We're hiring: Drupal Developer

Join the team!

An article by Claire Moyne 30-01-2017

The role

In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise both frontend and backend skills across a number of client-focused digital projects. You’ll work directly with Sift Digital clients and will play a key part in defining solutions we build for them. You’ll be able to accurately estimate and plan development projects and work with smaller and larger teams as projects demand.

You’ll need to be a creative thinker and be able to apply user experience principles at all phases in a project. We expect nothing less than great team players who are able to work with diverse teams and clients, keen to learn new skills and help others do the same.

Key requirements

  • Frontend and backend development work primarily using Drupal
  • Accurately estimating and planning development projects
  • Devising technical solutions to meet client requirements with time and budget constraints
  • Collaboration with User Experience and Design teams on solutions
  • Reviewing wireframes and designs to understand implementation detail
  • Working directly with clients to scope, define and develop solutions
  • Sharing expertise and knowledge with other members of the team
  • Helping shape development processes, tools and practices
  • Supporting existing sites with additional development work and bug fixes


  • Understanding of server side programming, database technologies, limitations and performance
  • Considering and applying UX principles at all phases in a project
  • Full understanding and practical application of accessibility standards and best practices
  • Understanding of frontend development and technologies including CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and fonts/typography

Technical Skills

  • Drupal site building experience
  • Expert with the Drupal theming layer
  • 2-3 years+ HTML/CSS, HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript
  • Stacks of LAMP experience including command line
  • Experience with Git and branching strategies
  • Ability to write secure code and adhere to Drupal Coding Standards
  • Understanding of accessibility standards and best practices

Would be a bonus

  • Symfony
  • CRM Integration experience
  • Architecture of large scale Drupal projects
  • Experience building APIs
  • Data security and data protection
  • Experience with Drupal hosting and deployment processes

Our benefits

  • Minimum of 25 days holiday (increases with long service, and you’ll have the opportunity to buy/sell leave)
  • All bank holidays off
  • Christmas closure (we stop work just before Christmas, and return to the office in the new year)
  • A brand new open plan office which includes a secure bike park, showers and a snazzy coffee machine
  • Free gym at the office
  • Retail discounts
  • Friday beer o’clock (or... wine o’clock/cider o’clock/lemonade o’clock whichever you’d prefer)
  • Amazing summer and Christmas parties, socials throughout the year
  • Monthly knowledge share (with a tasty free lunch!)
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Weekly fruit delivery
  • BUPA cash plan - claim back prescriptions, eye/dental care and more
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Pension scheme and life assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Check out our Instagram for a flavour of what goes on in the office and find out more about who you'd be working with here.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter through to Claire Moyne, Head of People and Partnerships with Drupal Developer as the subject line. 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. 

No agencies please.

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