Job title: PHP Developer – Become Senior PHP Developer while leading the development of inhouse and third-party applications for leading EdTech organizations – R80K per month, Remote
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary: ZAR 960,000.00
Location: South Africa
Job published: 09/07/2024
Job ID: 39416

Job Description

Become the SENIOR PHP DEVELOPER, taking the lead developing inhouse and integrating 3rd party applications for the leading Edutech institution.

Based in Cape Town or Johannesburg, this opportunity is offering up to R80K per month


This leading, fast-growing, PRIVATE TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTION has 4,000 students nationally across four physical campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban as well as a substantial Online campus.

They use a variety of third-party software solutions as well as internally developed systems and integrations across its operation: including inter alia marketing, student recruitment, finance, administration, human resources, academics and teaching and learning.

To this end they employ a systems development / support team of eight individuals.

The college also has significant physical IT infrastructure which is maintained and supported by an in-sourced solution provider.


As a Senior PHP Developer, you will drive the development of inhouse projects while integrating with third party applications. You will leverage your expertise in the LAMP/LEMP stack, Unix/Linux server platforms, and MVC/OOP with the Laravel 5+ framework to build robust and scalable applications.

You will work with HTML5, CSS3, and modern CSS libraries like Bootstrap 3+, manage dependencies with Composer and NPM, and develop dynamic web applications using JavaScript (jQuery & VUE2.js). Your strong command of PHP 7+ or Python, RDBMS (MariaDB & SQL Server), and API-based Restful web services will be essential.

Additionally, you will use command line scripting (BASH script & Cron) and version control (GitHub) to maintain code integrity. Familiarity with modern development IDEs and tools like VSCode and SSH will enhance your efficiency. As a Senior PHP Developer, you will also mentor junior developers, sharing your knowledge to foster their growth and contribute to the team's success.


Extensive full-stack development technologies experience (e.g.  LAMP/LEMP stack)

PHP 7+ / Python

Unix/Linux server platforms

MVC/OOP - Laravel 5+ Framework


Modern CSS Libraries (Bootstrap 3+)

Composer & NPM package managers

JavaScript (jQuery & VUE2.js)

RDBMS (MariaDB & SQL Server)

API-based Restful web-services

Command Line Scripting (BASH script & Cron)