Dale Louw



Dale Louw


PHP Developer

REFERENCE: job0000694

Added: 9 months ago
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About the role

On behalf of our client, an award-winning Forex broker operating in 200 countries worldwide, we are currently looking for a highly competent PHP Developer, to join their established and tech-advanced software development team in Athens. 

Role Summary
You possess a strong ability to design, maintain, develop and refactor existing and new features and applications and are able to work on large and challenging projects while also serving as a potential mentor to other members of the team.
Key Accountabilities 

  • Researching and integrating new web technologies
  • Developing, designing, implementing and testing new features / applications
  • Maintaining and refactoring existing web applications such as the Company’s payment gateway, CRM and internal web services
  • Cooperating closely with the design team and content writers to implement any necessary changes to the numerous company websites
  • Overseeing the functionality of the aforementioned websites and solving any arising issues 
  • Performing site maintenance as needed, detecting and correcting occasional errors
  • Staying abreast of the latest developments in the tech field, demonstrating awareness of emerging technologies and of services that may enhance the overall web experience
  • Making relevant recommendations to the PHP FED & BED teams
  • Resolving support tickets for IT related issues

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • BSc/MSc in Information Technology or similar
  • Solid professional experience in PHP development and OOP principles
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter or other)
  • Very good working knowledge of relational databases like MySQL
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JQuery/JavaScript
  • Thorough understanding of responsive web design and knowledge of relevant CSS libraries (i.e. Bootstrap)
  • Strong testing skills

Strong Pluses

  • Experience with the Symfony Framework/Components in particular
  • Experience in the development of REST APIs
  • Ability to refactor non testable code
  • Experience in creating composer packages, using version control systems like Git and writing tests with PHPUnit
  • Working knowledge of database query optimization
  • Experience in message brokers like RabbitMQ
  • Experience in front-end frameworks like ReactJs
  • Good knowledge of WordPress; knowledge of any other CMS is considered an advantage
  • Experience with consuming 3rd party web services

Personal Side

  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously combined with exceptional team working dexterities
  • A proactive and efficient disposition 
  • Good supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical thinking capacity
  • Problem-solver, quick-learner, and innovator
  • Accountable, self-sufficient, and action-oriented
  • Genuine interest in emerging technological trends and advancements 


  • An attractive remuneration package including private health insurance coverage
  • Fast-paced, global, tech-forward work environment
  • Continuous development and international training opportunities