Full Stack Developer (Drupal)

Bristol (City Centre)
£35K - £45K
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Stack Developer £35,000 - £45,000 - Bristol/London/Manchester/South Oxfordshire [AW1]

We are looking for a Drupal Developer responsible for both front-end development and theming as well as back-end/module development. This position requires a combination of programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.)

We are looking for someone who has a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with strong back-end knowledge.

Responsible for designing and implementing new features and functionality, establishing and guiding the website's architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS.

We follow agile principles and all opinions matter equally, from junior developers right up to Head of Technology. This is a real opportunity for an ambitious developer to help shape the future of Jisc.

What we are looking for:

You have:

  • A desire to create best-in-class products and stay on top of the latest web trends and technologies.
  • A positive attitude and love working with a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
  • High level of self-management and organisational skills.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience developing web solutions in Drupal (7/8) and PHP implementations
  • Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture
  • Advanced site-building experience including deep familiarity with Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels
  • Experience creating custom Drupal modules
  • Experience building responsive websites using Drupal CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Knowledge of PHP, PHP files and theme functions, and knowledge of the Drupal theme layer
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like X Debug, Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc[AW2]
  • Thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or interactive SDLCs
  • Experience supporting high traffic web applications[AW3]

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Unit Testing and TDD
  • Knowledge of server cloud providers, ideally AWS
  • PHP MVC Frameworks and OOP programming
  • Symfony experience

About us:

Tech is our thing ? and it?s our vision to enable the UK to become the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. It?s a bold statement, but one that we?re determined to fulfil.

We?re a pretty flexible organisation, if working in your local coffee shop or your spare bedroom is your thing, then that?s okay. Or, if you prefer to work with your peers in friendly, open plan, lovely offices, then you can work from one of our locations in central Bristol, Manchester, or London. We work casually, so it?s absolutely fine to rock up in jeans and a t-shirt.

Working hours can, to an extent, be set by you. We realise that some people are night owls, others are early birds, and some just have other commitments. We work on output rather than presenteeism so as long as your delivering and doing a great job ? its fine by us however you?d like to work!

Our benefits are pretty good too ? we offer 28 days holiday, contribute a whacking 18% to your 8% for your pension from day one, and can provide discounts with various IT suppliers (amongst many other things!).

To find out more about our opportunities contact us on: *************

Difference is good and here at Jisc we want to celebrate it. So regardless of your background or personal characteristics, if you are great at what you do, we want to hear from you.

No agencies please (we have a fantastic PSL)

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959357459