Rock Creek Strategic Marketing: Senior Web Software Developer

Posted by | February 8, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Washington DC


Highly prestigious government client – on-site position within client
New Media Group; full-time Rock Creek employee with benefits.
Provide ongoing
development and integration tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven,
high-pressure, and high-visibility environment. Provide new tools for content delivery and citizen
engagement to implement the client’s mission and will work directly with
the client to gather information and requirements and to enhance their
Specific duties include:
  • Develop and maintain modules within a multi-tier Drupal architecture
  • Serve as a backup systems administrator when called upon
  • Build applications and modules per user defined and documented requirements
  • Test and thoroughly quality control all source code individually and through peer code reviews
  • Collaborate with other software developers and front-end developers to rapidly respond to customer needs
  • Adhere to strict internal controls for security, development and deployment processes
  • Provide usability and interface guidance to the creative team
    during the design phase as needed to ensure an optimal web user
  • Maintain existing CMS sites and ensure cross-browser compatibility and functionality of custom Drupal modules
  • Identify opportunities to employ cutting-edge technologies &
    programming techniques to improve overall software functionality

Skills include:
  • Expert in PHP5 (w/OOP) in a LAMP development environment
  • Some systems administration ability in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Understanding and experience with SaaS and cloud-based development environments
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex SQL queries and strong
  • Expert understanding SQL queries optimization, including proper table indexing
  • Understanding of Drupal Memcache and Akamai CDN a plus
  • Knowledge of versioning systems like CVS, SVN and Git
  • XHTML & CSS skills with full understanding of web standards (experience with HTML5 and CSS 3)
  • Strong skills using AJAX, YUI, jQuery and other Javascript for rich Web 2.0 interfaces
  • Experience using common API’s and web services (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon) to extend website functionality
  • Understanding of CMS best practices (preferably experience with Drupal)
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Basic understanding of Section 508 compliance

Additional requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • At least 3 years professional web development experience
  • Some experience with C, C++, Java is a plus
  • Strong desire to learn and grow in a challenging and dynamic technical environment
  • Experience using both PC and Mac computer platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, namely Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and be able to prioritize appropriately
  • Can work with frequent tight deadlines
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain U.S. Government security clearance.

To apply: Please send resume to

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