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PHP Developer

Africa's Largest eCommerce Site

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Jumia is Africa's leading internet group, with already over 3,000 employees in more than 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Services. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CdC.

Porto Tech Center (PTC) is Jumia’s IT development center, with around 200 IT-specialists. Porto Tech Center was created in 2012 with the aim of focusing on IT development. At PTC, we provide you with a unique and exciting opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment and develop smart solutions for our group companies. We do e-commerce online shops, logistics, business intelligence and mobile applications, involving a wide range of high-end technologies for tens of millions customers. The software we create is present in more than 20 countries. Working at PTC means being in the first line of e-commerce development in emerging markets.

We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be part of an agile team that develops smart solutions on a service-oriented architecture using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team (Backend developers, DevOps, QA engineers, Product Owners) oriented to continuous delivery
  • Take ownership for your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code reviews
  • Follow guidelines and processes widely shared among the whole group, in terms of software factory (Tools and practices)

Main requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in web development with OOP languages
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP 7.0 and MVC frameworks: Zend, Symfony
  • Basic understanding of Go language and/or the desire to learn
  • Proficiency with MySQL, MariaDB or other leading RDBMS
  • Experience in web server-side and client-side technologies
  • Clear understanding of the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Experience in version control technologies (we use git)
  • Awareness of performance and security topics on web development
  • Fluent in English

Nice to have

  • Very nice to have or an irresistible desire to learn: Devops skills (IT automation, coding/scripting, terraform, ansible and other devops tools)


  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

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