PHP Developer / DevOps

Cyber-Duck is a full service digital agency that works with global brands including the Bank of England, Mitsubishi Electric and Cancer Research. Our exceptional user-centered design, digital transformation, web application development and progressive brand strategies services have been recognised through multiple awards, ever since our journey began in 2005.


Our friendly and relaxed work environment brings all sort of Ducks together from different cultures with one thing in common: our passion to deliver the best digital experiences to our clients.

We're hiring a PHP developer (Laravel, Silverstripe or other similar framework) with DevOps experience to help maintain and configure cloud servers, Ansible / Puppet deployment scripts on various cloud platforms (AWS, Azure).

This role can be based in our Hertfordshire or London office.

You’ll be heavily involved in internal R&D projects and hackathons that capitalise on developing products for the Internet of things (IoT).

The main responsibilities are as follows:

Server administration

  • Managing our cloud hosting infrastructure (Rackspace, AWS, Azure) and look at implementing a new “Infrastructure as Code” solution in the long-term
  • Maintaining our Puppet and Ansible scripts
  • Monitoring Linux server performance and responding to emergencies
  • Configuring DNS, domain renewals and installing SSL certificates
  • Dealing with backups and disaster recovery simulation (DR)
  • Preferably some experience with implementing security best-practices and running penetration-testing

Web development

  • Maintaining and developing web applications using PHP technologies such as the Laravel, Silverstipe or Drupal frameworks
  • Database design and object-oriented architecture and design patterns
  • Version control and Git
  • Use of Docker / Vagrant and automated testing tools
  • Preferably some HTML/CSS and JavaScript VueJS or Angular skills

Other responsibilities

  • Assisting in the implementation of business wide dashboards reporting on key metrics using a variety of APIs into tools like Slack, Trello, Teamwork and Sentry
  • Attending and developing R&D products within Cyber-Duck’s quack hacks

Experience and skill requirements

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • 2:1 Degree or equivalent in Information Technology is preferable

Reward package:

  • Competitive salary, subject to experience and skill set
  • An exciting and ever growing set of flexible staff benefits: including company laptop, gym membership, medical cash back scheme, life assurance and pension contributions
  • Company sick pay scheme of 10 working days per calendar year
  • 20 days of holiday, with one extra day added per full year of service and additional Christmas break
  • Free Friday lunches, snacks and BBQs with the team
  • Fun and friendly work environment with talented designers, developers and marketers from all around the world
  • And much more!

We do not work with recruiters.