PHP Developer


If you are looking for a career as a PHP developer, you need to know why this is a good choice for the future. There are many reasons why people have chosen this path, and there are many reasons why those same people have found success.

PHP is a popular web development language used to power large and small websites, including some of today's most visited sites. Employers are looking for individuals who combine an understanding of complex programming concepts with the requisite creativity, passion, and persistence.

What is a PHP Developer?

A PHP developer is a skilled programmer who uses the PHP language to create dynamic web pages. A PHP developer works closely with clients to understand their needs and meet those needs by creating custom-designed websites that are easy to update and maintain.

A career in PHP development opens countless possibilities within the world of web development. You'll work with a constantly evolving and ever-expanding pool of tools, libraries, frameworks and modules that allow you to build excellent applications that meet today's tech trends.


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PHP Developer Job Description

PHP Developer Job Overview

As a PHP Developer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining web applications that can scale to meet the needs of our customers. You will be part of a small team of developers and work closely with other teams, including QA, DevOps, and support engineers. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Working with a team of developers to build applications using PHP 7 (the latest version of PHP)
  • Being responsible for writing clean, well-documented code that is easy to understand by other members of your team
  • Participating in code reviews with other members of your team
  • Debugging issues that arise in production

Responsibilities of a PHP Developer

The PHP developer will be responsible for developing and maintaining various web applications. This includes writing code, testing that code, and providing support if problems or bugs arise. They will also be responsible for creating user interfaces, including designing HTML pages and JavaScript and CSS stylesheets. Additionally, they will work with other developers to ensure that their work matches the current project's coding standards.

The following list highlights some of the specific responsibilities of a PHP developer:

  • Writing code using PHP frameworks like Laravel, Symfony, and CodeIgniter;
  • Writing SQL queries in MySQL;
  • Working with JavaScript frameworks like JQuery;
  • Creating HTML pages using Bootstrap;
  • Creating CSS stylesheets using Sass;
  • Designing user interfaces (UIs) using Photoshop;
  • Testing their code to ensure its functionality before submitting it for review by other developers;

PHP Developer Qualifications & Skills

  • Must have at least three years of experience in PHP development.
  • Must have experience with Laravel, Symfony, and CodeIgniter frameworks.
  • PHP programming experience
  • Experience working with WordPress, Drupal and other CMS platforms
  • Familiarity with relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL


  • JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 (strong)
  • PHP (highly desired)
  • MySQL (highly desired)


PHP developers must be creative problem solvers who can think on their feet. They should also be able to work independently or on a team to meet deadlines and produce results.

The following skills are essential for success as a PHP developer:

  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, XML (XSLT), JSON (JSONP) and SQLite databases;
  • Experience designing responsive websites;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients as well as other team members; Strong analytical skills;

A career as a PHP Developer is an exciting and fulfilling path that provides you with the freedom to create beautiful and user-friendly web applications. People can always tell the difference between something created by a professional and someone who tried to do it themselves. Knowing how to create a website the right way will help you reach your full potential in this field and make you more attractive to those involved in the hiring process.

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PHP Developer Jobs currently open:

Senior Full Stack PHP Developer – Johannesburg (Hybrid Model) – up to R888k Per Annum
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: 888000
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Intermediate Full Stack PHP Developer – Johannesburg (Hybrid) – up to R540k Per Annum
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: 540000
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Senior PHP Developer
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Salary: 1300000 Annually
This company integrates all processes of buying and selling trucks without having to physically check in and out, in Veghel. As a Senior full stack php developer you will be assigned to one of the product teams. These teams are involved in check-in (the process of checking in vehicles.) or logistics (the process of shipping a vehicle from one side of the world to the other). Wanted: You have a goa...
2 days ago

Senior Full Stack PHP Developer
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Salary: TBC Annually
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