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Freelance Backend Web Developer - PHP & Drupal

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  • Sector:

    Technology, Digital

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  • Salary:

    £200 - £325 per day

  • Contact:

    Tony Allen
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  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    1-2 months, starting ASAP

We have a great freelance opportunity for an experienced Backend Web Developer with Drupal experience to join one for the region's best digital agencies. Drupal experience is essential. You'll get to work on some exciting web development projects for global brands and you'll be part of a smoothly running, expert team. The reason for the freelance role is that there is an increase in projects running through the agency so they need a safe pair of hands to help them deliver the additional workload. 

The experience we need

The Freelance Web Developer may be full stack, or back end, but in this role you'll mostly be working on the backend of websites and complex systems builds.

Essential skills

  • Solid industry PHP experience
  • Drupal experience is essential
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL

Additional nice to haves

  • Headless Drupal
  • Symfony and MVC methodologies
  • Knowledge of spec
  • 3rd party APIs
  • Responsive site building
  • Strong understanding of Linux and Apache configuration
  • Performance optimisation (e.g. Memcache)
  • Docker and Ansible
  • Elasticsearch
  • Sass and other front-end preprocessor tools such as Gulp or Grunt
  • Issue-tracking software, such as Redmine
  • Writing technical specifications

The company

A very well established digital agency with exceptional client relationships, brilliant digital projects managers to keep things running smoothly, and a well-resourced dev team who love what they do and have (mostly) worked there for a number of years or more. It’s a collaborative and happy team and the newer team members are new because the team is expanding.

They spend a dedicated period of time every week training their dev skills (quite often the latest in Drupal) and you’ll get the opportunity to attend industry conferences and tech talks with some of the best in the industry (some of them hosted by this tech team themselves).

There’s lots of other fun stuff too, like well stocked beer fridge, very cool canteen area where you’ll often find colleague playing board games or cooking up lunch for one another.

What you’ll get in return

  • A competieve day rate in the region of £200/day to £325/day depending on experience and skillset
  • 1-2 month booking initially, but it could lead to more work or even a long-term position with the company if you wish to consider a permanent position

How to apply

If this sounds of interest then please click the apply button right away!

For more info on this or similar roles, please give Tony a call.