Senior PHP Backend Web Developer

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Senior PHP Software Engineer / Mobile Cloud Applications

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Full time role
Fast-paced, exciting, start-up environment!
R50k – R70k per month depending on skill-set and experience
Flexible working conditions outside of core hours
Cape Town CBD location
Starting Mar/Apr 2014

Who is biNu?
We are a fast moving startup that provides Internet services and applications aimed at the billions of people in developing markets using mobile phones. Our focus is on speed and utility. We reach millions of users per month and are growing fast.

Learn more at http://www.binu.com/

We have a flat management structure, we work in small self managed self motivated teams. Our aspirations are big, this role would especially suit someone that is willing to grow with the task. Independent thinkers that can identify an opportunity and develop something cool will thrive.

What we’re looking for
We are expanding our operations from Sydney, Australia to Cape Town and need to build a team who will help take our user engagement to the next level through 2014. We need smart people to add high quality, fun, engaging features and content to the biNu experience as well as enhance our existing suite of applications. We are eager to hire exceptional software engineers with experience in high traffic environments and large data problems.

Note: We are not looking for web designers or web developers who have purely worked on creating websites. Our applications are focussed on the backend database and data processing, with some work on the frontend based on our unique biNu platform.

From a development perspective, you will focus on enhancing existing applications as well as designing and developing new features and apps on the biNu platform. Building for scalability and robustness are key requirements as we grow. The two main backend systems are the core user accounts system that has multi-faceted APIs, as well as the survey processing engine.

As a senior member of the team, you will also be required to mentor and lead other new members of the Cape Town development team as they are recruited. You will have the opportunity to travel overseas, such as to our Sydney headquarters for training and/or project work with our core development team, where required.

Skills
These are the technologies and skill-sets we use. 5-10 years experience in these or the ability to quickly re-factor your current skills will count strongly in your favour.
  • The ability and experience to lead and/or mentor other developers in the team
  • PHP, Java, Perl, Python and Shell in a backend environment
  • Mobile/Web application development, WAP, WML, HTML
  • XML, SOAP and JSON
  • Architecting and managing robust, secure and scalable systems
  • Apache, MySQL, NoSQL, Memcache
  • Code frameworks such as CodeIgnitor, Zend, etc.
  • Online APIs (Google, Facebook, Wordnik and more)
  • Code profiling and benchmarking
  • Agile development practices and lean principles
  • REL based Linux hosted in the Amazon cloud
  • Amazon tools – DynamoDB, RDS, ELB, S3, etc.
  • Version control (git - bit bucket)
  • Issue / project management (Jira)
  • Devopps / sysadmin skills a plus
  • Plus any new services and technologies that suit our rapidly changing situation. We’re not stuck on any one system, if you can convince us that a technology is better suited and can run with it, we’ll do it!

Please send your CV to tim.wightman@binu-inc.com if you believe you suit this role.
 
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