Magento Developer


The Pepkor group, manages a portfolio of retail chains focused on the value market and selling predominantly clothing, footwear and textiles. Its main operating subsidiaries are PEP and Ackermans in South Africa. The group trades from more than 4 000 stores and employs close to 38 000 people. As the group continues to grow, a central role to assist in the growth of its online strategy has emerged.

We are currently searching for inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, digital-thinking, ambitious and looking for the challenge to transform an industry.

We are looking for a PHP developer who is dedicated to his craft, writes code that they are proud of and can hit the ground running.

You will be a part of an energetic team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing software development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching. You will be focused on how our clients can make the most difference in their customers lives by helping define the platforms and products that will shape the companies as they continue on their digital journey.

  • A BSc degree or relevant IT diploma.
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience in developing high volume applications which are scalable, secure and real-time
  • Proven knowledge of Object Orientated Programming and development Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture {SOA}
  • Experience in coding of website components with a firm grasp of Open source technologies
  • Write “clean”, well designed code
  • Previous experience with Magento
  • Produce detailed specifications
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Follow industry best practices
  • Solid experience in Web Services, ​Json, XML, Javascript (node.js advantageous)
  • Experience in the use of frameworks (Zend)
  • Solid experience in MySQL Database development
  • Writing, testing and implementing programs
  • Proficient in multiple languages and willing to learn and apply new technologies and languages where required
  • Ability to work alongside Architects to integrate and propose viable solutions

Key Competencies and Qualifications


Our work makes a significant impact in our clients customers lives and we want to make sure we maintain and grow that positive impact, through exceptional, cost effective execution. We believe everything is digital and we need exceptional people to help us merge the online and offline worlds and help us continue to grow and contribute to the opensource community wherever possible

To complement the Pepkor IT Customer + Digital team dynamic the candidate should have:

  • Sense of humour
  • High degree of motivation and professionalism
  • Ability to get along with different personalities
  • Thrives in a changing, dynamic environment
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Calm and patient under pressure
  • Proactive and assertive
  • You must be able to work in a very agile environment
  • You want to join an energetic, focused and dynamic team
  • You have a can do attitude and a strong work ethic to prove it
  • End user orientated/focused
  • Enjoy having f​un at work

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