PHP Web/Back-End Developer

Remuneration: Market related
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Degree
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent

We’re Hiring!

At HoneyKome we need an innovative senior backend developer to join our digital team.

Do you love the thought of developing backend systems, building CMSs, creating websites, digital interfaces and more…? Would you like the challenge of working on multi-faceted sites with loyal fan bases and global audiences in their millions? Are you interested in being part of an international team? If so, then we need to meet!
At our bright and spacious offices in Kloof Street.

Job description
With 5+ years of experience in PHP/MySQL plus XHTML/HTML/CSS/ jQuery (PHP Frameworks an advantage) as well as a good working knowledge of web services, XML, JSON, complemented by an innovative, out-of-the-box approach to problem solving, you could secure your place in our dynamic team.

Company description
HoneyKome is a full-service digital agency that offers “digital pollination for brands”. With a focus on creating strategic engagement models that attract interest, stimulate response and build loyalty, we strive to create work that adds value for the user and enhances the brand. The Agency forms part of the Ole! Media Group, a privately owned digital publishing, advertising and marketing corporation with a global publishing network and international client base and offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Leeds and London.


  • 5+ years PHP and MySQL development experience
  • 5+ years back-end system development
  • Excellent knowledge in WordPress
  • Expert at developing using WordPress standards
  • Very strong in handling large XML data and JSON
  • Ability to integrate into third party systems
  • Experience in creating custom WordPress plugins
  • Experience using SVN software
  • Writes well-documented code
  • Ability to work multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be a team player and grow as the needs of the business grows
  • Ability to create and integrate with web services

Ability to create and integrate with CMSs including Joomla, WordPress and/or Codeigniter


  • Framework experience
  • JavaScript development experience
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Github or similar repository system – basic understanding

Personal Skills/Attributes

– You are excited about what you do, and display an eagerness to learn new skills and come up with creative, clever solutions for our clients!
– You have good interpersonal skills and are able to work with fellow developers, designers, other professionals, vendors, managers and clients.
– You understand the importance of meeting deadlines and you are able to work within budgetary and time constraints.

Please note:
Only emailed applications will be considered, no telephone enquiries please.
Position available immediately.

Contact details
Malikha Kenny