Mid-level WordPress / Php Developer

Job Description

We are seeking a mid level WordPress / Php Developer to help us accelerate our digital product strategy. We at Publisher’s Toolbox want you to play a pivotal contributing role within the WordPress Global Community.
Ultimately you’d help drive product strategy and implementation, which means you’d be responsible for backend and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins and building tools to integrate with various third party and internal tools.

This position requires a combination of web development skills (namely PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) as well as a basic understanding of web application design and usability. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. Also, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate real world experience with WordPress specific development fundamentals.

Core Skills and Experience

A solid working knowledge of the following will be required:
WordPress plugins
MVC Development Principles
OOP understanding for plugin and theme development (including child theme development)
WordPress Rest API – (making calls, customising and extending built in routes)
Strong understanding of PHP back-end development

Additional Skills and Experience

In addition to the core WordPress development skills, a good understanding of the following tools and technologies would be highly advantageous:

Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML, CSS, jQuery
Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
CSS Compilers (SASS and LESS)
Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, specifically Git
Front end build tools and task runners such as Gulp, Grunt
Package management for client side and server side dependencies (Composer, NPM, Bower)
PHP Composer
Proficient in working with relational data, MySql
Bonus Points: REACT.JS knowledge

Personal Attributes

Show a strong sense of personal mastery
Desire to learn new technologies, apply them and then share with rest of the team
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Proven ability to plan and organize
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent communication and listening skills
Ability to adapt to changing situational requirements
Handles pressure confidently and appropriately

Company Information

Afrozaar is an exciting software company based in Cape Town, but works remotely
Digital product provider to publishers and brands
Customer base is both local and international
Flexible self managing team work environment
We take a lot of pride in a our work and enjoy celebrating our success as a team

Product pages

Afrozaar’s product suite includes The Publisher’s Toolbox, which offers a unique digital publishing service to large and small publishers. We enable effective secure distribution of content across platforms and channels. We are looking to make interesting impact on the way digital content is repackaged for redistribution. We pride ourselves on simple yet scalable product architecture that meets unique needs.

We love what we do, and this comes through in our delivery. We want to work with great people that are leaders in their fields, something we are looking to expand upon as we travel the journey in making content available anywhere, anytime and affordable on any device.

Salary (Total Cost To Company/Total package)
Market related depending on experience

Send your CV to careers@publisherstoolbox.com

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