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PHP SOFTWARE ENGINEER – gain API Architecture & Low Latency App Coding expertise - SANDTON, R700K-R750K

Job Title: PHP SOFTWARE ENGINEER – gain API Architecture & Low Latency App Coding expertise - SANDTON, R700K-R750K
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sandton
Industry:
IT
Salary: R700K - R750K/annum
Contact Name: Gary Silbermann
Contact Email: gary@acuityconsultants.co.za
Job Published: January 25, 2019 09:27

Job Description

PHP / PYTHON DEVELOPER – this is an excellent opportunity for a SOFTWARE ENGINEER to join a specialised DATA SCIENCE AI COMPANY, who engineer PRODUCTS to help businesses predict consumer behaviour through the development of highly advanced, state-of-the-art Automation, AI and Machine Learning. In this role you will gain expert skills in API Architecture & Low Latency App Coding.

Based in SANDTON, this PHP / PYTHON DEVELOPER role offers a salary of R700K – R750K/annum.

THE COMPANY:
This Software Company is a leader in Developing Products in supporting MACHINE LEARNING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DATA AUTOMATION and IN PREDICTING CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR for the RETAIL and FINANCIAL SECTORS. Using AI they predict consumer behaviour which helps their clients maximise efficiency and customer satisfaction. 
Their SaaS Product provides an ability to match people with products, match inventory with business opportunity, match prices with spending propensity, and match people with usage patterns, through the use of DEEP LEARNING ALGORITHMS. 
 
THE ROLE:
As SOFTWARE ENGINEER you will join a team who deliver an automated consumer behaviour prediction platform to companies. 
Your job will be to further the development of REST API, which is the backbone of the service they provide. The API controls data integration from clients, the training of their AI model and the return of the results to their own systems and the Dashboard. 
The most exciting and challenging aspects of this job are the scale and speed at which the API needs to operate. They pride themselves on a fraction of millisecond responses no matter the complexity of the API feature.
You will maintain and write new API features.
Develop and maintain API integration with Database layer.
Advise on needed changes and optimisations on the Database architecture.
Optimise routines and functions for maximum efficiency.
Advise on infrastructure and architecture changes as far as it influences API response efficiency.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Must have solid experience with PHP or Python, and MySQL development experience.
Must be an appreciator of PHP and its power in a startup environment.
Solid experience in API development and architecture is required. REST experience would be preferred.
Must be able to code low latency applications. Any API response must return in a fraction of a second, no matter how large or complicated the function is. 300ms is the target, anything above 1 second is considered broken.
Fluency in Javascript and Linux OS.

If you qualify for this role, please email your CV directly to:
Gary Silbermann
gary@acuityconsultants.co.za 
021 801 5001

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