Drupal Developer – Back End

Technical Team · Bristol, Bristol, City of
Department Technical Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Drupal Developer – Back End


Who we are


Investis Digital is an award-winning digital communications company. We combine effective storytelling and engaging digital experiences to help our clients clearly and authentically communicate with any audience. We’re collaborative to our core and passionate about doing good work—together. We’re also looking for creative, motivated individuals to join our growing team.  

Our client roster includes more than 1,600 companies across the globe including Ascential, ASOS, Rolls-Royce, Whitbread, Paddy Power Betfair and Dixons Carphone. When you join the team, you’ll play an important role in growing and shaping our unique Connected Content™ approach along with our Connect.ID products and technology.  

If you want to redefine the digital communications space and have a good time doing so, come join us in Bristol, the tech hub of the UK. Our Bristol office specializes in website design-and-build projects, UX, strategy, and website support and maintenance. We value unique perspectives and prioritize the continued learning and development of our people. 


Our values 


The Investis Digital values unite more than 500 global employees across 10 global offices. Our values influence how we work with each other and our clients; they give purpose to the work we do and foster a culture we’re proud to be a part of. Learn what each of these values mean to us below. 

  • Embrace clarity: We know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. 
  • Bring passion: We love what we do and share this enthusiasm with everyone we work with. 
  • Inspire greatness: We strive for excellence and help others be their best. 
  • Keep innovating: We’re curious and always improve what we do. 
  • Measure success: We’re rewarded for the work we do. 


Job Details 


Within the Back-End Drupal Developer role, you will be responsible for planning, building, and supporting websites for our high-profile clients. You’ll work alongside other developers within our team to help identify requirements and plan technical solutions.   

 

You may take the lead on projects, and be involved in sharing your knowledge and providing support and guidance to less experienced team members along the way. 

 

You’ll be involved in a variety of projects, each with challenges and problems to be resolved. The team you join is a friendly, supportive, and talented team with diverse experience working with decoupled or ‘headless’ technology stacks, eCommerce platforms, complex integrations and more. 

 

Key responsibilities include: 


  • Identifying requirements and planning out the technical approach to implement the right solution for our clients  
  • Working with our team to develop custom back-end functionality for our clients' Drupal websites 
  • Providing support and maintenance for our clients' existing Drupal websites, including Drupal Core and Contrib module updates 
  • Participating in the code review process 
  • Regularly communicating progress with other members of the team through daily stand-ups, and communication tools such as Microsoft Teams and Jira 
  • Providing support and training to other members of the Investis Digital development team by working collaboratively 
  • Helping to improve our development methods and practices demonstrating a commitment to quality   
  • Attend weekly development team meetings and lightning talks where you will be able to both learn and contribute 
  • Keeping up to date with the latest development trends and introducing new technologies where relevant and appropriate 
  • Maintaining documentation in accordance with established processes 


From time to time, you'll also: 


  • Contribute to website audits, providing clients with a thorough analysis of their website's user interface, custom functionality and back-end architecture including recommendations to reduce technical risk and improve efficiency 
  • Engage with the Drupal.org open-source community and contribute patches where appropriate 
  • Participate in Drupal contribution sprint days organised by our team 
  • Optionally participate in coding ‘hack’ nights 


All applicants should possess: 

 

  • A proven track record of delivering websites using Drupal 8/9 
  • A good working knowledge of PHP and the ability to explain Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts and use cases 
  • Previous experience of working as a back-end developer delivering functionality such as APIs, custom modules, and custom integrations 
  • Experience debugging complex issues using XDebug (or similar) 
  • A good working knowledge of Git version control system and the ability to explain branching and workflow concepts 
  • Experience of working within a busy development or agency environment with tight deadlines 
  • Ability to understand and clearly explain complex concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • An understanding of the software development lifecycle 
  • Commitment to creating clear documentation and understanding its importance 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • A friendly personality with strong interpersonal skills 
  • A desire to learn new skills and progress within the team 

 

Benefits Information 


When you work from our Bristol office, the following benefits are available to you: 

  • 25 holiday days per year (this increases with your length of service, with the option to utilise our holiday trade scheme) 
  • Health cash plan 
  • Life insurance 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Paid charity day 
  • Regular social activities (virtual for now!) and contributions to cultural and sporting events 
  • A well-stocked supply of free drinks and snacks (when we can work from the office) 


Remote and Flexible Working 


We recognize this may feel like a strange time to apply for a new role and join a new company. The health, safety and comfort of our people is our number one priority, and we’re doing everything we can to meet the needs of our employees—from maintaining frequent communication while working from home to ensuring our in-office coffee machines are completely hands-free. 

As a team, we communicate regularly through Teams calls and chats to keep camaraderie and spirits high. We also have weekly stand ups, monthly town halls and regular social events (online or in person with safety measures in place, depending on the current government guidelines). 

During the interview stage, we're happy to discuss specific ways we’re addressing working from home. Please feel free to ask any questions! 


How to apply


Please click on the link to apply and include your CV with a cover letter and your salary expectations.


We will do our best to respond to all applications individually but due to the number of applications we receive if you do not hear back from us within 4 weeks then please consider your application unsuccessful.


Thank you for your interest in working for Investis Digital.


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  • Location
    Bristol, Bristol, City of
  • Department
    Technical Team
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced