Drupal Lead Developer or Architect – Central London, contract

DRUPAL Acquia London Developer Architect Contract

Leading Digital solution provider working with hi profile end client in Central London, we are looking for a hands on architect/technical manager and a Drupal Senior Developer to join the project

 The project:

  • Construct conceptual and technical designs that include the use of industry standard best practices and techniques.
  • Write PHP code based on requirements defined in use cases.
  • Understanding of Drupal architecture.
  • Understanding of Drupal database design.
  • Solid fundamentals around hooks, APIs and Drupal core mechanism.
  • REST Services/SOAP
  • Creation of subthemes and custom themes.
  • Templating and theming different Drupal templates.
  • Content deployment and workflow management.
  • Develop code and/or provide maintenance and enhancements to existing code based upon a solid understanding of technical design.
  • Works with other Drupal team members on the development of website(s) and web applications.
  • Write custom code (PHP, JavaScript), theme and module development, module updates, identifying and resolving bugs.
  • Estimate and deliver on development tasks with high level of accuracy in an agile environment.
  • Creating and implementing database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • Ensure product quality, maintainability, performance and scalability.
  • Analyze client requirements to develop functional and technical software.
  • Defines and disseminates Drupal best practices.
  • Configure Drupal and create custom modules to meet requirements.
  • Design, develop, and test an overall solution that includes a content management system (CMS), including capabilities such as social collaboration, analytics, CMS content entry, CMS content migration, explicit/implicit personalization, developing content types or content objects, site architecture, and page templates.
  • Estimate and plan releases for a CMS implementation.
  • Anticipate issues and risks at the module level and escalate appropriately.



  • Thorough understanding of Drupal 7 & 8.
  • Should possess strong understanding of working on Acquia products especially Acquia Cloud and Acquia Cloud Site Factory.
  • Well versed with advanced PHP concepts.
  • Strong hold on MySQL.
  • Involved in design decisions.
  • Have worked on advance caching driven solutions.
  • 3rd party integrations understanding is a must.
  • Working experience in multi-team environment is preferred.
  • Understanding of Drupal core APIs and Frameworks,
  • Ability to create advanced custom modules leveraging Forms, nodes, User permission and schema hooks
  • Ability to override the community/core modules features with hooks implementation
  • Ability to override themes templates and understanding of Twig template engine
  • Understanding of OOTB caching concepts/features, Solr Search integrations, Distributions (eg Lightining)
  • Understanding of advance OOPS concepts and MVC patterns
  • Able to write secure code following Drupal coding standards and security guidelines.
  • Ability to setup cron jobs in Drupal, Config management and deployment
  • Basic ability to design API end-points for exposing the CMS content and pulling the content into CMS from other third party application
  • Understanding of MySQL Database Engines, MySQL configurations, modify and optimise default queries
  • Multisite & Multilingual
  • Test driven development experience
  • Infra related information is must.
  • Well versed with Linux operating system and commands.
  • Good understanding of Grid layout System.
  • Hands on experience on HTML5 & CSS3.
  • SASS experience is preferable.
  • Proficient in Object oriented Javascript

This advert was posted by Staffworx Limited – a UK based recruitment consultancy supporting the global E-commerce, software & consulting sectors. Services advertised by Staffworx are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business.

Staffworx operate a referral scheme of £500 or new iPad for each successfully referred candidate, if you know of someone suitable please forward for consideration

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