Senior Drupal Developer (Remote First)

Access - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Competitive salary
Published on
7 October 2020
13 November 2020

We are looking for a Senior Drupal Developer to work on a range of CMS and web applications projects for midsize to enterprise clients including well-known brands such as WaterAid, BAFTA, National Grid, National Youth Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Stagecoach Bus, and Wave Utilities.

The ideal candidate is a hands-on, professional, with experience of working in a team with 4+ years of commercial experience as a Drupal specialist working across frontend, backend or full-stack disciplines.

You’ll be working in a dedicated build squad and working remotely - so being a self-starter and highly motivated with an expert level understanding of your disciplines is essential.

The Senior Drupal Developer will be responsible for developing key functionality within larger projects or leading smaller projects. Your expertise will be mainly in backend or frontend development but with a broader understanding of the end to end stack – ensuring you can support the wider team in producing appropriate and effective solutions.

Senior Drupal Developer responsibilities and duties

Leading the squad by example for coding standards/practice in your own discipline, you will support the Technical Lead in driving and maintaining high standards of technical development, communication, and behaviour across the team.

  • Producing high-quality technical solutions that help clients achieve their goals.
  • Contribute to the scoping, planning, and documentation of projects.
  • Motivate, inspire and junior members and peers in your area of expertise.
  • Create new functionality or maintain existing websites and applications with enhancements and updates.
  • Communicate technical solutions at an appropriate level, for mixed audiences, including clients.


Senior Drupal Developer qualifications and skills

  • 5+ years on-the-job experience of commercial web development, preferably JS/PHP based.
  • 4+ years experience working as a specialist with Drupal.
  • 4+ years experience with version control systems (preferably Git) and team workflows.
  • Ability to produce and review high quality, clean code.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Comfortable being a principal for your area in the stack (you will have a counterpart Frontend/Backend specialists in your team).


Desirable Skills and experience

  • Drupal 8, Acquia or JS/PHP certification.
  • Experience with Git for version control.
  • Broader experience (or the desire) of working with frameworks such as React, Gatsby, or Larvel.
  • A Software Engineering, Computer Science Degree, or a relevant apprenticeship qualification.


Our Tech Stack

At Access we are a Drupal first agency, however, we are keen on innovation and using the right tools for the right job. As such, you may be asked to work with JS frameworks such as React or Vue or PHP frameworks such as Symphony or Larvel. We also know how important DevOps and business tools are for a productive and happy agency. A new project would typically use a Tech Stack like the below: 

  • Drupal / React
  • PhpStorm
  • Git
  • Jira / Confluence / BitBucket
  • Slack
  • Zoom

The package 

We offer a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this, we provide a range of benefits, perks, and opportunities to provide a rewarding package.

Perks and benefits of working for Access: 

  • Remote First, optionally work in our Manchester office
  • Pension Scheme with employer contributions
  • Peer to peer bonus and recognition scheme
  • MacBook Pro & support for home working equipment
  • Training and personal development fund
  • Conference and networking support and funding
  • Flexible start times
  • Part-time and full-time positions
  • Tax-free bike scheme
  • Tax-free childcare vouchers
  • Additional maternity, paternity, and sick leave support
  • 24 days holiday (up to 29 days with additional loyalty holiday entitlement)
  • … and your birthday day off!
  • Paid and subsidised social events
  • Optional office working perks:
    • Free fruit and healthy (and the occasional not so healthy) snacks
    • Free secure car parking
    • Free indoor secure bike store
    • Free and subsidised onsite fitness and wellbeing classes
    • Showers and lockers

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