Software Engineer (Drupal)

Your reason for being here…

Everyone at DRPG has a purpose, and yours is to get those creative cogs turning as you design, develop, and maintain our awesome PHP-based applications and systems.

The way you roll…

You’re a PHP Maestro, ready to get to work crafting and maintaining stellar applications with a touch of Drupal magic. You thrive on challenges and collaborate seamlessly with both tech and non-tech folks. Some say ‘problem-solver’ is your middle name. Whether that’s true or not, you’re definitely a team player that’s always looking for solutions to problems that come your way (or into the path of your team).

Your creativity flows, even under pressure. Plus, you have a real eye for detail and know the little things matter. At the end of the day, you want to deliver high-quality software solutions. You know that takes plenty of teamwork, incredible organisation, and asking for help from time to time. With your ‘can do’ attitude and deep understanding of PHP and Drupal, ‘anything’s possible’.

How you make it all possible…

  • Developing and maintaining robust, scalable, and secure Drupal-based applications, modules, and systems
  • Collaborating with product owners, designers, and other stakeholders to define project requirements and specifications
  • Guiding the teams technically and helping them to design solutions that work well
  • Designing and implementing efficient and reusable code while sticking to best practices and coding standards
  • Conducting code reviews and providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability
  • Participating in the planning, estimation, and prioritisation of development tasks
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and other potential issues within applications
  • Collaborating with the DevOps team to ensure seamless deployment and continuous integration processes

What’s in your toolbox…

  • Flawless understanding of PHP 7 & 8
  • Deep understanding of Drupal 9+
  • Experience in object-oriented design, design patterns and best practises
  • Knowledge of MySql, RDBMB and NoSql persistence stores
  • Git/version control & CI
  • Knowledge of secure design and standards
  • Automated testing and TDD
  • Next-level debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • HTTP & Web Services

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980, in fact.

Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself!

Hang on, there’s more…

The role will be based primarily in Hartlebury, Manchester or London but there will be times when you’ll need to work from our other places and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas. Flexibility is key!

We’re a friendly team. We really, really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you!

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role, we would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.

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