If you thrive on the challenge of quickly learning new tech, then a fast-paced provider of innovative business tools wants you as their next Full Stack Backend Developer with strong PHP ability. Your core role will include day-to-day optimization of existing codebases, bug fixes, maintenance where required & refactoring existing and new systems. You will require 5-7 years’ experience in a similar role, be fluent with PHP 5.6+, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, OOP, be passionate about growth & be able to think outside the box.


  • Develop, implement, and support existing and new applications.
  • Build and maintenance of the back-end database and services.
  • Write testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability.
  • Integrations of data sources and databases into singular systems.
  • Contribute to implementation plans and assist in rollout.


  • Web based development knowledge and experience.
  • Good understanding of and experience with OOP.
  • Must be great at problem solving and thinking outside the box.
  • Understanding of database principles (design, implementation, and management).

Technical Proficiency –

  • Fluent with PHP 5.6+ (preferably PHP 7+).
  • MySQL / MariaDB / PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledgeable with Apache / NGINX.
  • Experienced in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and REST.
  • Familiar with modern JavaScript frameworks (like Ember, Angular, React or Vue).
  • Modern tooling using NPM, Composer, Webpack, and other build tools like Grunt and Gulp.
  • Bonus: Node, Python, or Ruby.


  • Analytical thinker.
  • Logical deduction skills.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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