Studio 29

Senior PHP Engineer available for new opportunities

  • Location Western Cape
  • Role Senior PHP Developer
  • Salary Currently earning R73k but negotiable for the right company
  • Years Experience 13
  • Highest Qualification Diploma, Comprehensive Programming 2005 – 2006
  • Ref # 214
  • Age 33
  • EE/AA Status none
  • Gender Male
  • Drivers Licence Yes
  • Reliable Transport Yes

This senior PHP Back-end Developer is facing retrenchment. He has a total of 13 years Development experience. He lives in Durbanville, so a role in the Northern Suburbs or remote would be preferred but would consider other opportunities too.

His core skills (10 years experience) are :







Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Summary of the last 10 years

Specialist in creating robust and secure APIs with a love for the web. Industries worked in include industries ranging from finance to digital agencies. Enjoy’s a challenge


PHP Developer - XXX Apr 2019 - Present (1 year 1 month +)

I develop the backend PHP API consumed by an Android application. Server infrastructure is AWS. Local development is containerized using Docker. I primarily write end-points returning data or performing functions. Examples of these are user-login, payments via payment gateways used to buy credits within the application and generating user profiles. These end-points also need to be unit tested. I perform regular code-reviews whilst my code is also reviewed. CI to our various platforms happens via Jenkins. I currently work in a distributed team and need to collaborate with other team members based abroad. We follow an Agile development methodology.

Back End Developer – XXX - Aug 2017 - Mar 2019 (1 year 8 months) Lead developer. Developing and managing all online systems. Designing and building the company data warehouse. Database architecture and optimisation. Combining Amazon Web Services offerings to create server infrastructure necessary to house Big Data. Other duties include : Regular development on internal systems and using various AWS technologies to aid in streamline processes. Integration with 3rd party services.

Web Developer – XXX - Feb 2016 - Jul 2017 (1 year 6 months) PHP web application developer. Working on client applications and websites as well as internal projects to support the company as well as the development team. Focusing mainly on WordPress plugin development and integrating web services and 3rd party feeds into client websites.

I contributed to creating the company WP template framework and developed functionality such as automated meta-description generation by passing the page content to 3rd party services to generate a summary and use that as the meta-description for the page. Among other things I developed a light-weight line clamping utility to clamp any line of text to a specified amount of lines which is also responsive. My other duties included mentoring the junior developers and assisting our developers in our remote office in India.

PHP Developer – XXX Apr 2014 - Jan 2016 (1 year 10 months) Any changes, new functionality or enhancements to online systems.

Webmaster – XXX - Jun 2013 - Mar 2014 (10 months) My primary focus was ensuring the stability of the company brochure website and other micro sites all running on WordPress. The main brochure site runs on load-balanced architecture which had its own challenges. In addition to this, my regular duties included: Liaising with the marketing department to develop or enhance plugins to provide new functionality to the website. Monitoring of the servers using New Relic Managing and scheduling updates to the WordPress sites

PHP Developer – XXX - Oct 2011 - Jun 2013 (1 year 9 months) I was part of the production team responsible for development of new websites. Technologies used: Integration with 3rd party API's XML PHP MySQL Javascript (jQuery & custom)


PHP • JavaScript • WordPress • MySQL • Programming • Software Development • AJAX • Linux • HTML5 • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

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