Drupal 8 Developer

Acquia, Brighton, United Kingdom


Acquia, is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world.

Headquartered in Boston with our EMEA Head office in Reading, UK and further European offices in Brighton, Paris, Munich, and Ghent, we have been named as ​one of the world’s fastest growing software companies and have been​ rated a leader by the analyst community.

Acquia provides both an open cloud digital experience platform and professional services to enterprise customers. A recent acquisition of Cohesion, a UK based low-code platform for building enterprise grade websites at scale has opened new opportunities for Acquia to enable organizations to launch Drupal websites much faster, while still offering unprecedented creative freedom, brand consistency, and governance for digital marketers and content authors.

We are looking for a highly proficient Drupal back end developer who is motivated to join a small but rapidly growing team of both PHP and Javascript front and back end developers working full time from our central Brighton office. 

You will take on responsibilities across the development stack with your primary focus being Drupal back end custom module development. You will work to improve the quality, scalability and security of existing features on the product and plan and execute on those features. Strong communication skills and a collaborative work style are essential. 

The Cohesion acquisition by Acquia provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated senior Drupalist looking to further their career over the long term. 

As a Drupal Developer, you will...

  • Develop new features within the Cohesion suite of modules 
  • Work with the existing Acquia stack of products 
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Functional test writing in ES6 using Cypress
  • Collaborate closely with other team members and stakeholders

We'e looking for collaborative people who have...

  • Strong experience developing and maintaining Drupal 8.x custom modules
  • Strong experience writing and maintaining Twig templates 
  • Experience designing technical solutions from a functional spec and communicating those solutions to the team
  • Some experience with ES6 Javascript 
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX with the Drupal forms API
  • Familiarity with build tools, such as Grunt and Gulp.js and Webpack
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as git
  • Unit test writing with PHPUnit
  • Some dev-ops experience including DrupalVM (Vagrant) and / or Docker as well as shell scripting

Extra credit if you have...

  • Exposure to functional testing frameworks such as https://www.cypress.io
  • Exposure to Acquia enterprise products including Content Hub, Acquia Cloud, etc. 
  • Exposure to build tools such as https://www.acquia.com/products-services/acquia-blt
  • Some experience writing or maintaining PHP microservices 
  • Some experience using CI/CD tools including Jenkins CI
  • Module or core contributions on Drupal.org 

Soft skills needed

  • Pride in the work delivered and tremendous attention to detail
  • Go the extra mile to deliver high quality work on time
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative

Compensation Package

  • Very competitive salary from the world’s largest player in the Drupal space
  • Private health insurance including pre-existing conditions
  • Private dental plan
  • 1:1 matched pension contributions

About Acquia

About us Who is Acquia? Acquia provides the leading cloud platform for building, delivering, and optimizing digital experiences. Global organizations use the Acquia Platform to create a single, powerful digital foundation for delivering world-class customer experiences. With the Acquia Platform, organizations can realize the vision of personalized, contextual, and real-time customer engagement for the right person, at the right time, on the right device. These experiences can be easily deployed and managed at scale, for one to thousands of sites, driving transformative business results at breakthrough speed. That’s why organizations who think ahead like Intuit, Warner Music Group and Stanford University trust Acquia. We provide unmatched expertise and a relentless commitment to your success.

Want to learn more about Acquia? Visit Acquia's website.