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PHP Developer (snr-level) – expand on existing platform and build new features for fully-funded, fast growing fintech – 840Kctc/annum – Cape Town (Southern Suburbs)

Job Title: PHP Developer (snr-level) – expand on existing platform and build new features for fully-funded, fast growing fintech – 840Kctc/annum – Cape Town (Southern Suburbs)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Salary: R840Kctc/annum
Contact Name: Gabi
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2019 12:27

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior PHP Developer, with strong JavaScript skills, to join a fast-growing, fully funded startup that values work/life balance and will provide you with the chance to grow your skillset.  

This Senior PHP Developer role is based in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and paying circa R840Kctc/annum

The company 
A successful start-up that is making a meaningful impact on the growth and development of South African businesses and our local economy, this business has grown into one of South Africa’s leading online payment gateways. The company was recently acquired by Africa’s leading Payment Service Provider, extending its reach across the continent. You will work in a relaxed environment for a company that values innovation, initiative and flexibility, giving you the chance to enjoy your work while making world-class tech happen. Your personal and professional aspirations are prioritised, and because of this you will be offered free ongoing learning dedicated "own days" every two weeks to work on self-development or work-related side projects.

The Role 
As a senior team member, you will support the technical manager with development, timeline and architecture decision. You will mentor and support mid-level developers and complete code review work for your team. Primarily, you will contribute to the expansion of the existing payment platform; building new features and applications relating to payments, online commerce, fraud detection and security; refactoring code to improve quality and documentation of developed code. Depending on your preference, you will be able to focus solely on backend development or have exposure to front-end – the choice is yours! 


  • Relevant qualification from accredited institution 
  • 7 years + PHP development (working with OOP) 
  • Laravel / Lumen or similar 
  • Some frontend development experience is desirable 
  • MVC design pattern – working experience 
  • MySQL or MariaDB, including transactions and atomicity – working knowledge 
  • Experience with eCommerce systems advantageous 

If you qualify for this role, please email your CV directly to:
Gabi Garb 
021 801 5001

If you have not had a response to your application within 14 days please consider your application to be unsuccessful.