Drupal Backend Developer

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 October 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 26 March 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking Drupal Web Developers of all levels to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). In these positions, you will have the opportunity to build new web applications; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. You will build custom web applications to user specifications while working with other developers on the team. These positions require a degree of skill in custom web application development. OTI is a fast-paced, exciting office where you will have the opportunity to be part of an elite team on the cutting edge of emerging issues around the world.

  • Essential Functions:
    • Produce project solutions within the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), through working sessions with IT Team and stakeholders
    • Contribute to the design meetings and make recommendations for new IT software initiatives to support and enhance existing systems.
    • Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development activities
    • Maintain technical documentation for new and existing applications
    • Assist in the development of JavaScript/Drupal functionality using contributed modules, along with creating custom modules
    • Develop APIs as it relates to decoupled apps or service oriented architecture
    • Work with IT business Analysts, Product Owners and end users to determine system requirements and updates
    • Adapt to new programming languages, methodologies, and platforms to meet project needs
    • Perform quality control on all products and deliverables to ensure product releases are fully documented, participate in the design of test plans
    • Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments
    • Support project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issue escalation/reporting
    • Assist in other reasonable IT tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Required Education/Experience:
    • A minimum of one year of drupal development, and depending on the position level, the experience could vary from one to ten plus years.
    • BS Degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field, OR, High School GED with additional work experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Required Skills:
    • Proficiency with web development languages such as JavaScript, PHP, HTML5/CSS;
    • Knowledge of CMS’s (Drupal) is a must and proven competency with JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Backbone OR, React, etc.)
    • Must have understanding of OOP (Object-Oriented-Programming), a good understanding of the Scrum framework and ability to adhere to coding and documentation standards
    • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins)
    • Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others.
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Experience working in LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL-MariaDB/PHP) stack.
    • Drupal 8,9 - Module development, Update hooks, Drush, PHP, GraphQL
    • Have worked with ticketing and version control services, e.g. Jira, Bitbucket/Github (Git)
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

About the Organization

PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. As it enters its 60th year of business, PAE’s current portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, range operations and national security solutions, to support some of the most meaningful and exciting missions in the world.

Today, the approximately 20,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in roughly 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world's most challenging regions. We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, Va.

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