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PHP / PostgreSQL Developer - Backend Developer

Join Cartrack and be part of and collaborate with a cutting-edge Global development team.

Overall Purpose of the Job:


You will be tasked with development, configuration, upgrading, monitoring and support of our API systems. Our API is mostly developed in PHP.

You will need to have at least 2 years’ experience as a Backend Developer and a have a strong working knowledge of PHP.


You will be tasked with the development, installation, configuration, upgrading, administration, monitoring and support of our database environment.

You will need to have at least 2 years’ experience in a DBA or Database Developer role, and have a strong working knowledge of PostgreSQL.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will be involved with all levels of Backend for our products (Databases and API’s).
  • You will be required to develop complex SQL Queries and stored procedures as required by Business Divisions.
  • You will be required to develop new endpoints for our existing API, maintain or refactor old ones, or even help develop a new API from scratch. All our APIs make use of the data from the database.
  • Load Balancing and High Availability for the entire structure.
  • Ensure System Optimisation, by improving and restructuring at the database and API level.
  • Use PostgreSQL as the primary Database Technology.
  • Use PHP as the primary API Technology.
  • Write clean, maintainable code using best practices including OOP.
  • Review code of fellow programmers

Key Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • A relevant Engineering or Computer Science degree/diploma.
  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years in backend technologies experience.
  • Significant background in creating stored procedures and SQL scripts.
  • Significant background in creating API’s for several interfaces.
  • Proven SQL and PostgreSQL experience.
  • Proven PHP experience.
  • Linux Server experience.
  • REST/SOAP/RPC/JSON experience.

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Rosebank, JHB

11 Keyes Ave
2196 Johannesburg Directions View page

Perks & Benefits

The growth of our business is driven by state-of-the-art technology that allows us to create data-driven solutions that are personalised according to the needs of our clients, providing them with insights, business competitiveness, operational excellence and a superior customer experience.
Our people remain our greatest asset ; we will therefore continue to bring together the best talent as we help them achieve their own career aspirations in a growing company that is truly global.

  • Excellent career growth locally and globally

  • Innovative and dynamic work culture

  • Innovative work culture

Workplace & Culture

With over 1,500 staff, Cartrack is creating revolutionary platforms that will transform the industry and help improve efficiency, safety, security and the environment. Our reputation as one of the most innovative and fastest growing telematics companies in the world has resulted in us acquiring 1 million subscribers, including businesses, consumers, and governments. 

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