Drupal Developer
DSFederal - Washington D.C. metro area - Beltsville, MD

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Job Description: We require an experienced Web developer to develop: new; or to adapt: transition or transform existing Web sites and pages supporting Knowledge Services Division data products. The Web projects will span a number of distinct initiatives and content types each serving unique audiences.

We require an experienced developer with advanced experience in leading a user-centered, participatory design process. The process will be iterative and focused on data discovery (search and browse) for user discovery and selection of datasets. When needed the developer will create new Web sites; or improve functionality of existing Web sites. Some work may involve transitioning externally created Web sites onto the main Web delivery platform.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Create new Web sites to deliver Knowledge Services Division (KSD) data products.
  • Transition external Web site(s) to the Web platform.
  • Improve existing site layout and functionality by developing /extending standard Drupal tools, e.g. modules, views, themes/CSS and panels.
  • Integrate external tools, e.g. mapping applications, into Web pages.
  • Work with KSD staff to turn complex concepts and functional specifications into excellent user experiences.
  • Perform site maintenance.
  • Verify KSD Web sites meet 508 compliance standards.
  • Mange Drupal-based, mediated, interactive Web community space.
  • Updated Commons Web site to enable interactive community of practice.
  • Manage Drupal-based Web sites for agro-ecology data in multiple formats and media, e.g. aerial photographs, maps, instrument readings.
  • Integrate geospatial tools and functionality into the KSD and main Drupal platform.
  • Documentation and wire diagrams for up-and-coming Web sites.
  • Integrate data visualization tools into Drupal-based Web pages.
  • Design, build, and deploy comprehensive, 508 compliant Drupal sites for approved Web projects.

Technical Skills Required.

  • The candidate must have 2-3 years’ experience working with Drupal 7 including module development.
  • The candidate must have 5 years general programming experience with PHP and/or Perl.
  • Experience designing Web sites which are 508 compliant

Desirable skills include experience with:

  • PostgreSQL databases
  • CSS and JavaScript
  • Interactive Web site design
  • HTML/HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Studio or other graphics packages
  • Experience with git source code control and version

Experience Required:
We require an experienced developer with advanced experience in leading a user-centered, participatory design process. The process will be iterative and focused on data discovery (search and browse) for user discovery and selection of datasets. When needed the developer will create new Web sites; or improve functionality of existing Web sites. Some work may involve transitioning externally created Web sites onto the main Web delivery platform.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree: BS in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field.

Location: Beltsville, Maryland


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