Full Stack PHP Web Developer

Full Stack PHP Web Developer


A company in Johannesburg has a vacancy in its Johannesburg offices for a FULL STACK PHP WEB DEVELOPER. The right candidate is a dynamic, creative Developer with a passion for excellence and an expert on expanding and maintaining content-rich, frequently updated websites. Must be able to conceptualise and research web-based solutions to business and operational challenges and requirements. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team and report directly to the Creative Director.
? Develop, enhance and maintain website back-end and front-end
? Take lead together with other Developers and solve problems
? Develop functional and appealing web and mobile applications
? Provide website maintenance and enhancements
? Suggest innovative ways to improve the performance of the website
? Conceptualise digital solutions for editorial and advertisers and, in co-operation with the Digital Editor and Advertising department, ensure proper placement of ad?s and content
? Work with other members of the digital department and service suppliers
? Excellent knowledge and experience of PHP, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3 (SASS, LESS), JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX and WordPress core / APIs
? Understanding of the fully synchronous behaviour of PHP
? Knowledge of ESNext/React
? Understanding the asynchronous nature of JS
? Knowledge of functional programming
? Experience writing blocks for the Block Editor
? Knowledge of object-oriented PHP programming
? Understanding accessibility and security compliance
? Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
? Familiarity with SQL databases and their declarative query languages
? Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
? Proficient understanding of build tools such as Webpack
? Experience working with distributed team
? Knowledge and experience of the WordPress (CMS) (writing themes and plugins)
? Version control systems (GIT/Subversion)

? More than 3 to 5 years? work experience in Wordpress and PHP environment:
- JavaScript
- JQuery

? Extensive knowledge and experience in WordPress development
? Knowledge of inbuilt WordPress functions
? Knowledge in crafting WordPress plugins and widgets to conform to WordPress coding standards
? Knowledge in creating child themes and working experience with WordPress premium themes
? Knowledge in creating responsive WordPress themes and themes with parallax effect
? Strong interpersonal and leadership skills as needed to mentor team members who are less experienced with WordPress
? Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
? Excellent understanding of internet technologies
? Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
? Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
? Strong initiative, commitment, and a positive, ?whatever? it takes attitude
? Knowledge of wire-framing
? AWS knowledge
? Twitter Bootstrap
? Website performance optimisation
? Knowledge of Linux hosting environments
? Knowledge of Adobe Programs (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
? Mobile App Development
? Basic knowledge of digital advertising and Google Ad manager
? Social media integration
? Passionate, dedicated, no-nonsense hard worker, self-starter and team player
? Pay meticulous attention to detail and deliver high standards of work
? Must be able to work as part of a team and independently
? Willing to work irregular hours and go the extra mile
? Answers-driven individual with strong deadline driven attitude

Salary is market related.

Please reply with CV in MS Word, stating current salary and availability.

Experience Requirements: 
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