Drupal 8 Developer at Ricardo TRNTY, Remote, 6-12 Months, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Jan 07, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Project Title: Drupal Software Developer


Duration: Six To Twelve Months


Deloyment: Early January


Location: Flexible / Remote Working


Contract: Outside IR35


Ricardo is a leading energy and environmental consultancy that works with governments, international donors and the private sector to reduce the impacts of climate change and enable sustainable business growth.   Digital products and solutions are fundamental in helping to fulfil evolving customer objectives around a growing need for detailed data insights, data transparency, security and visualisation.  The Digital Services team engage collaboratively with Ricardo’s wide range of internationally recognised experts and scientists, creating new and innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.


You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of Drupal based projects and technically challenging work.  Examples of our work include:

  • Drupal projects that facilitate supporting and monitoring strategic research and innovation within the mobility and transport sectors. Our web systems help researchers and companies make decisions regarding future research and development. They help the EU's need to analyse and track current and past research to determine the effectiveness of past policies and support future policies and funding decisions. We develop and maintain a database of related research funding programmes and projects to allow public access to this information and to enable analysis of this data.
  • Drupal projects that facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable urban mobility in Europe
  • Drupal systems that integrate with air quality data management solutions
  • Integration with European systems that pull and share data

You will be comfortable with:

  • Developing innovative Drupal 8 solutions
  • Experienced and proficient with Object Oriented design principles and implementation
  • Ensuring code remains easy to maintain and deploy.
  • Developing configurable data download reports.
  • Adding new modules and code to existing systems
  • Developing secure code
    • Updating existing codebases to ensure security.
    • Anonymisation of personal data.
  • Integration with the 3rd party tools
  • OpenLayers mapping and working with HighCharts
  • Solr Search engine.
  • Determining which standard modules require patches and updating them
    • Updating patched modules so they use the latest available code.
  • The ability to bulk upload data types, typically using CSV data files.

We are looking for someone with a solid commercial background in Drupal, who can help us build and support high availability, data-intensive web applications for Ricardo Energy & Environment’s public and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be comfortable working on a portfolio of projects, both supporting and enhancing existing applications as well as creating new systems. 

Our ideal candidate will have strong software development skills, excellent organisational skills and be an enthusiastic contributor to our team.


Essential Experience:

  • Building Drupal software in a commercial environment
  • Object Oriented design principles
  • Working with MySQL and/or PostGres databases
  • Writing scalable and secure code using software design patterns and automated tests
  • Building websites and tools in Drupal 7 and 8
  • Upgrading from Drupal 7 to 8
  • GitLab, task, test and release management tools
  • Working collaboratively with software and non-software professionals

Desirable Experience:

  • Competent with Jira and Confluence
  • Symfony development experience
  • Highcharts
  • R, Python, Perl development experience
  • Commercial product development experience
  • Agile development processes and practices
  • IT or computer science degree

Personal Attributes:

  • Well organised, with the ability to accurately estimate effort and deliver high quality code
  • Works well with others, with good face-to-face communication skills
  • Has passion, motivation and can easily adapt to learn and apply new technologies
  • Commercially aware
  • Able to contribute to our technology strategy and grow our digital capability
  • Ability to collaborate with and proactively engage project managers

Please apply asap to be considered for this exciting project and we're looking forward to hearing from you.