February 7, 2019
    Johannesburg Hyde Park, South Africa
    Job Type


    This is an opportunity to work in an incredibly complex environment where the business pride itself on delivering within a fraction of millisecond responses no matter the complexity of the API feature

    You will be required to further the development of business’s REST API, which is the backbone of the Artificial Intelligence services the business provide.

    The most exciting and challenging aspects of this job are the scale and speed at which the API needs to operate.

    Looking for new challenges in a technically demanding environment apply now!


    • 5 Years PHP development experience
    • Some Python development experience
    • 5 Years MySQL
    • Must be an appreciator of PHP and it’s power in an AI environment
    • Solid experience in API development and architecture is required.
    • REST experience would be preferred
    • Must be able to code low latency applications. Any Business API response must return in a fraction of a second, no matter how large or complicated the function is. 300ms is the target, anything above 1 second is considered broken
    • Fluency in JavaScript and operating systems, namely Linux and .htaccess directives are required


    • Maintain and write new API features
    • Develop and maintain API integration with Database layer
    • Advise on needed changes and optimizations on the Database architecture.
    • Optimize routines and functions for maximum efficiency
    • Advise on infrastructure and architecture changes as far as it influences API response efficiency

    Reference Number for this position is GZ42997 which is a permanent position based in Hyde Park offering a cost to company salary of R750Kpa negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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