PHP / Web Applications Developer

Company Description:

We are a well-established ICT firm, who has a philosophy of delivering superior, professional services and products to retailers, companies, corporate businesses and end users, in East and Central Africa. We are Total ICT Solution Providers to an impressive list of businesses; local, national and international, and our customer-base is continually growing. WizGlobal Kenya is a leading solution provider for Unit Trust, Pension Schemes, Bulk E-Mail and SMS applications. The Company has been promoted by some highly experienced Professionals dedicated to provide total IT solutions under one roof. It possesses not only the most knowledgeable and experience hands to offer most user friendly customized solutions. WizGlobal Kenya provides high quality services for software development and a broad range of software platforms on latest technologies.

The Wizglobal Kenya team consists of consultants, developers and versatile business experts highly qualified, rich of strong listening skills and responsiveness. These skills guarantee the success of our projects and provide quality support to maintain and develop customer implementations. 
Our main objective is our customers’ satisfaction. Wizglobal Kenya maintains a thorough understanding and proactive customer needs. It has a leading position in the domestic market and is continually growing in the international market.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a talented PHP / Web Applications Developer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires team collaboration and open communication. Coupled with strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction.

The individual should excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design engagement. The candidate will also have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies is a must.

Required Qualifications

  • Computer Science (or related) degree.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with PHP, especially OOP.
  • Knowledge of a modern PHP framework (Laravel) is an added advantage
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks is an added advantage
  • At least one-year experience developing in JavaScript and PHP
  • Solid foundational skills of computing and algorithms, background in object oriented principles is an added advantage
  • Basic foundational knowledge of web and Internet infrastructure, databases, networking and programming
  • Desire to use technology to develop innovative solutions that solve real world problems
  • Portfolio to accompany resume is a MUST.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing web applications (both front end and back end), ensuring user requirements are met
  • Designing database systems for web applications, ensuring efficient data storage and consistency
  • Writing clean, reusable, testable and clean code
  • Maintaining web applications, ensuring uptime and dependability
  • Proficiensy in JSON, REST
  • Training and supervising junior developers and trainees, imparting skills and development discipline
  • Working with designers to ensure that web applications developed are intuitive and user friendly
  • Providing technical support to users when required

What we offer:

  • A chance to work on exciting problems in developing countries and have a real impact on improving the quality of services offered to the poor
  • Exposure to leading thinkers and researchers in the financial inclusion space
  • Significant professional growth potential and opportunity to frame evidence-based discussions in a niche industry
  • Opportunity to develop and lead a specific area of project work in a brand new Practice
Wizglobal Kenya
Nairobi, KE