Access · Oct 7th 2020
Senior Drupal Developer (remote first) Job Description
We are looking for a Senior Drupal Developer to work on a range of CMS and web applications projects for midsize to enterprise clients including well-known brands such as WaterAid, BAFTA, National Grid, National Youth Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Stagecoach Bus, and Wave Utilities.
The ideal candidate is a hands-on, professional, with experience of working in a team with 4+ years of commercial experience as a Drupal specialist working across frontend, backend or full-stack disciplines.
You’ll be working in a dedicated build squad and working remotely - so being a self-starter and highly motivated with an expert level understanding of your disciplines is essential.
The Senior Drupal Developer will be responsible for developing key functionality within larger projects or leading smaller projects. Your expertise will be mainly in backend or frontend development but with a broader understanding of the end to end stack – ensuring you can support the wider team in producing appropriate and effective solutions.
Senior Drupal Developer responsibilities and duties
Leading the squad by example for coding standards/practice in your own discipline, you will support the Technical Lead in driving and maintaining high standards of technical development, communication, and behavior across the team.
Producing high-quality technical solutions that help clients achieve their goals.
Contribute to the scoping, planning, and documentation of projects.
Motivate, inspire and junior members and peers in your area of expertise.
Create new functionality or maintain existing websites and applications with enhancements and updates.
Communicate technical solutions at an appropriate level, for mixed audiences, including clients.
Senior Drupal Developer qualifications and skills
5+ years on-the-job experience of commercial web development, preferably JS/PHP based.
4+ years experience working as a specialist with Drupal.
4+ years experience with version control systems (preferably Git) and team workflows.
Ability to produce and review high quality, clean code.
Strong teamwork and communication skills.
Comfortable being a principal for your area in the stack (you will have a counterpart Frontend/Backend specialists in your team).
Desirable Skills and experience
Drupal 8, Acquia or JS/PHP certification.
Experience with Git for version control.
Broader experience (or the desire) of working with frameworks such as React, Gatsby, or Larvel.
A Software Engineering, Computer Science Degree, or a relevant apprenticeship qualification.
Our Tech Stack
At Access we are a Drupal first agency, however, we are keen on innovation and using the right tools for the right job. As such, you may be asked to work with JS frameworks such as React or Vue or PHP frameworks such as Symphony or Larvel. We also know how important DevOps and business tools are for a productive and happy agency. A new project would typically use a Tech Stack like the below:
PHP, JS, HTML, CSS
Drupal / React
Jira / Confluence / BitBucket
We offer a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this, we provide a range of benefits, perks, and opportunities to provide a rewarding package.
Perks and benefits of working for Access
Remote First, optionally work in our Manchester office
Pension Scheme with employer contributions
Peer to peer bonus and recognition scheme
MacBook Pro & support for home working equipment
Training and personal development fund
Conference and networking support and funding
Flexible start times
Part-time and full-time positions
Tax-free bike scheme
Tax-free childcare vouchers
Additional maternity, paternity, and sick leave support
24 days holiday (up to 29 days with additional loyalty holiday entitlement)
… and your birthday day off!
Paid and subsidised social events
Optional office working perks:
Free fruit and healthy (and the occasional not so healthy) snacks
Free secure car parking
Free indoor secure bike store
Free and subsidised onsite fitness and wellbeing classes
Showers and lockers