Contract PHP Web Developer

Job description

We’re looking for a web developer to do occasional work for us maintaining and modifying components for a LAMP / Joomla website.

This is a contract position that will require occasional work on specific tasks.

This is a work-from-home / casual position.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a PHP developer familiar with the Apache / PHP / MySQL / Joomla web stack, ( We need someone to make changes to overrides to Joomla core files. In our case, we are also using the YooTheme Page Builder (, which uses the Joomla override system. If you’ve worked with this kind of environment in the past, the job will be trivial. If not, general familiarity with PHP and open CMS platforms like Joomla or Drupal should be sufficient.

For the first contract, we wish to make some changes to apply changes made to Joomla override files to allow a YooTheme Page Builder update to be applied while maintaining site customizations that have been made using an older version of the software.

If this contract works out, there will be additional ongoing contracts for website customization and updates.

Duties Include

  • Set up and test a local copy of the Kongsberg Geospatial website
  • Use Beyond Compare or a similar tool to identify changes to Joomla core files
  • Identify how to make similar changes using the latest builds of Joomla
  • Apply and test changes, verify that the new site build looks and behaves the same as the current build
  • Apply and upload the changes to the live site
  • Test the new site to verify all components are working properly

You Have

  • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
  • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in with PHP website development
  • Capacity to work independently on short term contracts
  • Tools or methodology to update and report on project tasks

Experience in the following areas:

  • PHP web development
  • CSS for responsive design
  • Experience with Bootstrap or other common UI foundations
  • Experience with open-source CMS platforms like Joomla or Drupal

It Would be Great if You Have...

Experience in some of the following areas depending on the project and role:

  • Experience with the Joomla ecosystem
  • Experience with Joomla core overrides
  • Experience with YooTheme products
  • Access to a task management tool like Jira for reporting

How to Apply

Visit our website at to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the job title “Contract PHP Developer” and attaching your resume in PDF format only.

Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.

Kongsberg Geospatial is a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Kongsberg Geospatial is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongbserg Defense and Aerospace
Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.
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