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Senior PHP Developer at Mxit / Capetown

Full-time / Posted 22 January 2013 / Viewed: 1332 times /

Mxit is building web-based tools to help technical and non-technical people engage audiences on the Mxit messaging platform. These tools integrate with the public facing Mxit APIs (

The position is based at Mxit’s Cape Town offices in the CBD, or head offices in Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape. You would be required to work closely with a product manager, designer and other technical team members to build and refine web-based tools, in an agile environment.

Required skills:

PHP, skilled and proficient with frameworks (specifically laravel, but any exp. on an MVC framework with an ORM is sufficient)
Experience with Nginx, php-fpm, apache, etc.
Front-end experience (Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS)
Ability to work in a team environment
Good communication skills in person
Good communication skills over email and instant messenging

Desirable experience:

MongoDB / Document store / NoSQL
Experience with: python, .net, Java
AWS / Cloud computing
Work with building scalable systems
Understanding of user experience design
Unit testing
Queue systems and async tasks
Build and deployment systems
Agile approach to development
Delivering work while in a physically distributed/remote environment
Exposure/experience with Jira, Trello

Required Qualifications:

University level, or equivalent, or significant working experience

Send CV/Portfolio/LinkedIn/Careers 2.0 with an email about yourself. Subject should be “Application for Senior PHP Dev position”.