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PHP Developer

Location:Cape Town, Salt River
Job level:Mid/Senior
Type:Contract
Company:Red & Yellow Creative School of Business


Position PHP Developer-Cape Town

Red and Yellow is looking for a mid-level PHP developer to join our ambitious and dynamic support team. The successful candidate will work closely with our Customer team to maintain and enhance our online assets – public websites, associated websites, our LMS (Learner Management System) and other systems as part of our ‘Tech Stack’.

The PHP Developer will be part of a small team, primarily working on Red and Yellow’s main website (eCommerce based). You will work closely with the Head of Marketing Technology using Scrum and Agile methodologies to craft high-impact web and mobile applications. We are looking for someone truly passionate and enthusiastic about software and its various applications, someone with reasonable experience and mid-level technical ability. We are committed to providing training and development to help you learn on the job. The successful candidate must be able to write clean maintainable code and follow style guidelines.

A typical day may look like
  • Maintaining the Red & Yellow website from an e-commerce perspective
  • Working closely with the Head of Marketing Technology using scrum and Agile methodologies to craft high-impact web and mobile applications
  • Ensuring clean maintainable code within style guidelines
  • Writing automated tests
  • Develop new features and functions for existing products
  • Maintain coding standards and best practices
  • Research and implement new technologies, tools and methods
  • Code reviews
  • PHP – preferably the Themosis framework
  • JavaScript and JQuery knowledge
  • HTML and CSS
  • WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Deploy code to staging and production environments 
  • Ability to understand the core of a problem and research possible solutions using relevant online resources
  • Comfortable working within a team 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and adhere to tight deadlines
Have you got what it takes?
  • Proven software development experience in PHP
  • Understanding of open source projects like Joomla, Drupal, Wikis, osCommerce, etc
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX etc
  • Good knowledge of relational databases, version control tools and of developing web services
  • Experience in common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, Linked In etc)
  • Passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas
We can’t live without
  • Grade 12 certificate or equivalent Level 4 qualification
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or diploma in information technology/information systems
  • Experience in PHP development, MySQL, JQuery, HTML and CSS
Great to haves
  • OOP
  • Git/Bitbucket
  • Server Admin – deployment and management
  • Domain Setup/DNS Domain
  • MySQL Data Management
  • PHP Unit Testing
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • AWS knowledge
  • Bootstrap responsive framework
  • Solid experience in both back-end and front-end development
  • Experience with Salesforce would be an added plus!
Why Red & Yellow?
  • Take advantage of our vibrant and inspirational campus
  • Sign up for all our online courses for free!
  • Join our team of innovative and top-notch people who make things happen
  • Friends and gamily discount on courses offered by R&Y
  • Prime location in the heart of Salt River
  • Great coffee shop around the corner
  • Generous leave policy
  • Flexible working hours
Our values

Our seven values define us, guide us, and keep us and our school one step ahead.

These are the things we care about – for ourselves, our colleagues, our customers, and our students. We look to uphold them in every area of our work and evoke them in each other.

Relentlessly Curious: Like a sponge, we don't read and listen and ask questions, so we can get ahead, we do it because we can't help ourselves. We just want to know more, about everything, all the time

Proudly Persistent: We set high standards for ourselves and our school and we have the grit and determination to achieve these goals. When adversity comes our way, we face it head on.

Constructively Challenging: We question everything not accepting anything as a given. We speak and act with respect and intelligence when challenging the status quo.

Kindly Respectful: We treat our fellow humans the way we would like to be treated, with goodness and compassion. While we may not agree with their point of view, provided it doesn't hurt anyone, we respect and encourage their right to have it.

Boundlessly Creative: New ideas are our lifeblood. We have to be always innovating, always improving and always growing and evolving ourselves, our students and our business school.

Excitedly Accountable: We stand up and we want to lead, we pursue the greater good and we get our work done. People can rely on us to deliver to the best of our ability, every time.

Intelligently Humble: Egos get in the way. We know we are mere pedestrians in the global village of knowledge and ideas and are always grateful when someone teaches us something.

Our Social Promise

"We are a better business school because we are filled with students from all walks of life.

To ensure we stay that way, at least 10% of our students won’t have to pay for themselves. For every nine hours you learn with our school, someone less fortunate receives an hour of career-boosting learning."

If you feel you’ve got what it takes to join Red & Yellow, we want to hear from you! Get in touch a with us at

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the employment equity act.

Posted on 08 Feb 08:01

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