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Senior PHP developer

We're making tax easy with some clever code. Up for the challenge?

What is TaxTim?

TaxTim is a friendly, all-digital tax man, making tax easy for millions of South Africans. Made in the image of our co-founder and CFO Marc, TaxTim contains the brain of a qualified tax practitioner (without the bad accounting puns) and helps people to do their own tax returns quickly, easily and with confidence. TaxTim started in 2011 with seed funding from Google.

Cool projects in 2019:

  • Creating new APIs and web spiders to automate more processes
  • Building progressive HTML5/JS mobile apps
  • Automating our deployment process on AWS
  • Migrating our codebase into Symfony
  • Separating our frontend and backend with Vue / React


  • Strong knowledge of PHP (3+ years practical OOP experience, Wordpress doesn't count)
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS and related tools/packages (3+ years practical experience)
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL (3+ years practical experience)
  • PHP MVC framework experience (1+ year practical experience using Symfony, or Laravel works too)
  • Competent with source control (1+ year practical experience using Git)
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment (we like Ubuntu)
  • A creative problem solver, that's willing to explore, with a collaborative, open source type mindset
  • Good time management
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)


  • Design, develop and maintain both internal and client-facing functionality, from inception through to deployment, full life cycle
  • Write clean, efficient and reusable code, utilizing best practices such as SOLID, DRY and KISS
  • Monitor, test, improve and upgrade existing functionality
  • Assist with refactoring legacy code into a new Symfony based system
  • Assist with maintaining and improving an AWS based production environment
  • Create and consume APIs (both REST and SOAP)
  • Work closely with our CTO Evan (high-voltage enthusiast) and John (electric skateboard builder)

Perks of the job:

  • Work 7.5 hours at whatever hours suit you. Working from home is an option
  • Create miracles that people love you for by Making Tax Easy!
  • Flat company structure - you own projects and schedule your own time
  • Rock up in shorts, slops and take over the couch
  • Work in beautiful Cape Town next to a brand new coffee machine
  • Small team = great start-up experience and anti-big corporate feel
  • Financial assistance with moving to Cape Town

Keen to apply? Please take a digital interview with TaxTim at this link.
We're excited to meet you!

See www.taxtim.com for more information.

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