Senior Back-End Web Developer

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:29

The Senior Back-end Web Developer will work with a growing, agile team to create compelling and cutting-edge web sites and web applications for our government clients. The Senior Back-end Web Developer will be asked to contribute to all phases of the web development lifecycle but will primarily be focused on site building and custom module development for our web content management system projects.


  • Architect enterprise solutions, including data, display, information architecture, and migration.
  • Back-end development, site building, and custom module development for new sites and Moodle applications.
  • Custom coding and site building that follow industry best practices.
  • Feature development for existing Drupal 8 and 7 sites.
  • Work closely with front-end developers and customers to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive implementation.
  • Test cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies.
  • Test for compliance to specified standards such as 508 accessibility standards.
  • Organize and execute code releases on staging and production environments at the end of each sprint.
  • Participate in daily standup meetings and provide support to other developers to troubleshoot.

Language: English fluency (oral and written)

Experience: A minimum of 5 years strong experience developing with PHP and/or Drupal. Strong experience with PHP and SQL/MySQL. A minimum of 5 years of advanced site-building experience, including deep familiarity with PHP or Drupal modules. Experience developing and consuming REST web services. 

Knowledge: Good understanding of key server-side web development concepts. Strong understanding of API design, including REST fundamentals. Knowledge of software testing best practices (unit testing, integration testing, functional testing, etc.). 

Skills: Proven ability as a Web developer, including online portfolio of work or Web sites for review. Flexible, multi-tasking team player who is audience-focused and deadline-driven. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse government contracting environment. Demonstrated commitment to quality and customer service.

Location: North Bethesda, MD 

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Public Trust clearance.

At this time, JBS International, Inc. cannot sponsor nor transfer a work visa for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work directly for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Good understanding of Drupal API. Experience with Drupal 7 and Drupal 8; upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Experience with Drupal 8 tools such as Composer, Configuration Management, etc. is a plus. Automated testing experience (Jenkins, TravisCI), cloud hosting experience (AWS, Google Compute, Azure) and configuration management experience (Puppet, Chef, Ansible). Experience developing web solutions and implementations in a LAMP environment. Federal agency experience, who can juggle multiple projects and adapt to fast-changing deadlines and priorities. Experience with agile and Scrum methodologies. Experience integrating with server APIs such as search indexes. Drupal certification (Acquia Certified Developer or Acquia Certified Back End Developer for D7 or D8). 

Knowledge: Knowledge of Drupal theme layer.

If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. If you have technical difficulty, please email to let us know of the issue.

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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