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The Research Computing Division of RTI International has an immediate opening for a Drupal Developer to support the collection, processing, managing, presenting and analyzing data within mobile, web and database environments.  We are seeking a highly motivated and talented developer to contribute to the vision and creation of interactive web customer experiences and back-end data collection systems for our clients. This position requires a combination of programming skills (PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, etc.) and a fundamental understanding of content management systems. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with some back-end knowledge, is preferred. Activities may involve the use of commercial software, open source software or RTI-developed software tools. 

 
Responsibilities
  • Experience in web site layout and web page design, incorporating user interface, PHP and database processing and security.
  • Work closely with developers and clients to ensure an effective, visually appealing, and intuitive implementation.
  • Produce “clean” and well-structured code, with detailed specifications.
  • Understanding of PHP syntax and application design.
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Design and implement new features and functionality, establishing and guiding the website’s architecture.
  • Participate in defining system requirements and testing against requirements.
  • Help development teams define data architectures and data processing requirements.
  • Create responsive/adaptive design, ensuring high-performance and availability.
  • Develop to project standards within an established software development lifecycle environment.
  • Collaborate with the team in all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Ability to manage deadlines on numerous, concurrent projects with minimal supervision.
  • Personal accountability for the technical accuracy of own work.

Required Qualifications
 
  • B.S. or higher and 6+ years’ work experience.
  • Experience working in IT field.
  • Experience developing web solutions in Drupal and PHP implementations in a LAMP environment.
  • Advanced site-building experience including deep familiarity with Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels.
  • Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture.
  • Experience building responsive websites using Drupal CMS, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • High proficiency in PHP and the ability to manipulate, troubleshoot, and write custom PHP software.
  • Experience with most of the following:
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JSON
  • Collaborating with visual designers to incorporate design into data heavy applications
  • System troubleshooting and problem resolution
 
Preferred:
 
  • Experience in applying and developing free and open source software technologies.
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or iterative SDLCs.
Experience with the following:
 

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
 
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