Posted on :
14 Sep, 2017
14 Sep, 2017
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the continent’s most promising urban data analytics firms. This role is based in our vibrant but tranquil shared office space. You will be joining the company in a
period of growth as we seek to launch the “beta-test” version of the business hence our need for even more resources to help show the world the fruits of our analytical labours.
Job Title: Back End Web Developer
If you consider yourself to be a logical and inquisitive individual with a proven ability in building complex, data-driven, secure, responsive back-end systems to support highly dynamic websites, then this is a great opportunity for you to join our web development team, or as we like to call them, the web wizards that make the magic happen.
In this key role, after an initial acclimatisation period, you’ll have the opportunity to further hone and demonstrate your web development skills, whilst building a dynamic database driven website. You will
help to optimise the company’s development environment whilst working closely with the front-end development team. As it’s a start-up, from day one you’ll be considered a key member of the team, and you’ll be in a role where your opinion always matters. You’ll also be involved in all aspects of the product development lifecycle. In addition, there will also be a certificated training programme to capture your growth journey.
Are you the person we’re looking for?
We need a talented developer with a strong grasp of PHP, SQL and WAMP/LAMP frameworks. Most importantly, we want people who are looking to join an innovative start-up, offering great scope for career development and future growth.
As a back-end Web Developer, you will be responsible for developing the back-end of websites and writing adaptable code for use by the public and our client base. You will also be responsible for debugging problems and offering critical support to other members of the team. Additionally, you will ensure smooth integration with existing libraries and command line utilities.
As a minimum we need people who have:
Some experience with the MVC framework (preferably Laravel);
World beating SQL skills, including database design, development and optimisation;
World class recent experience of development working with the Windows Command Line Interface;
Understanding of Bash Scripting and its applicability;
Working knowledge of windows server shell commands; and
Experience of writing scalable presentation-server code with associated server API tests and the documentation specific to developed APIs and
What else would be good?
Bachelors/Masters level (or higher) degree in Computer Science (or a similar/related field);
Extensive hands-on development experience with a viewable portfolio;
Knowledge of source control systems, such as Mercurial and/or GIT;
Previous experience of working with Amazon Web Services, including EC2, S3, Cloud Front and Route 53;
Experience of working with other scalable hosted solutions; and
Experience of working on mobile and/or responsive web projects.
Why work with Walulel?
You’ll join the beginnings of Walulel, a company with a friendly team of highly-skilled, ambitious and motivated data scientists, architects, urban planners and web developers who work collaboratively to achieve a common goal of delivering impactful analysis. We work closely together to develop statistical models, that solve complex problems and identify opportunities so as to show people the places they already know in a manner they’ve never seen before.
Unlike other companies we work a four-day week (Monday to Thursday), but we pay a full-time salary. Now if that isn’t reason enough to apply, we don’t know what is!
Our place of work is in Accra and we are offering as much as you can convince us you are worth as what we’re really concerned with is bringing the best talent on
to our team!
How to Apply
Please send an up-to-date copy of your CV, together with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to [email protected]
We are hoping to interview successful candidates from the 11th September 2017 onwards, so don’t delay. Apply now to become a part of the Walulel team.