Software Developer (PHP)


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"Our client is an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to African higher educational institutions and governments. They offer bundled ICT infrastructure and software solutions, using a vendor-financing model in which investments are recoverable on a subscription basis".


Job Description

In this position, your responsibilities are primarily technical. Your duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Using all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (analysis, design, coding, testing, deployment and maintenance), produce software applications to meet clients’ requirements.
  • Developing web applications using the company’s portal framework including all tiers; presentation layer, business logic and data layer.
  • Utilizing RAD tools in creating solutions that are easier to manage and deploy within a short time frame.
  • Integrating the company’s software applications with each other as the need arises.
  • Using industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies and deployment models to produce software applications.
  • Adhering to the software development standards and processes of the company.
  • Ensuring that code is reusable, maintainable and well documented.
  • Performing initial quality assurance by unit testing all developed code.
  • Estimating effort and time required to carry out software development tasks.
  • Ensuring that development deadlines are agreed with your project manager and adhered to.
  • Working effectively in a development team as well as individually on assigned projects.
  • Working closely with other staff, such as project managers, customization and deployment team, business analysts, and sales and marketing professionals, to develop optimal solutions for clients.
  • Participating in Research and Development (R & D) to enable the development team keep in touch with emerging and latest technologies.
  • Researching, acquiring and using more efficient development skills, techniques and technologies.


Core Competencies and Characteristics:

The key capabilities and personal attributes that this position entails and that we expect you to have and are responsible to uphold include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated competency in PHP programming language
  • Self motivation and results orientation
  • Excellent command of both oral and written communication
  • Professional presentation and demeanor
  • Knowledge of MDA (Model Driven Architecture) concepts and tools




Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Information Technology

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years