PHP Programmer / Drupal Developer - McLean, VA

Reference: JOB23
Location: McLean, VA, United States

PHP Programmer/Drupal Developer

Exceptional opportunity to work for a leading Internet strategy and consulting firm specializing in the fast-growing field of information architecture and usability design.

We're seeking a PHP Developer who has a passion for analyzing problems and writing code. The ideal candidate will have solid programming experience in a number of languages and technologies, including PHP, Perl, Python, JavaScript, AJAX, SOAP, XML and others, as well as a love for Drupal and all things open source. Drupal 7 experience is required but can be substituted with a strong background in computer science and/or engineering. A desire to learn and grow is a must. We are looking for a programmer, not a site builder or themer.

The PHP Developer will work with the Drupal and front-end development teams to create custom Drupal modules, integrate Drupal with 3rd party systems and mobile applications, write scripts, assist with advanced LAMP implementations and configurations, evaluate existing solutions and offer recommendations, provide thought leadership, collaborate with clients and other developers, and more. 


This is a GREAT place to work. Good salaries, competitive benefits, flexible schedules, telecommuting, go out to happy hours, and more. Join us to create some of the most interesting and challenging sites on the interwebz.



  • Develop custom Drupal modules by writing original code
  • Provide technical advice on website design and development throughout the entire planning, designing, coding, testing, and support lifecycle.
  • Assist with Drupal site administration and configuration/development requests
  • Contribute to our development environment and staging processes by writing scripts, recommending best practices, improving current practices, and more.
  • Build basic Drupal websites
  • Document software specifications, comment code, and write technical papers, reports, and client deliverables 


  • Proficient in Drupal module development, understanding of theme development
  •  Experienced with internal workings of Drupal, including core and contributed modules (actions, triggers, views, content types, panels, context, fields, etc), the various APIs and hooks (cache, node, etc), Drush, and more.
  • Experienced in deploying a Drupal project across multiple environments (dev -> stage -> prod, etc.) using SVN or Git.
  • Experience with LAMP performance tools such as Varnish, memcache, APC
  • Experienced with user-contributed module landscape/ecosystem/Research needs to determine if existing contributed modules can fulfill solution requirements
  • Experience with integrating third party systems into an application
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and other web standards
  • Broad knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery/Ajax, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in other portal and content management products and tools
  • Background in traditional software development methodologies and environments, including a willingness to learn and apply new software development tools, technologies, and methodologies
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and in team environments
  • Ability to manage and deliver on multiple concurrent project tasks
  • Capable of managing client expectations and explaining technical matters to non-technical people
  • Demonstrate valuable contribution to the Drupal community 



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science or related years of experience
  • 5+ years’ experience coding web applications in PHP and MySQL in a Linux environment, at least 3 years developing on Drupal
  • Experience with enterprise applications preferred 



  • Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits including health, medical, vision, and dental
  • Dynamic, energetic work environment with a proven industry leader
  • Interesting and challenging projects