Drupal Developer (Front End/Themer) job

company building Coreonyx location Herndon, VA





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Job Description

COREONYX is seeking a full-time Front-end Developer (Themer) to join a multi-disciplined modernizing the digital experience for vera large .gov website. We are looking for someone who writes organized, well-documented code, strives to follow coding standards and implement best practices, and who succeeds when working collaboratively on a team with content strategists, designers, developers, project managers, project owners and clients. We expect all candidates to have experience with Drupal, Sass/CSS, HTML, and modern JavaScript, and be comfortable building strategic front-end architecture for large websites.

The successful candidate will have strong technical skills and creativity combined with the ability to consider the content consumers point of view. They will possess excellent communication habits and work well with other team members and clients.

Hybrid on-site at our Herndon, VA office or 100% remote-work.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Writing and debugging front-end code for Drupal (including but not limited to):
    • HTML, CSS, Sass, Twig, JavaScript
    • Theme template files, preprocess functions, theme hooks
  • Drupal site-building tasks (including but not limited to):
    • Enabling and configuring modules
    • Settings, configurations, views, menus, view modes
  • Writing and debugging front-end code with JavaScript (including but not limited to):
    • Vanilla JavaScript, JQuery, Drupal Behaviors
  • Working with local development environments and command line tools
  • Attending scheduled meetings with the project team to provide updates
  • Collaborating, planning, and completing development tasks
  • Peer reviewing co-worker and client code changes
  • Providing insight to improve front-end expertise of co-workers, contractors, and clients
  • Documenting and evaluating requests from clients
  • Setting priorities, expectations, and communicating with clients around project needs and task progress

We're Looking For:

  • Understanding of Drupal module ecosystem, including experience with Drupal 8 and 9
  • Understanding of Package managers like Composer and npm
  • Proficiency in core technologies for front-end development (CSS, Sass, HTML, and JavaScript)
  • Recent experience for all aspects of Drupal theming including UI familiarity, configuration, and basic site administration, creation/manipulation of template files, preprocessing, and writing/overriding theme functions
  • Comfortable working with jQuery and other more modern JavaScript libraries for front-end development like React, Vue.js and/or Node
  • Experience with pull request and peer review workflows, including use of Git or other revision control tool for version control in a group setting
  • Knowledge and adherence to Drupal coding and security standards
  • Familiarity with terminal development tools like Drush
  • Familiarity working within an agile workflow and project ticketing systems such as Jira or Trello
  • Debugging experience in IE11+, mobile Safari, and more modern browsers
  • Strong written and verbal professional communication skills
  • Positive and encouraging attitude toward assigned work and co-workers
  • Has a professional, collaborative, and proactive approach to people and problems
  • Team player with proven ability to work well under pressure and within deadlines
  • Self-directed: able to work independently and within a virtual team, and consistently manage your own time and tasks

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with React, Vue, Node.js, etc.
  • Experience creating and managing front-end build processes
  • Hands on experience with projects that implemented responsive design
  • Knowledge of Docker-based local development environments
  • Ability to identify and resolve front-end related performance problems
  • Experience making front-end builds with npm/yarn
  • Familiarity with accessibility best-practices
  • Experience identifying and resolving accessibility related issues
  • Familiarity with developer tools available in modern browsers
  • Familiarity with managed hosting services and deployment tools
  • Been an active member of an open-source web community
  • Hands-on experience with projects that implemented design systems, like Pattern Lab

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen – Veterans encouraged to apply
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years or a minimum of 5 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Must have at least 1 year of Drupal 8/9 experience
  • Two or more years enterprise-level front-end development experience or equivalent relevant experience required. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is useful
  • Able to travel 2-3 times per year in the United States for client on-sites and company events
green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Sat Nov 19 2022 and expires on Mon Dec 19 2022.
Minimum $71K/yr
$101K/yr Average
Maximum $120K/yr


  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
  • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.
  • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
  • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
  • Renew domain name registrations.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.
  • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
  • Develop Web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.
  • Develop and document style guidelines for Web site content.
  • Identify or maintain links to and from other Web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.
  • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
  • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
  • Register Web sites with search engines to increase Web site traffic.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
  • Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Create searchable indices for Web page content.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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