivated, able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes.