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Senior Developer

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Company:VGP Recruitment

We have a fantastic job opportunity for a Senior PHP-focussed Developer at a TTL creative agency based in Johannesburg. This Senior Developer will be responsible for the design and development of major and minor web applications. The successful candidate will be required to design, develop, test and deliver websites, applications and components.  Web enhancements and defect resolutions will be required on an ongoing basis. Best practices and design methods will be utilised to ensure the success of the projects. You will be responsible for creating web applications and components from the requirements stage – to design – to production deployment. We are looking for a candidate with flexibility, adaptability and ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work. Don’t miss out, get in touch today!

  • Operates effectively as a member of the development team
  • Also operates effectively as an individual for quick turnaround of enhancements and fixes
  • Responsible for meeting deliverables on time and in high quality
  • Responsible for the development of web applications and components
  • Responsible for the design and development of web pages, graphics, multimedia
  • Effectively develops in a clean, well structured, easily maintainable format
  • Utilises storyboarding and graphic pre-designs where appropriate
  • Demonstrates creative, technical and analytical skills
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in both technical and business environments
  • Maintenance of various intranets and websites on a weekly basis
  • File and back-up all jobs
  • Design of various other materials: corporate collateral; emailers; adverts etc.

The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification from a recognised institution
  • Experience in developing websites and/or web applications
  • Knowledge of PHP fundamentals – essential
  • Knowledge of WordPress fundamentals
  • Exposure to HTML
  • Solid understanding of navigation for maximising usability
  • Front-end and some back-end development experience. More important is the experience of seamless integration of front to back-end functionality
  • Practical experience in development of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SQL, graphics creation with Photoshop, Illustrator, (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Practical experience with some or all of the following: Java Server Pages and Java, XML, PHP – the ability to learn
  • Team player
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment
  • HTML, CSS and Java script: ability to conceptualise, create, design and update websites and see a web design project through from concept to final publishing stage
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
  • Teamwork skills
  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
  • Provide accurate timing estimates on work and the daily completion of tasks
  • Ability to take ownership of the role and work without close supervision
  • An eye for brand consistency throughout a build
  • The ability to pinpoint the best solution to achieve the desired user experience put forward by the team.

Critical Technology Skills Required
  • PHP 
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • gulp
  • Git
  • SCSS (Pre-Processed CSS) 
  • Bootstrap
  • JSON.

General Technology Skills Required

  • CMS Websites
  • SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • Domain and DNS/Email Management
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Google Maps APIs
  • Social Media APIs
  • VS Code – Beneficial.


Should you not receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application for this specific role unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 12 Apr 15:10


Christine Swartz
+27 21 422 1037

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