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Midweight Drupal Developer

Are you an experienced Drupal developer? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work at an award-winning innovative digital consultancy? Are you smart, enthusiastic, and ready to help us architect modern, robust, and permanent software solutions? Then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for!

  • Location

    Bristol/London, Hybrid/UK Remote

  • Salary

    £35,000 - £45,000 depending on experience

We are Reading Room: an award-winning digital consultancy. For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering bespoke digital solutions for our clients that focus on how people experience technology and bridge the gap between strategic, design, and technical thinking.

The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and commitment to the Open-Source community and is a protagonist for all things Open Source. We have offices in Bristol, and London – where our head office is based, we welcome applicants from any of these areas. For the perfect candidate, we will consider full remote working conditions (UK-based only).

Read on to find out if you could be a part of our exciting journey…

The Opportunity

We’re seeking a Mid-Level Drupal Developer who will complement and bolster our current team of talented developers. As part of your role, you will be expected to work within strong technical teams, pick up tickets and own them, work with our Technical Solutions Team, contribute to the project and help flagging issues. And, working with clients you have the ability to get involved and work with clients to gather requirements and refine tickets.

You will get to explore new technology and influence our ways of working within our collaborative environment, you will learn from our existing team while also being able to contribute your own ideas to help us progress and innovate. We’re particularly keen to re-establish links back into the Drupal community and we expect the right candidate to share this passion and enthusiasm too.

We will support you in developing your skills and hope that you will help us develop ours, we are receptive to new solutions and love finding innovative ways of delivering modern software solutions. If you have something to contribute, such as new technology or a streamlined process, we encourage you to explore and share your ideas.

About You (You don’t need to tick all the boxes to be considered, so please do still apply if you have most of what we’re looking for)

This is a key hire for our business, and we’re seeking out the best Mid-Level Drupal Developer to enhance the skills our existing team has.

In recent times, we’ve won several new client projects. Forearmed with a great deal of experience in architecting and shaping solid performant Drupal builds, your role will be integral to one of these projects, owning the solution and delivering an exceptional end-product that we’re all proud to put our names to, and the client is equally delighted with.

There are some key elements we’ll be looking for you to evidence to us:

Required Skills  

  • Multiple years of professional development in Drupal, including:  
  • Custom module development
  • Configuration Management
  • OOP 
  • Working with Git + follow a branching methodology 
  • Using Composer
  • Be able to translate designs into a content model

The following skills and knowledge would be nice to have, but are by no means essential:

  • Apache / Nginx configuration 
  • Knowledge of Cloudflare or other CDN providers 
  • Knowledge of and application to Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • Continuous Integration (Bitbucket Pipelines, Github Actions) 
  • Automated Testing (Unit testing, Behat, Cypress)
  • Docker 

About Us

Welcome to the home of the down-right inquisitive.

Reading Room is a user-led, data-centric consultancy. Fundamentally understanding users’ needs, motivation and behaviours in relation to our clients’ products and services is the key to success.

We help all kinds of passionate brands and organisations to realise their digital ambitions. And, as a 80-strong team of digital specialists across London, Bristol and the North West, we cover the whole caboodle – from the deep dive and digital strategy, right through to the design, technology and communications that define how customers feel and interact.

We are not afraid to challenge conventional thinking and we’re well known for our candid, jargon-free approach to delivery.

Our work adheres closely to the principles of user-centric design and delivers client work using agile processes, and in-depth discovery.

Reading Room’s existing client base is impressive, including well-known organisations spanning; central Government, blue light services, public and private healthcare, membership, not-for-profit, charity, and construction… to name a few. In recent times, we’ve seen an uplift in demand and requirement for our specialist services, with a number of new clients joining our growing portfolio.

We’re now proud to be part of the independently owned Rippleffect Group, alongside our sister companies: RONIN International, a research consultancy which is providing an even bigger toolbox for clients to collect data, understand their customer and scale up in other countries, and Fat Media, a traditional full-service agency based in the North West focused on aspiring SMEs.

What we offer…

  • Flexible working
  • Personal development, learning and progression opportunities
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Access to Sage Benefits package - including significant discounts across a range of retailers and gyms, and access to free mental health services, online GP, and financial and legal advice & support

We are currently reviewing our benefits offering and considering new ways to provide value and support to our colleagues.

Location & Travel expectations

We have offices in Bristol and London so welcome applicants from the South West or South East, on a hybrid basis. For the right candidate, we are willing to consider this position on a fully remote basis (UK-based only). Either way, we think it is important to get teams together in person from time to time, so you’ll need to be up for doing this.

How to apply…

Do you like the sound of all of this? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please send us your CV and a short paragraph telling us about you, your accomplishments, and why you would like to work with us, and we’ll be in touch: [email protected]

What to expect from the interview process: the first stage will be an introductory call for you and us to find out a bit more about each other and consider if it could be the right opportunity for you and your skills; the next stage would be a quick code review, followed by a technical interview with the Hiring Manager; finally, you would meet with the MD and/or Technical Director, and maybe another colleague or team member, which will be a behavioural interview.

We are not working with agencies at this stage.

Given the nature of the business and our clients’ requirements, any job offers issued will be conditional upon the return of a satisfactory basic DBS check and employment references.

Reading Room & Rippleffect Group is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and everyone we work with, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.