Nov 22, 2018

Junior PHP Developer

  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Town
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

(Payclass 09; Permanent Post)
Online Communications Unit
Communication and Marketing Department
UCT’s Communication and Marketing Department (CMD) is seeking to appoint a Junior PHP Developer to work in the
department’s Online Communications Unit.
The Communication and Marketing Department is a high-pressure, fast-paced and demanding work environment and
therefore requires an individual who is highly motivated, organised, flexible, detail-orientated, and has a great work
ethic. The position requires someone who enjoys working in a team and is passionate about the world of web
development. The successful candidate will support other units both internal and external to CMD and will work on
and provide support for UCT’s various web system platforms.
Minimum requirements
 National diploma (NQF 6 Level) in Information Technology or similar field
 3 years relevant work experience in the web and application development industry
 Demonstrable work experience in PHP, front-end web development, MySQL and HTML
 Proven experience using front-end frameworks
 Proven experience using web content management systems
 Demonstrable experience in web design using tools/applications such as Photoshop or alternative graphics editing
 Experience using Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Custom Search Engine
The following would be advantageous:
 Experience working with bulk communication systems (e.g Mailchimp)
 support the Senior PHP Developer with ongoing daily tasks
 become an expert user of all UCT’s official web content management systems
 document, plan, develop and roll out web applications as required
 train users on UCT’s official web content management systems
 write reports, business requirements, testing scripts and other documentation as required
 manage project deadlines
 edit and process (add metadata, rename and file) images in the CMD digital repository
For more details about the position please refer to the position description.
The annual cost of employment, including benefits, is between R355 670 and R418 435.
To apply, please e-mail the following documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at
- UCT Application Form (
- Motivation letter, detailing how you meet the minimum requirements for this job
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Portfolio of work and/or list of websites that you have developed or developed part of. Describe briefly your role in
the development of each.
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply
with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted and will be required to undergo a competency test.


R355 670 and R418 435

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