DrupalDrupal Developer Job Description Template

Unlike other software engineering skills that solely require expertise in a particular language, the Drupal world is complex with multiple facets. There are three main areas of expertise in the Drupal world: site building, backend/module development, and theming. The skills required for each are quite different. Depending on your needs, you may be looking for a candidate with one, two, or all three of these areas of expertise.

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Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications around the world. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people internationally.

Unlike other software engineering skills that solely require expertise in a particular language, the Drupal world is complex with multiple facets. There are two distinct types of developers and expertise in the Drupal world:

  • backend / module development
  • theming / front-end development

The skills required for each are quite different. Depending on your needs, you may be looking for a candidate with one or both of these areas of expertise.

This article therefore provides you with a job descriptions for both front-end and back-end Drupal developers that can be adapted or integrated to help you write an effective job advertisement that attracts qualified candidates who match your specific criteria.

Drupal Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

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Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

{{If you are looking for front-end Drupal developer}}

We are looking for a Drupal Developer responsible for front-end development and theming. This position requires a combination of programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on). The best candidates have 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 some back-end knowledge, is preferred.

{{If you are looking for back-end Drupal developer}

We are looking for a Drupal Developer primarily responsible for back-end/module development.

Responsibilities

{{If you are looking for front-end Drupal developer}}

Responsible for helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme. Work closely with back-end developers and customers to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive implementation. {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant.}}

{{If you are looking for back-end Drupal developer}

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. Work closely with front-end developers and customers to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive implementation. {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant.}}

Skills and Qualifications

{{If you are looking for front-end Drupal developer}}

  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Extremely fluent with HTML5/XHTML and CSS
  • Experience working with PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Ability to write JavaScript with and without the use of frameworks such as jQuery
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes to have consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • {{Make sure to mention frameworks, libraries, or any other technology related to your development stack}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}

{{If you are looking for back-end Drupal developer}

  • Experience developing web solutions in Drupal and PHP implementations in a LAMP environment
  • 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
  • Through understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or iterative SDLCs.
  • {{Make sure to mention frameworks, libraries, or any other technology related to your development stack}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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