Drupal Developer

Herndon, VA
Full Time
Mid Level

Growing government contractor looking to bring on a Drupal Developer. Some telecommute options. Pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. Citizenship.


  • Provide Drupal development, programming, and configuration on custom application build and support engagements. 
  • Keep informed on Drupal development best practices and coding standards. 
  • Provide timely feedback to Project Managers, Drupal Architects, and customers on the status of assigned tasks. 
  • Unit test assigned features to ensure proper functionality, both backend and frontend, prior to committing to the development branch pull request. 
  • Analyze written specifications and configure Drupal features that function within the specified scope. 
  • Offer technical solutions to customers and Lead Drupal Architect when unforeseen challenges occur during development sprints. 
  • Attend weekly status meetings to dialogue with project stakeholders about the status of assigned deliverables. 
  • Awareness and understanding of project budget and timelines in deliverables. Ensuring to communicate estimates and changes in scope/estimation. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • US Citizen. 
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust. 
  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline and a minimum of 8-10 years of Drupal development experience. 
  • Must see the "big picture" of a Drupal project and have a well-rounded web skillset. 
  • Proven real world Drupal 8/9 experience. 
  • Must be eager and passionate about Drupal community involvement and open source. (must be able to provide drupal.org id) 
  • Experience with Drupal backend development, particularly module development, content and data migration, and configuration management. 
  • Expertise with HTML5, object-oriented PHP programming, MySQL and other SQL-based databases. 
  • Expertise with Unix/Linux. 
  • Experience with Symfony and Twig development, REST services, cloud hosting platforms, shell scripting, and JavaScript. 
  • Familiarity with Git and Drupal development technologies such as Drush, Configuration Management, Views, etc. 
  • A team player but can work independently as required. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and take on additional parallel assignments. 

Required Technology Experience: 

  • Proficient in PHP, Drupal, Drupal Site Building and Administration, Drupal Custom Module Development, Drupal theming, Drupal Community Participation, Symfony, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS (SCSS) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Acquia certified Drupal developer or backend specialist. 
  • Basic understanding of Decoupled Drupal architectures. 
  • Experience contributing to and maintaining open-source projects. 
  • Understanding of efficient deployment workflows. 
  • Experience working in a professional services business. 
  • Knowledge of SOLR or another document-based search engine. 
  • Master’s degree in technical discipline. 
  • Writing and editorial experience. 

Preferred Tool Experience: 

  • Experience with Acquia hosting, BLT (build and deployment tools) and Acquia Cloud Site Factory 
  • Experience with Agile and Jira. 
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and Continuous Integration. 

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