IRC Senior Drupal Developer Jobs in Kenya

IRC Senior Drupal Developer Jobs in Kenya

Job Overview / Summary:

  • The Senior Drupal Developer works on all aspects of technical development, architecture, documentation and maintenance for the IRC’s external-facing global digital communications’ web properties. Working closely with cross-functional internal staff (External Relations, Operations, IT) and external consultants, he/she plans, designs and implements creative technical solutions that effectively address technical challenges and opportunities present in introducing and maintaining a global communications web platform (or platforms).

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Builds flexible web platforms to meet the needs of operating a global communications and marketing business on the web. This includes ensuring modern engineering best practices are adhered to.

  • Serves as a primary developer in implementing and maintaining existing Drupal systems and architecting new ones.

  • Works shoulder-to-shoulder with the in-house design/UX team to help realize the IRC brand online.

  • Helps manage technical work with other resources within the team and organization, as well as any external development partners or vendors.

  • Works with Website Product Manager and other Technical leads (IT, External Relations, external vendors) to set technical management best practices and produce documentation for our technical platforms.

  • Drives our marketing, fundraising and communications strategy forward by bringing innovative new technical approaches to the table.

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Director, Dev-Ops – Information Technology

    Position directly supervises:

  • Indirect Resources: Oversees and in some cases directly supervises the work of other internal or external developers.

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Works with IRC External Relations, Marketing and Operations managers and staff on digital marketing projects. Works closely with IT managers on application troubleshooting and performance-related issues.

  • Coordinates digital projects with manager-level stakeholders from USP, as needed.

  • External: Works with external web development partners and digital services agencies on a case-by-case basis

  • Impact of work: Supports the IRC’s ability to deliver
    high-quality external relations web output in support of its work and mission.

    Job Qualifications:


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer/Information Science or equivalent work experience

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree or higher in Software Engineering, plus any degree-level qualification in course related to the IRC’s core mission (i.e. public policy, internationals relations etc)

    Work Experience:


  • 5+ years of web development experience

  • 3+ years Drupal experience

  • Experience developing with both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8


  • Experience implementing, integrating and contributing to Open Source Software projects

  • Familiarity with large Drupal instances

  • Experience with multilingual and global websites for large international or federated organizations

  • E-Commerce and/or fundraising experience

  • Experience working with Pantheon and familiarity with build tools like CircleCI.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:


  • 3+ years professional Drupal experience

  • Experience with a relational database system, ideally MySQL

  • Client-side scripting with Javascript/JQuery

  • Expertise in cross-browser compatibility issues

  • Mobile development: responsive layouts & CSS media queries


  • Pattern-based, mobile-first design experience

  • Demonstrable experience of architecture moderately complex global systems.

  • Hands-on experience with the Drupal API, including module development and custom theming

  • Experience working with Web Services and APIs

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus

  • Has used version control to collaborate with other developers on large projects using Git or Subversion

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Senior Drupal Developer Jobs in Kenya

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