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Kforce Lead Drupal Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client in search of a Lead Drupal Consultant in Boston, MA.Goals:

  • The organization runs on the most current software (Drupal 9) and on a new host, resulting in better performance, flexibility, and stability; The host will be platform.sh

  • Future enhancement prioritizes use of existing features and technical solutions provided by the underlying software over custom code

  • Content moderation can be performed by end users, without requiring developer time

  • The migration does not disrupt daily content changes, allows general maintenance to be performed in parallel, balances the need for implementing limited-scope enhancements, and is completed quickly

Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Content editing responsibilities can be broadly shared

  • Content types are more flexible, allowing for customized layouts

  • Existing theme is more stable, responsive, and incorporates any newer/missed designs

  • Notable improvements to stability, performance, maintainability

  • Drupal is used for front end, with progressive decoupling for key functionality

  • Codebase (including styling) isolated from unrelated elements, like digital signage

  • Dates can be simulated, content scheduled, and messaging more centrally managed

  • New implementation addresses key pain points (e.g., alert banners, daily schedule)

  • Design implementation takes a mobile-first approach, with visual parity across devices

  • Images are resized automatically, with ability to select focal point and cropping (potentially integrating with a DAM)

Priorities:

  • Preparing for migration

  • Developing new infrastructure, content model

  • Rebuilding theme, emphasizing twig templates, sass styling, stressing Drupal over custom code, and missed OHO designs

  • Integrating Made Media ticketing widgets and membership

  • Building kiosks and digital signage in separate site(s)

  • Testing

  • Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Proficiency with PHP

  • Experience building upon a Drupal CMS

  • Experience with Angular JS

  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks

  • Demonstrated communication skills - ability to convey concepts in writing, verbally, and graphically

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, with proven experience in software development lifecycle including requirements collection, design, QA, implementation, and maintenance

  • Ability to design and implement wireframes and design mockups into fully functional web components

  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage time and resources

  • Demonstrated experience in developing technical solutions both independently and in a team solving environment

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours

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