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Harvard University Full-Stack Drupal Developer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60049BRAuto req ID:60049BRJob Code:I0757P Applications Professional III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Full-Stack Drupal DeveloperSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

+ + Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of 4 years of development experience in web and internet technologies, preferably in a large organization or in an agency setting.

  • Experience building and maintaining sites in Drupal 7/8/9.

  • Experience developing custom modules and themes for Drupal 9.

  • Strong knowledge of semantic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.Familiarity with modern front-end development tools such as Sass and Gulp.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to Drupal best practices and to web-accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0/2.1).

  • Motivation to remain current with existing and emerging web technologies.

  • Strong attention to detail, and analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple assigned tasks with excellent time- management, organization, and planning skills.

  • Ability to function as part of a team and to switch between a big-picture mindset and detailed project work.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to build win-win relationships with partners.

  • Active participation in the Drupal community (discussion on issues, patches, contributed modules).

  • Experience working on higher-education websites.

  • Broad technical-delivery experience and knowledge of agile development practices and toolsets, such as Jira.

  • Knowledge of Acquia platforms (Acquia Cloud and Site Factory).

  • Basic knowledge of use and administration of LAMP stacks.

Additional Information:This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done fully or primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.Department:IT-Web and Advanced Research PlatformsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Fulltime | Monday - FridayJob Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Position Description:

The Department of Information Technology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and creative Full-Stack Drupal Developer to work as part of the HMS IT Web and Advanced Research Platforms Team, delivering web solutions for the HMS research, education and administration communities. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of web support for HMS.

The Full-Stack Drupal Developer, reporting to the Web Development Manager (WDM), is responsible for consultation, requirements specifications, design, development, and maintenance of website projects, from small sites for research-focused labs and core facilities to the main HMS flagship website (, as well as in support of initiatives and grants. The position will work closely with the WDM, project team members, and our partners in the Office of Communications and External Relations (OCER) to gather and clarify business requirements, develop technical scope and documentation; design, write, test, and maintain Drupal modules and themes, and integrate Drupal with external APIs; participate in design and architecture reviews of new applications and major system enhancements; build upon and maintain a high-performance, scalable hosting platform. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong customer-service ethic and a positive can-do attitude among members of the HMS community on web-related activities.

Our small web team has had a positive impact in the short time it has existed, moving HMS from an environment in which decentralized and uncoordinated web support within individual groups was the norm, to providing a centralized resource quad-wide that has already overseen the launch of both an internal portal, MyHMS, serving faculty, staff and students, and the school’s Drupal 9-based flagship website as well as many smaller projects. Come to work at HMS because you want to support the school’s mission of scholarship, research, and education, because you want to work with a friendly, dedicated team who enjoy the positive impact they have had on HMS, and because you value a work/life balance.


  • Participate and engage in research, iterative design, and experimentation to build, develop and maintain websites on Drupal 9 and a variety of APIs.

  • Gather and communicate technical requirements both to and from customers. Build upon and maintain a high-performance, scalable platform hosting multiple external and internal websites.

  • Write back- and front-end custom Drupal code (modules, themes, libraries).

  • Generate design templates that demonstrate UI effects. Maintain an interface library of widgets and tools that can be reused and repurposed to streamline web development and delivery.

  • Participate in design and architecture reviews of new applications and major system enhancements.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (