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PHP Developer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Johannesburg
SalaryR30K - R20K per month
Job TypePermanent
EducationB.Sc. Degree or relevant IT Diploma

Job Description

A leading technical and marketing company based in Johannesburg are looking for a PHP developer to join their dynamic team.


• IT related Diploma / Degree / Certificate.

• Valid drivers’ license & own car required. [non-negotiable]

• 0-8 years’ experience in a similar position. (we will look at graduates)

• Programming languages required PHP [non-negotiable], advantageous CGI/PERL

• Web technologies (java scripting), web2.0 (AJAX), jQuery essential.

• Database integration and SQL knowledge a must have, MySQL knowledge extremely advantageous

• SQL and relational databases knowledge, ability to write SQL queries, triggers and store procs advantageous.

• Not looking for someone to do graphics but to take artwork given to them and create web pages.

• Good skills in research, analysis, design, project planning and implementation

• Flexibility to learn new programming languages where projects require it

• Knowledge of Linux advantageous.

• Bash scripting advantageous.

• Ability to establish and maintain a sense of discipline

• Ability to code W3C compliant, well-formed XHTML.

• Ability to code CSS for styling and pure div layouts.

• Ability to hand-code XHTML/CSS.

• Good understanding of cross browser compatibility and restrictions.

• Excellent concept design ability for web.

• HTML5 Knowledge advantageous

• Mobile Application development advantageous

Personal Attributes:

• Must be presentable to suit a corporate environment (well dressed and spoken).

• Analytical and methodical skills with a high attention to detail and pride in themselves and their work.

• Be self-reliant, management of own time and delivery of tasks according to deadlines.

• Willing to continuously update personal IT skills and knowledge

• Ability to work on many tasks simultaneously

• Deliver according to timelines even if it means working outside of the normal working hours

• Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

• Must be able to work as part of a team and independently (relatively little supervision).

• Be open to new ideas, methodologies and open to constructive criticism.

• A good positive attitude and demeanour, filled with energy and enthusiasm.

• Must be able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:

• The candidate’s primary responsibility would be:

o New web site developments, maintenance or upgrades using PHP, JavaScript’s and web 2.0

o Web site maintenance using PHP/CGI/PERL.

o To interpret verbal / written technical specifications (when supplied), develop, test and deliver according to spec and document and support there developments

o Do extensive testing of their own development and ensure it meets the company standards

o On-going maintenance and testing of development

• The role comprises approximately 50% back-end and 50% front-end application and web development, though this could change from project to project.

• Must take responsibility for the developments, applications, systems, etc. within their division.

• Apply themselves and continually add value to their division and the department.

• Help mentor more junior and share skills across the board

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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