PHP Software Engineer


PHP Software Engineer


As one of Africa’s leading travel companies we understand the importance of technology and innovation to stay ahead of the pack – wildlife pun intended. With proper financial backing in place we are now aiming to grow our technical teams and to become the most advanced online travel company in Africa. See us as a startup without the uncertainty. All our old systems are out and everything is being rebuilt from scratch, which means no maintenance of legacy code. Our strategy is in place and now we need the talent to make it happen.
 
We are seeking a full-time PHP Software Engineer with a strong interest in e-commerce to develop these systems. As an ideal candidate you should have at least 5 years of experience in developing object-oriented PHP applications.
 
As part of our development team you will work at the intersection of technology, marketing and business intelligence. Your key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • You will play a key role in the development of new technologies. This involves analysis of business solution requirements and providing advice on technical issues and faults.
  • Produce well-structured programs/designs, which comply with documented coding standards and meet the documented specifications and testing strategies.
  • Research and evaluate software and hardware to assist in programming or to use as program platforms.
 
Requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP5 (Java is a plus).
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL (MSSQL a plus).
  • Good understanding of OO concepts.
  • Experience with at least one PHP MVC framework required (we use Laravel).
  • Experience with API-driven systems.
  • Experience with a SPA MV* Javascript framework will be beneficial but not required (such as Ember.js or Angular.js).
  • Experience with GIT version-control.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a proven track record
 
Beneficial
  • It is always beneficial for systems engineer to at least have a basic understanding of frontend technologies to improve the   synergy between yourself and the frontend developers.
  • Experience with Linux servers a plus (Debian-based).
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or related field or equivalent diploma
 
You will earn a competitive base salary with a variable incentive based on reaching specific KPIs.
 
Please send your application to jon@rhinoafrica.com

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