Senior PHP Developer

Ryan Innes

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Nov 30, 2011
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Role: PHP Developer
Experience: Senior
Salary Bracket: R55k - R65k pm Neg
Location: Cape Town
Required Skills:
PHP development experience working with OOP
Working experience of MVC design pattern
Working knowledge of MySQL or MariaDB (including transactions and atomicity)
A working understanding of Linux a plus
Any experience with eCommerce systems a plus
Some front-end design experience
Grade 12 certificate and relevant certifications from an accredited institution
Degree in computer science, engineering or related area a plus

Contact Details: ryan@pureplacements.co.za mobile: +27834439745
 

retromodcoza

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I'm just curious. I'd love to know how this goes from your perspective.

When you put an ad out as above , do you :

Get no people applying?
Get lots of people , but none are remotely suitable?
Get lots of people , and they go through the process but are found wanting?
Get lots of people , but they reach the offer stage and negotiations break down for whatever reason?

I did PHP full time about 10 years back and now do a smattering for maintenance. Its also being seen more and more as a career dead end. That being said , lots of devs who do other languages might be suitable for PHP.

A while back , I wrote this :

I wonder if your situation would benefit from such an approach.
 

Ryan Innes

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Joined
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Messages
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I'm just curious. I'd love to know how this goes from your perspective.

When you put an ad out as above , do you :

Get no people applying?
Get lots of people , but none are remotely suitable?
Get lots of people , and they go through the process but are found wanting?
Get lots of people , but they reach the offer stage and negotiations break down for whatever reason?

I did PHP full time about 10 years back and now do a smattering for maintenance. Its also being seen more and more as a career dead end. That being said , lots of devs who do other languages might be suitable for PHP.

A while back , I wrote this :

I wonder if your situation would benefit from such an approach.
Hi @retromodcoza

Thanks for the questions/comments,

I've had a couple of applications (not via MBB unfortunately) all have been lacking with regards to experience required by our client, to be honest we haven't put them forward as they either claim to have the experience required but when you dig deeper - their work experience has been limited to short contracts with large gaps between employment. They don't have certain skills required by the client or are just taking a chance.

If this were an entry level or internship post I would have greater leeway, the client is in the process of rebuilding their entire backend and doesn't have the room for interns currently. Once the rebuild is complete, tested and pushed live the situation should change.

I'll definitely give the your article a read.

Appreciate all feedback and advice received.

Ryan
 
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