Senior Lead Developer

Job Description

We are looking for a Back-End Web Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.


·         Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with server side logic

·         Building reusable code and libraries for future use

·         Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability

·         Implementation of security and data protection

·         Design and implementation of data storage solutions

·         Manage server and domain registration / hosting.

·         Provide offline data storage functionality for all applications.

Skills And Qualifications

·         Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

·         Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS and SASS

·         Understanding accessibility and security compliance

·         User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

·         Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system

·         Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes

·         Data migration, transformation, and scripting

·         Setup and administration of backups

·         Outputting data in different formats

·         Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform

·         Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes

·         Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests

·         Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript as well as Backend CMS and Frameworks such as Drupal(Preferably), Wordpress, Laravel and CakePhp

·         Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

·         Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles

·         Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment

·         Create Object Oriented Code for all projects using MVC models

·         A good understanding of non sql technologies such as google firebase

·         Ability to create API and routers for dynamic communication with mobile application and various website.

·         Ability to create and theme based on templates provided by a front end developer.


Studio 31 ( part of Izone Africa Group)
Nairobi, KE