Company Introduction

Simbacode is a start up company based in kampala with a focus on enterprise and mobile application. we want you to grow with us while delivering practical IT solutions. We are located in one of the hubs in Uganda called Outboxhub and we work three days a week in office , 1 Day engaging with our clients or sales then 1 Day for a developer to be creative :)

Our main focus is delivery of the software product and focus on the customers needs.

20 June 2015

CakePHP 3.x Developer (2 Devs)

Job Description

We are looking for a CakePHP Developer responsible for managing back-end services and the interchange of data between the server and the user. 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 co-workers into the application; therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.


- Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers

- Building efficient, testable, and reusable CakePHP components

- Solving complex performance problems and architectural challenges

- Integration of data storage solutions eg: databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc.

Skills and Qualifications

- Strong grasp on PHP as a language and knowledge of its quirks

- Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming

- Strong knowledge of CakePHP and its extensive feature set

- Understanding of basic CakePHP conventions and patterns

- Knowledge of CakePHP’s object-relational mapping (ORM)

- Familiarity with the “Fat Model, Skinny Controller” approach

- Knowledge of CakePHP’s suite of helpers and their use in the presentation layer

- Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

- Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

- Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system

- User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

- Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes

- Familiarity with SQL/NoSQL databases and their declarative query languages

- Understanding accessibility and security compliance of the customers

- Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

- Knowledge of Android and any other technologies will be an added advantage

If you feel that you are the right candidate, please send an email to