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PHP Developer (Laravel)

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We are searching for a PHP Developer (Laravel) to join our friendly, amazing and talented team here at Cyber-Duck.

About Cyber-Duck

For over 15 years, Cyber-Duck has delivered impactful change for our clients' complex websites and digital strategies. We combine innovative strategic planning with content, UX, creativity and technology to deliver meaningful results all over the world, at scale. Cyber Duck is a specialist digital transformation agency that works with global brands including the Bank of England, Mitsubishi Electric and Cancer Research. We are Best Companies accredited, and voted as the UK's 100 best small companies to work for in 2021.

Your Mission

Together, we transform digital. Now, we’re looking for you – our new PHP Developer. With a top-notch team Project Management Office (PMO), UX Designers, Software Developers and Marketers. We are looking for someone with experience who can design and implement innovative technical solutions to a high standard for a range of clients. You will be confident working with different stakeholders both internally and clients to both motivate, distil and drive requirements. You will be a confident PHP Developer and relish working within an agency environment and display a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Your Manager

You will report to the Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Where is it based?

This role is primarily remote. We hire people that are based remotely, outside of Greater London, UK. We adopt a Remote First working policy. However, we will want to meet up in person on a monthly and/or quarterly basis for key company events/meetings for which we will fly you over to the UK.

What you'll be doing

On a weekly basis you will:

  • Deliver quality, robust solutions for a range of clients
  • Attend client meetings to gather briefs and communicate ideas
  • Run code reviews
  • Train and mentor junior developers
  • Help our CTO define and enforce quality engineering standards
  • Use forward-thinking DevOps processes for deployments
  • Support the QA team and embrace automation to find and fix bugs

Qualities we look for in candidates

 We're looking for applicants with:

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Have at least 3 years experience with PHP open-source frameworks such as Laravel or Drupal
  • Demonstrate code you produced with TDD in the above frameworks
  • Have basic experience of JS framework (Vue.JS, React or similar)
  • Advocate object-oriented architecture and design patterns
  • Utilise version control using Git and a systemised deployment process
  • Experience developing APIs, understanding versioning, best practices and authentication methods
  • Ability to multi-task on 2 or 3 projects during the week to follow our busy agency life!

Desired skills and experience:

  • Previous creative or Digital Agency experience would be preferable
  • Experience mentoring and coaching other developers
  • Drupal
  • Knowledge of build systems such as Gulp/Grunt
  • Knowledge of SASS
  • AWS Cloud or DevOps knowledge 

What are the benefits?

You'll be working in a team that wants to deliver the best for our clients. As such, we offer:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working hours, and the ability to work remotely
  • A competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 28 days annual leave as standard (including bank holidays), along with 1 extra day for every year of service
  • Discretionary Christmas break in addition to annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Private health insurance package
  • Technology to support you; MacBook Pro, peripherals, software- the best tools for the job
  • Life insurance
  • Budget for training and conferences to help you develop
  • Support to grow in areas you're interested in, whether it's becoming a public speaker, or creating your own side-projects
  • EMI share option scheme
  • A welcoming and supportive work environment surrounded by a diverse team of creative and talented people

As well as these universal benefits, we have a generous pot of flexible benefits that you can pick and choose from:

  • Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Medical insurance upgrades
  • Additional pension contributions
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Tara Kellam - HR Manager

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Tara, our HR Manager would love to hear from you. Tell us why you'd be a great fit for this role with a copy of your CV and if you have one, a link to your portfolio.

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What are the next steps?

  • We aim to respond to you within 1 week of contact.
  • The interview process starts with an informal phone call with our HR manager, Tara, before a more formal interview with your potential line manager.
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