Cairo, Egypt

Backend Developer

We exist in a digital age with platforms, apps, websites and technical solutions touching consumers’ lives every day. At AKQA, we conceive, plan, build and manage award winning technical solutions for brands and clients. It’s not enough to just program or execute, our technical team have a thirst for user experience and technical innovation.

Backend Developers at AKQA are responsible for developing and architecting digital solutions. They work closely with the technology, creative and accounts team to execute customer centric solution. Dynamic and curious individuals are required who love challenge and are passionate about programming.

From our location in Cairo, AKQA offers our staff the opportunity to produce meaningful work for world-class. You will work in an environment which fosters a meritocratic culture and encourages ownership. As part of the technology team, you’ll be liaising with bright minds across India, UAE, KSA and Egypt.


  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum performance and scalability
  • Assist with the build, testing and deployment tools
  • Assist with project estimation in relation to development effort
  • Implement solutions with high security standards
  • Implement testing methodologies to existing and new solutions
  • Research latest tools and techniques to upgrade or implement in the new or existing projects
  • Support and troubleshoot issues


  • A relevant degree (BS/MS) or comparable years of experience
  • 3+ years of work experience as a back-end developer and in MVC frameworks
  • Experience in building eCommerce solutions
  • Experience in building headless CMS solutions is a plus
  • Understanding of both relational and NoSQL databases (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Implement and optimize database operations with high security standards
  • Profound understanding of PHP Object Oriented / modular programming
  • Experience in building solutions using WordPress
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Knowledge of JS frameworks (AngularJS, Vue.js, React, or similar)
  • Experience translating business processes and business logic into working code
  • Experience with RESTful WebServices
  • Confident in development, debugging, and problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly explain complex technical issues to all level team members

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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Backend Developer — Cairo


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