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Mid-Level PHP Developer

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Job level:Mid
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Mid PHP Dev
Company:Liquorice Digitas LBi


We require the services of a skilled and experienced mid PHP developer. We are one of South Africa’s leading full-service digital agencies, delivering best- in-class strategy, creative, and technology, as well as the South African office of the international digital agency Digitas Lbi. We work with some of the country’s leading brands including Unilever, Distell, Pioneer Foods and Sanlam.  We are experts in the full range of digital disciplines including web, mobile, social, CRM and SEO/SEM.  The agency is young, dynamic and growing rapidly and we are constantly looking for great digital professionals who really want to make a major impact on the digital landscape. 

The position is deadline driven and your continued success in the position is dependent upon your ability to consistently produce the highest quality code, to spec, within deadlines.

Key performance areas 
  • Development of new database driven PHP applications
  • Development of modifications and add-on modules to existing PHP applications.
  • Trouble-shooting of PHP applications
  • Customisation and modification of third-party software programmes (GNU) for clients
  • The candidate must have a good understanding of databases and must be able to simplify data flow.
Attributes/competencies 
  • Able to function under consistent high pressure and be deadline driven
  • Think laterally and can find feasible and secure solutions to apparently impossible problems
  • The exceptional quality of output and attention to detail are a natural part of your skillset. Adheres to best practices and standards.
  • Self-starter and driven
  • When confronted with a required outcome, you easily see alternative possible options for achieving the desired result and most often select the best route, advising and making alternative suggestions where these will produce a better long-term outcome
  • Ethical considerations and confidentiality are concepts which come naturally to you
  • You would like to make a meaningful contribution in a non-corporate environment and can work efficiently on your own as well as in a team
  • Enjoys leading edge technology 
  • Enjoys people and working in a team
  • Be logical in his thinking and be able to simplify complex processes into manageable modular steps
  • Must be a resourceful person able to find elegant solutions in an environment where new challenges often arise
Essential skill requirements
  • PHP              
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Linux
  • Rest/XML/JSON/oAuth
  • GIT
  • Facebook/Twitter integration
  • MVC/Pure OO programming
  • Unit tests
  • Laravel
Required background 
  • Three+ years of PHP OO/procedural programming experience working in a LAMP environment
  • Three+ years of MySQL experience
  • Experience with Web2.0/HTML5 using jQuery or something of the kind
  • Must have experience with frameworks and content management systems
If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please send your CV to using the reference mentioned above. Please do not send any additional documentation.

Please note we reserve the right to freeze or not hire in the role.

Should you not receive a response from us within three weeks of your application, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful.

Posted on 28 Jul 14:44

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