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Senior PHP Developer

We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer who is a self-starter and is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment. The Senior PHP Developer will need to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization and must be comfortable gathering and organising information that translates into usable requirements. Superbalist.com is a rapidly expanding company and we are interested in candidates who are innovative and driven to make a positive impact to the team.

Job Description

Design, develop and test code written in PHP
Design and implement relational schema
Draft technical specifications and briefs
Monitor and profile application performance
Monitor services and systems within our infrastructure
Perform code reviews and maintain levels of quality control
Deploy code to staging and production

5+ years in web development
Highly proficient with PHP, the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack and related web technologies
Experience with PHP MVC frameworks (specifically Laravel) is required, although Zend, Symfony, Kohana and CodeIgniter is acceptable
Experience with relational database systems – preferably MySQL
Experience architecting, developing, testing and maintaining PHP based web applications
Experience with development in a Linux environment
Experience with revision control systems (specifically Git), although SVN is acceptable
Experience with an issue tracking/management system (specifically Jira)
Advanced understanding of theoretical programming fundamentals, including but not limited to algorithms, data structures, design patterns and OOP
Comfortable with the odd frontend job – must have basic skills with (X)HTML, CSS and JS
Experience with Python
B.Sc in Computer Science, Electrical (& Computer) Engineering or a related field is advantageous
Experience with Varnish, RabbitMQ, Memcached and/or Apache Solr is advantageous
Experience with e-commerce based applications is advantageous

Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Strong drive for results
Be comfortable working within a team
Good communication skills
Build and maintain relationships

About Superbalist.com

History Founded in November 2010, Superbalist.com (formerly Citymob) launched in November 2013 as an online style destination for South Africans. Having established a strong and distinctive presence in the world of e-commerce, Superbalist.com caught the attention of online retail giant Takealot.com, who officially acquired the website in August 2014. Superbalism It doesn’t matter if you’re the creator or the appreciator – Superbalism is a higher state of awareness. Where design matters and creativity becomes palpable. Superbalism finds joy in innovation and gets a high from the unique. It’s that emotion when we fall in love with something beautiful. Or the excitement of discovering our new favourite thing. How It Works Superbalist.com expertly curates the world’s finest art, style and lifestyle products. Members can shop sharply styled and edited features, which offer select brands, latest trends, original collaborations and key insights from people in the know.
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