July 22, 2016

Internal Positions: PHP Developer

PHP Developer

Way With Words is a global transcription company based in Cape Town. We are a dynamic business with mostly offshore clients who require prompt and professional service. We provide individual transcription solutions for our clients or b2b arrangements.

We are looking for a mid-level/senior PHP developer with strong JavaScript skills to help manage our workflow and back-end services and the interchange of data between the server and the users.

Your primary focus would be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the workflow system and databases and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You would also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.


Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developer
Managing any fixes or improvements to the current company workflow system
Potential to help build efficient, testable and reusable PHP modules for a potential new workflow system
Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
Integration of data storage solutions


Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks
At least three years’ plus as a developer of PHP with experience in MySQL/MariaDB, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
Linux server management (Ubuntu/Debian preferable), including some experience with Apache/NGINX.
Good English language and communication skills
Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming
Understanding accessibility and security compliance
Strong knowledge of the common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions
Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
User authentication and authorisation between multiple systems, servers, and environments
Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, in particular, Git

Personal Skills/Attributes:

You should be able to communicate well and be a detail-conscious, focused person.
You must have your own transport for travelling to and from work.

This is a permanent position, for our Bellville, Cape Town office. Please apply by emailing us your CV and a short letter explaining why you would like to join our team. Please also state your preferred remuneration. Only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Should you be asked to attend an introductory interview, you may thereafter be requested to complete a short assessment test of your capabilities. Applications for this position will remain open until we find a suitable applicant. Email your CV plus a covering letter, setting out your reasons for applying, to:
We will only respond to applicants who are shortlisted for possible interview.