Hi, my name is John McMurray. I am a freelance PHP developer living in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

I love custom, full stack PHP development and get excited by new challenges and learning new things.

I drink far too much coffee but balance it out by hiking and running along the beautiful beaches in my home town.


I have the ability to act passionately, yet reason logically. I have the ability to think in slightly unconventional ways, and I nurture this ability. This means that I can sometimes see a solution that has been overlooked.

I have the ability to learn quickly, and I know where and how to find information to solve problems. I am not afraid to ask questions as I see this as an invaluable resource to my continued learning.


Web / PHP developer – Viewport.co.za

– December 2017. Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Web developer at Viewport.co.za. Much of this is WordPress custom theme and plugin development. I am also responsible for the custom PHP development work.

Web Developer / System Admininstrator – Infobahn.co.za

– December 2016. Johannesburg, South Africa

I am the senior web and software developer at Infobahn.co.za. I do client applications (mostly in PHP) as well as development of our custom web hosting control panel (http://webcp.pw) in PHP and bash scripting.

I have experience in Linux server admin (Centos 6 mostly) in a web hosting environment (LAMP + exim).

Web Developer – SoftSmart.co.za

(6 years 4 months)

Web hosting / web development manager. Custom software developer (web and desktop, ie, multiple languages). Primary languages involved PHP and C.

Client support, account manager

Software Developer – RF Tags sa

– Present. Pretoria, South Africa

Responsible for embedded C development on PIC micros as well as Rabbit micro processors. Software dev in C++ / Visual Basic for the desktop applications as well as PHP developer on web projects.