PHP Drupal Developer, Contract, London

London

£400 a day

Potentially long term contract role for PHP Developer with DRUPAL experience.

The Developer will work closely with the new Product Manager, eCommerce, but will be responsible for implementation and development.

The primary role of this position will be PHP and Drupal development but it is also an opportunity to assist in defining architecture and strategy and managing development resources. The environment is Drupal and hence we need someone who has experience and knowledge of Drupal.

Key skills:

Solid experience developing responsive websites using Drupal 7 CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
Architectural and strategy skills in the Drupal platform desirable
PHP Development
Ability to lead a team of developers would also be useful..

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Creating and maintaining strong partnerships with business stakeholders
Managing tasks and priorities for external developers by assigning tickets, setting priorities, reviewing requirements, facilitating technical discussions, and leading code reviews
Working with team members and business stakeholders to analyze requirements and define technical requirements when needed
Creating work/time estimates based on technical requirements
Developing new features and functionality
Assisting with sprint definitions and releases
Collaborating with QA team to ensure robust quality assurance testing
Working with platform hosting vendor on issues and support
Supporting and documenting integrations with Back End systems
Applying Drupal software updates as needed
Ensuring code is of a high standard and secured in a source code repository
Creating robust back-up, escalation and disaster recovery plans
Ensuring applications meet current security best practices
Manage, deploy and oversee regular releases in an agile environment

EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

Expert programming experience of PHP
Solid experience developing responsive websites using Drupal 7 CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
Very good knowledge of developing application using Object Oriented PHP programming.
Strong knowledge of Drupal, including custom module development, theme development, key contributed modules and core API
Strong knowledge of design principles for a scalable application.
Experience working with external vendors and developers
Experience working in Agile development
Experience desirable in guiding the website's architecture, ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
Thorough understanding of the Software Development workflow (eg Requirements, Design, Development, Testing)
Solid understanding of AJAX, HTML, Javascript, and CSS and components
Proficient in the maintenance and administration of Drupal modules and sites
Knowledge of ticket/release tracking systems, such as Jira
Familiarity with source control systems such as Git, etc.
Knowledge of build systems such as Jenkins, desirable
Must have experience and be proficient with Solr
Experience in integrating with API's

Posted by BizTek Recruitment Limited, 06 Feb