Job title: Senior PHP Backend Developer – Architect Scalable systems leveraging the PHP web framework Laravel for a leading Private Education College. CAPE TOWN or JOHANNESBURG. R1.2m per annum.
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary: ZAR 1,200,000.00
Location: Cape Town, WC
Job published: 15/11/2023
Job ID: 39297

Job Description

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a SENIOR PHP BACKEND DEVELOPER to architect scalable systems leveraging the PHP web framework Laravel for a leading PRIVATE EDUCATION COLLEGE.


This Senior PHP Backend Developer position is based in CAPE TOWN or JOHANNESBURG and if offering up to R1.2 million per annum.



This is an established and hugely successful Private TERTIARY EDUCATION COLLEGE. With campuses throughout South Africa and a GLOBAL online presence, they provide specialist tertiary tuition to 5000 students – through on-campus learning, E-Learning, and a full suite of online educational programs.



As the Senior PHP Backend Developer, you will be responsible for crafting high-quality, testable PHP code, designing and implementing business web applications, and integrating applications with other applications, showcasing your DBA skills. You will not only enhance existing applications but also contribute to the seamless integration of in-house and third-party web applications.


You will be responsible for conducting thorough functional testing before deployment, monitoring the stability of newly deployed features, and ensuring the rigorous testing of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Additionally, you will contribute to the implementation and maintenance of robust DevOps practices, including designing, implementing, and enhancing CI/CD pipelines for automated development, testing, and deployment.


This position offers a unique opportunity to impact various business operations, providing an exciting challenge for a PHP developer looking to elevate their career.



Tertiary degree in Information Systems or a related qualification

At least 8 years of relevant web-based business application development and DevOps experience

Knowledge and experience with PHP Web Framework Laravel (8+)

Proficient in DevOps technologies and concepts (Git, Docker)

Understanding of MVC Design Patterns

Experience with SQL/noSQL databases

Proficient in bash scripting languages for DevOps