Senior PHP/Ruby Developer

March 15, 2019

Founded in early 2014 by industry leaders Leo Redelinghuys and Deon Heunis, Swipe iX has quickly grown to become one of the most dynamic and versatile digital solutions agencies in Africa. With globally recognised clients including WeChat, DStv and Discovery Networks UK, to name a few, our team of senior solutions architects, technical designers and operations specialists have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting technical executions of their careers’.

Passion and dedication are what drives the engine of our growth. Our enterprise-grade solutions are purpose-built from the ground up to satisfy every requirement and our platforms scale to support any load. Our agile approach allows us to constantly monitor, analyse, iterate and improve the products we build. Our solutions are powered by deep strategic thinking, global industry insights and operational best practices.

Above all, Swipe iX is made up of exceptional people that form the foundation of our success. We value every ounce of extraordinary effort that is delivered day in and day out toward the unified goal of being the best at what we do.

We want you to be a part of this journey.

The Job

We count on our developers to contribute brilliant code to all levels of our technology enterprise -- servers, database, API, application servers, and our user interface. As an integral part of a dedicated team of technologists, you will help our company continue to innovate, grow and provide great service to our clients. You will be part of an agile development team responsible for building exciting new applications at a very large scale.

Requirements & Responsibilities

  1. Excellent programming skills in Ruby or PHP (additional languages a plus)
  2. A passion for writing maintainable code with a deep understanding of OOP, design patterns, test/behavior driven development, data structures.
  3. Experience building full stack web applications with frameworks like Rails, Angular, React, Backbone, etc.
  4. Experience with test driven development (RSpec, Cucumber)
  5. Experience designing REST API's and other service layer components.
  6. Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, etc.)
  7. Strong unix skills (Linux, FreeBSD, and/or Mac OS X preferred)
  8. Knowledge of git or a similar version control system
  9. Excellent HTML/CSS skills and experience with related tools (SASS, Less, gulp, grunt)
  10. Experience with AWS or similar cloud service providers
  11. Dev-ops experience with Ansible, Chef, Docker (or similar tools) for provisioning and automated deployments


While we do not offer hard benefits like medical insurance, we have a number of additional benefits that will be made available to you. These include:

  • Annual performance-based bonuses.
  • Daily lunches provided by the company.
  • Access to drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic to be consumed at your discretion.
  • Regular company outings and activities.
  • Opportunities to apply for company-sponsored skills development programs such as online courses or seminars and conferences.

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