Web Developer

Christian Vision SA is looking for a mid-level Web Developer with a vision to pursue meaningful work at the intersection of tech and ministry.

Working as part of a small cross-functional team, the ideal candidate is a top-notch programmer with a clear desire to aggressively expand their repertoire while working across a range of web properties and assisting in the development of a product with a global footprint.

Job Overview

The Web Developer is responsible for writing well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices. Creating websites and user interfaces, the candidate is also responsible for integrating data from various back-end services and databases.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Take responsibility for building, maintaining, expanding, and scaling a number of web properties
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
  • Handle high-severity issues timeously and efficiently and provide emergency development support to live production environments
  • Create and maintain product documentation
  • Assist in delivering data to CV’s data warehouse
  • Conduct and implement research on new digital techniques and technologies

General Responsibilities

  • Fulfil other duties, as common to all employees and as directed, within parameters outlined in both the mission and vision statements. This includes:
  • To be available for personal and spiritual growth opportunities.
  • To pro-actively maintain a positive attitude.
  • To adhere to all regulations, CV policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To undertake professional development as required.
  • To adhere to all occupational health and safety requirements of CV.
  • To keep confidential the affairs of CV and its employees.
  • To represent CV in a positive manner.
  • To keep abreast of the latest methods and technologies.

Skills/ Experience/ Education

  • 3+ years of web development experience, and well versed in Agile product development methodologies
  • In-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS, along with Javascript, jQuery; familiarity with PHP, AJAX, JSON, XML, WordPress and WordPress Plugins
  • Excellent problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience working on projects that utilise virtual machines on Google Cloud Platform through products such as Compute Engine API, Vertex AI, and Firebase a distinct advantage
  • Ability to learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • Excellent command of the English language both spoken and written.

About us

Christian Vision (CV) is a global Christian charity with evangelism at our heart. Founded in 1988 by Lord Robert Edmiston, CV’s strong desire is to serve and equip Christians, and the local church, in their evangelistic endeavors.

To this end, we work to see impact in three key areas:

  • Introducing people to Jesus;
  • Mobilising Christians to evangelise; and
  • Resourcing the Church with free digital content and knowledge.