Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovations, the Senior Drupal Developer will work alongside project managers, product owners, subject matter experts, writers, UI and graphic designers, as well as systems librarians to develop and enhance our next-generation digital products.
We're looking for a Senior Drupal Developer who takes a creative approach to problem-solving, often considering unorthodox yet feasible ways to push design and develop digital solutions. A self-starter who's comfortable with ambiguity as well as selfless collaboration with a diverse set of colleagues. Curiosity, creativity, and initiative are key. You'll be responsible for analysis, technical design, implementation, test-driven development, and deployment of products using Agile principles. You'll help to clarify scope and specifications, and provide and evaluate alternative options for implementing user-focused digital solutions.
We are looking for a candidate who is passionate and self-motivated. A developer in skill-set first but who enjoys playing in the visual/UX world. Someone who is a self-starter, easy to communicate with and does not hesitate to throw out ideas, be imaginative, and challenge conventional thinking. Working with great in-house talent, this position is ideal for someone who enjoys tinkering and solving a range of dynamic technology problems and is comfortable in a fun, dynamic and fast-moving environment. If this sounds like you please submit your resume, cover letter, and links to your Github repos, blog and/or website. Some questions to consider in your cover letter:
What are some projects you've done that best represent your capabilities and interests?
What are some of the most exciting things happening in web development, in particular, in digital libraries?
Why are you interested in this position?
This position is part of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications on the Harvard Library Communications team. As a client-focused group, the Communications team sits within Harvard Library. The Senior Web Developer will also be a part of the newly formed Harvard Library Web Team, co-run by the Library's Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations and the Director of Communications. The team is made up of a designer, project manager, product owner, writer, systems librarian, and user experience expert. The team works collaboratively and iteratively using Agile principals and is currently redesigning the Harvard Library website, set to launch summer 2018. You will be a critical member of this team.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Experience developing comprehensive test suites using frameworks and developing and executing quality assurance (Q/A) tests including Q/A automation and test-driven development.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline and demonstrated portfolio of work
5+ years of experience developing software/digital products
Experience in Drupal 8 preferred
Experience with Drupal sites on enterprise LAMP stacks
Familiarity with continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)
Working knowledge of MySql
Understanding of and experience working in an Agile development team
Solid organizational skills, including time management and prioritization, and ability to grow leadership responsibilities
Strong written and verbal communication abilities
Strong attention to detail
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.