Drupal Developer

Bathesda, MD
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Created: May 31, 2019


ZAI is seeking an experienced Drupal Developer to support its current and future Drupal web-based solutions and hosting infrastructure.


Duties and Responsibilities

Over the next two years, one of our Library clients will migrate its main website develop a custom Drupal 8 deployment platform, and migrate several Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 8. This position requires the candidate to serve in a lead technical role on the migration project and to provide continued maintenance of these Drupal web-based solutions hosted on Acquia. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of Acquia Cloud services

  • Supporting the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of migrated and new website features and functionality

  • Guiding website architecture to ensure a logical website layout and/or navigation that is in alignment with business, customer, or user requirements

  • Managing all technical aspects of the Drupal infrastructure—performing, implementing code patches, etc.—to ensure high-performance, availability, and security of all web solutions

  • Providing technical support and user training, and assisting in the creation of technical documentation

The candidate must be capable of working independently and collaboratively with library staff, other team members, and outside contractors to deliver effective web solutions that support specific business, customer, and user needs.

Drupal 8 development experience (build, launch and maintain a Drupal 8 site) is required.  


  • Management of Acquia Cloud Enterprise accounts

  • Relevant development experience including but not limited to object-oriented programming (prefer PHP), Drupal, Drush, Composer, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and SASS

  • Experience creating or extending Drupal core/modules and practical knowledge of advance site building tools

  • Experience with relational databases, Git, and SSH

  • Proven success in architecting enterprise Drupal solutions including website migration from older versions of Drupal or legacy systems to Drupal 8

  • Ability to evaluate and select Drupal modules for desired functionality based on release and maintenance status, community dedication and usage, security issues, and availability of documentation

  • Experience regression testing incompatibilities and dependencies

  • Ability to collaborate with project managers, product owners, stakeholders, and/or subject matter experts

  • Practical knowledge of project management principles and experience working with ticketing and/or bug tracking systems

  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and website development best practices (specifically related to Drupal)

  • Understanding of taxonomy and taxonomy systems

Preferred Experience

  • Cache (Varnish, Memcache)

  • Apache Solr, SAML

  • Web security

  • Ability to debug and setup for local development

  • Site optimization (module selection, caching, etc.)

  • Utilization/development of API’s and RESTful web services

  • Theming, UI Development and UX design

  • Ability to estimate level of effort and hours to complete tasks

Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2019 17:03 UTC