What is the role of a PHP Developer?

A PHP developer is a software developer who specialises in designing, testing, and implementing software using PHP. You will be managing the back–end services to help the interchange of data between server and user.


  • Work closely with IT team to complete projects
  • Analysis and development of website and PHP application requirements
  • Write back-end code and create scripts
  • Build efficient PHP modules
  • Develop back-end portals with an optimised database
  • Ensure HTML, CSS and JavaScript is correct and consistent across applications
  • Finalise and utilise back-end features and data services
  • Testing web applications
  • Create documentation for software created
  • Lead web application development lifecycle from start to finish
  • Troubleshoot application and code issues relating to PHP programs
  • Liaise with co-developers and project managers on developments
  • Deliver task process, evaluations, suggestions, and schedules in line with technical issues

Typical Tech Stack:

  • PHP
  • CSS3
  • JavSscript
  • HTML
  • AWS
  • Docker


  • Previous experience as a PHP developer is desired
  • Degree in computer science, engineering, or similar field
  • Knowledge of PHP web frameworks, PHP coding, and web-based applications
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies such as CSS3, JavaScript and HTML5
  • Previous experience creating applications
  • Ability to project manage and solve problems
  • Experience with PHP MVP frameworks (Symfony, Kohana, etc)
  • Extensive experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Knowledge of design frameworks
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Creative ability
  • Team player and good communicational skills

Professional Development

This type of role provides you with the opportunity to work your way up the ladder, starting with transitioning to a senior web developer role. You then have the opportunity to become an IT manager, development director, or chief technology officer.

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  • Surveyor
  • Network Manager
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Business Systems Analyst