PHP Developer

cape town


2 years experience

Job description:

      • Design, develop and maintain both internal and client-facing functionality, from inception through to deployment, full life cycle
      • Write clean, efficient and reusable code, utilizing best practices such as SOLID, DRY and KISS
      • Monitor, test, improve and upgrade existing functionality
      • Assist with refactoring legacy code into a new Symfony based system
      • Assist with maintaining and improving an AWS based production environment
      • Create and consume APIs (both REST and SOAP)
      • Work closely with our CTO Evan and the dev team (John, Jerry, Ettienne and new recruits)


        • Strong knowledge of PHP (3+ years practical OOP experience, Wordpress doesn't count)
        • Strong knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS and related tools/packages (3+ years practical experience)
        • Strong knowledge of MySQL (3+ years practical experience)
        • PHP MVC framework experience (1+ year practical experience using Symfony, or Laravel works too)
        • Competent with source control (1+ year practical experience using Git)
        • Comfortable working in a Linux environment (we like Ubuntu)
        • A creative problem solver, that's willing to explore, with a collaborative, open source type mindset
        • Good time management
        • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

About company:

Imagine if doing your tax return was as easy as having a conversation. TaxTim asks simple questions one-by-one about your incomes and expenses, then instantly prepares your fully compliant, fully completed tax return form. Get your tax return done in 10 minutes or less, quickly and easily. TaxTim helps you do your own tax return with confidence, and find new tax deductions that help maximise your potential tax refund too.TaxTim started in 2011 with seed funding from Google and since that date has helped over 1.7 million South Africans make tax easy. TaxTim is directly integrated with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for one-click electronic submission of tax returns - the first true consumer alternative to SARS eFiling. TaxTim also teaches more than 10,000 students at 11 universities and colleges across South Africa how to complete tax returns. In 2015 TaxTim launched in Namibia with tax and audit firm PwC, as the start of its African expansion (see

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