Drupal Technical Lead – London

This leading global advertising agency in central London is looking for a Drupal Tech Lead developer to join their growing tech team. They produce TV, digital and print campaigns for some of the largest and most recognisable brands in the world.

Technical experience:

  • Has proficient experience in PHP
  • Has strong technical writing skills
  • Must have proven experience with multiple development frameworks, most importantly Drupal
  • Understanding of using views, CCK, theme and module development within the Drupal environment
  • Is currently still operating in a hands-on technical role including developing Drupal modules and administering Drupal sites
  • Practical experience in building Drupal modules including multisite developments, such as for multiple-language localisation
  • Has implemented projects on the Acquia platform
  • Has experience with DBMS such as MySQL and Oracle
  • Has experience with installing and administering web servers such as Microsoft IIS and/or Apache
  • Is familiar with, and has successfully implemented web applications which make use of open source technologies
  • Has implemented products across multiple operating system environments including Unix, Linux and Windows
  • Has proven experience managing a product through the entire development lifecycle to include a successful implementation
  • Software Development Lifecycle experience (requirements engineering, structured or object oriented design, integrated test, methodologies)
  • Possesses significant knowledge of client/server and internet systems architectures and accurately suggests the use of the appropriate technology for the application
  • Has experience customising COTs products
  • Demonstrable activity within the Drupal community

Essential Skills:

  • Drupal setup, development, administration and configuration
  • Drupal 7 hands-on custom module development experience including using drupal hooks
  • Understanding of Entities API
  • Drupal Theming experience
  • Experience with the following contributed modules
  • Views
  • Context or Panels
  • Features
  • Drupal Multi-lingual
  • Development/Implementation
  • Drupal multi-site Development/Implementation

Professional qualities:

  • Has managed a team of 5 or more developers as a technical manager or team leader
  • Has strong verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with multiple development methodologies and develops and owns the SDLC and is responsible for managing technical risks and issues throughout the project
  • Applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve service to our clients
  • Easily recognises system deficiencies and implements effective solutions
  • Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life
  • Identifies reusable code required for our code library and ensures the high quality creation of the code
  • Defines, communicates and enforces coding standards
  • Assists in sales and proposal efforts from a technical perspective
  • Promotes and coordinates technical knowledge harvesting within the organisation
  • Tracks and identifies new opportunities to improve our tools, processes and methodologies

Where possible please provide work examples and URLs with details of role on project and tools/technologies used.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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