Mid – Senior Backend Developer

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General Details
, OtherJohannesburg
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Contract
We are looking for a mid-level backend developer to join the development team of a fast-growing, hugely ambitious agency headquartered here in Craighall, Johannesburg.
Vetro is a growth agency working primarily in digital, with plans and ambitions that see us expanding our presence globally.
For all of our work, the end goal is always to create positive ROI for our clients. We help them grow.
We partner with our clients. We don’t just provide services, which is why it’s important the clients are the right fit for us, and us for them. We get involved from beginning to end so for us it’s important to bring on the right clients that fit our business, the way we work and that we feel we can offer them real value.
Our clients (new and old) all fit the following mould:
Clients we love working with (and have a good relationship with)
Brands, services and products we believe in
Clients we feel we can really add value to
We believe that when we’re a good fit for our clients and likewise them for us, it makes for a better alignment and better output of work and ultimately the results. We work as both a retained agency and also as a campaign agency.
The role:
We are looking for a Back-End Web Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.
Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic
Building reusable code and libraries for future use
Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability
Implementation of security and data protection
Design and implementation of data storage solutions
Project scoping and time estimations 
Working in a rapidly growing and cool business
Working within a team-centric agency – we are a family
Quarterly company meetings
Chilled working environment
Incentives and commissions structures allow for massive earning potential
Flexi-time and leave policy is relaxed
We have a bar in our office which opens on Friday’s sometimes other days ;)   
3-5 years as a backend developer
Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
Good understanding of server-side CSS pre-processors, such as LESS and SASS
Understanding accessibility and security compliance
User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
Integration of multiple dat

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