Drupal Backend Developer

Civic Actions

CivicActions is seeking multiple qualified backend/module developers to develop challenging Drupal projects for our clients in the non-profit and public sector. This role works within our agile process as a technical resource for the scrum team. The backend developers are also highly engaged with the client, helping them understand, refine and prioritize options. In this role, one may write Drupal modules from scratch, but preferably will be building and improving on existing solutions.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

You will be developing, improving, configuring and bug fixing contributed and custom modules in the context of specific site needs, aiming for maintainability, simplicity and reusability. You’ll do this along side an amazing scrum team and dedicated clients. Your good sense of humor, collaborative and helpful nature, open and high quality communication style will be a great addition to our talented team. As part of a cross functional team you will be involved with the co-creation of project plans and pre-sales activities (estimates, sprint plans, scope, approach, schedule, risks).

We are a mission minded team and we want others to join us who have a real passion for using technology to make a positive change in our world. As a distributed team, we need people who can demonstrate technical and analytic proficiency, communication and organization skills. You should be comfortable in a consulting or professional services environment and working with cross-functional Agile teams. We like to see a track record of contributions to the Drupal community, FOSS or other open community projects. It’s a plus if you have US Government security clearance.

Does this all sound great so far? Great, keep reading!

Desired Skill Sets

  • Minimum of 2 years building Drupal sites
  • In depth knowledge of Drupal module development, or demonstrable transferrable skills on other web based frameworks
  • Able to architect and write secure, performant, well documented code that adheres to coding standards
  • Familiarity with most common contributed modules
  • Familiarity with Features and code-based configuration deployment
  • Ability to navigate on the command line and use a version control system
  • Skilled at working throughout the LAMP stack: PHP/MySQL development, command line and version control skills and workflows, including a detailed mental model of HTTP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript operation
  • Skilled in Git, Drush, web API design/usage, PHP debugging, Solr, automated testing tools (e.g. Behat)
  • Experience with OOP or Symfony, including common design patterns
  • Complementary/specialized skills such as migration, QA, front-end development, UX, design,accessibility, performance, system administration/operations, security/compliance are also a plus


We excel in our benefits offering and believe that people who are well taken care of can be more balanced, healthy and happy. We offer 100% company-paid medical insurance, disability insurance and life insurance. We have a generous 401(k) program. We have an open vacation policy and employees are encouraged to take time off as needed to feel balanced, productive and healthy. We have paid maternity and paternity leave. We have an annual all hands retreat to connect with each other in person. We also emphasize professional development and offer an annual stipend. Community participation is important to us and we ask that you spend 5% of your working time giving back to a community that you care about.


We are a fully distributed remote team. You can work from home or find a great co-working space. You just need a computer, webcam, strong internet connection and a structured schedule because we are a truly collaborative team. Ideally your timezone will be within the continental United States.


We strive for a more diverse team and women, people of color, and physically-challenged people are strongly encouraged to apply.