The Position

Motionstrand is seeking an experienced Backend Developer with a passion for designing system solutions and building complex web applications. The ideal candidate has a solid development background and significant experience with Drupal 7 & 8 among other open source frameworks.

As a web developer with a focus on backend development, you will spend the majority of your time in the planning, development, QA, and deployment phases of projects. As a member of the Motionstrand team, you’ll work with designers, developers, and project managers to develop solutions for both existing and future clients using modern tools and technologies.


  • Accurately quote and complete development tasks while adhering closely to development plans, standards, and timelines
  • Apply extensible programing techniques and anticipate changes to application specifications, functionality, and future requirements
  • Drupal 7 & 8 module research, installation, and updates
  • Build custom modules for Drupal 7 & 8
  • Build content types, template files, views, etc... for content display within open source CMS frameworks.
  • Perform regular maintenance & updates on existing web applications
  • Solve complicated problems with efficient solutions through coding
  • Assist with creation of functional specification documents for technical projects
  • Frontend development as needed


  • Minimum of 5 years web application development experience
  • Ability to efficiently work with and design application program interfaces (API) and various web services
  • Strong understanding of responsive web design and cross browser support
  • Expert level skills in HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, XML, JSON, SOAP, Python, and JavaScript
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern client-side JavaScript frameworks, such as AngularJS
  • Proficient with GIT version control system
  • Experience with open source CMS platforms including Drupal and WordPress. Code contributions to open source communities are a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solid ability to collaborate within team environments as well as working and performing independently
  • Solid ability to work under pressure with a capacity for flexibility when the extra time is needed
  • Ability to work efficiently within Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Sketch
  • Code examples for review



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