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Technical Lead Developer


The Admiral Marketing department is looking for an experienced and talented Technical Lead Developer to join their studio team.  The ideal candidate will have full stack experience, with a primary focus on backend PHP development and server administration. Experience with Drupal 7 or 8 in a commercial setting is essential.  Linux server administration, in particular configuration management of Apache, PHP and MySQL is also must. 

The typical day will see you working on one of our many customer facing brand websites, implementing new features and supporting the frontend developers with the tasks they have to complete.  Management and monitoring of the infrastructure is also a key part of the role. Deployment of the code bases is done with Continuous integration via GitLab, and experience of the hosting stack and linux operating system will be needed.

As Technical Lead, you’ll help and assist in leading the technical direction of our system architecture including the exploration and introduction of new technologies such as headless CMS and JS frontend framework and transition towards migrating to a cloud environment via continuous integration and containers.

The right individual will be able great communicator and able to work will within a team and individually on project work.  Good time management is essential and clear communication to our internal customers is a must.   An ability to work through requirements and plan and direct the work which needs to be done is also essential. 

Essential skills

  • Apache
  • Object Orientated PHP
  • Drupal 7/8 Development
  • Linux Server Administration
  • MySQL/Maria DB Administration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Ansible
  • GIT
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform)


  • SASS
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • Docker
  • React JS

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Valvanuz Guerrero. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working.