Senior Drupal Developer

Jun 16

Come and join our well established web development studio as the lead developer of our PHP based team here at Ixis in the UK.

We build interactive sites of no fixed type, so every project can be very different to keep you on your toes! You'll be involved with a number of projects at any one time ranging from international brands to charities and start-ups. We also run several internal projects which you'll have chance to provide input and development for - this is where we often experiment with new ideas first.

Ideally you'll have several years (3+) PHP experience, but also the knowledge of best practices when working as a team on projects. It will be your responsibility to take the lead on technical decisions for projects.

Key Skills we're looking for are:

  • PHP 5, OOP.
  • Javascript & frameworks such as jQuery.
  • SQL & query performance analysis.
  • Development methodologies & code control for iterative release processes. We're moving to Git for SCM.
  • Performance and scalability techniques.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for client interaction.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment across multiple small and large scale projects.

Your work will cover a variety of areas, including:

  • Building new applications and sites in PHP from the ground up with the Drupal framework.
  • Extending existing Drupal projects which may have been developed outside of the company previously.
  • Providing email and phone technical support around Drupal projects we've built for clients.
  • Experimental mobile application development using web technologies.

As you may notice, we love Drupal! So previous experience of the technology and API is helpful but everybody in the team is on hand to provide help when needed. There's a chance to play with the latest technologies and contribute back to the Drupal open source community as part of your daily work.

The majority of your work will be carried out on-site in our office1 in Daresbury, Cheshire, UK, but there will occasionally be some travel involved for client meetings in London and anywhere in-between. Therefore this position will only be suitable for UK residents who are already located in the North West of England or who are willing to relocate to the area.

Why Work For Ixis?
We've been in the Drupal business for over 6 years, it's all we do. We think it keeps our staff focused and highly skilled by avoiding the distraction of Wordpress, Magento or Joomla.

We run a fun, friendly, and relaxed office environment as well as beer in the evening opportunities outside of work. Our office hours are flexible to work around busy traffic periods.

We aim to give all staff members as much opportunity for suitable training as possible. This year we took the whole development team to the Drupal conference in Copenhagen for a week. PHP5 Zend certification is also available.

Salary: £negotiable - Tell us what you're worth and why.
Hours: 8 hours a day to be taken between 8:30am and 6pm.
Apply: Submit a short cover letter, salary expectation and a copy of your CV via our online application form.

1 ability to play Pool is not a requirement for the job.
NOTE: Job agencies need not apply. We're not interested. Thanks.

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