We are hiring:

Exciting news!

The Forge Web Creations is looking for a skilled Web Developer to join our team.

The lucky developer must possess strong HTML and CSS skills. A proficient working knowledge of PHP, MySQL and Javascript is a must, with at least 3 years experience developing for WordPress, ExpressionEngine or any well known CMS.

Job Details

Position Title: Web Developer
Location: Claremont, Cape Town
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: 1 May 2016
Salary: Market related depending on experience & skillset


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the CMS for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Creating and maintaining websites & themes built with WordPress
  • Managing hosting accounts via the Hetzner konsole
  • Using jQuery to enhance websites and handling of asyncronous requests
  • Training clients and relevant staff on any software developed
  • Work closely with the team to develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.

Primary Skills And Qualifications

  • Good understanding of front-end technologies and platforms eg HTML5 & CSS3
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS or SASS
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance for WordPress
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Adequate knowledge of REST applications
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Building responsive sites with media queries or frameworks such as Foundation
  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming languages PHP & ASP
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Basic understanding of Linux system administration
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Competence in Adobe Photoshop

Secondary Skills (nice to have)

  • Knowledge of mobile development for iOS & Android platforms
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support

To apply for this position please email your CV to bevin@theforge.co.za.
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