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Web Application Developer - Drupal

at Talis (Birmingham, UK) Freelance Monday, July 19th, 2010

Job Description:

Drupal Developer – Contract

Talis is a dynamic, innovative, established technology and software provider. We are a constantly evolving company and are heavily involved within the Linked Data and Semantic Web arenas. As a company we are inspired by the difference the web can make to people’s lives and this is reflected in everything we do. In short – we want to change the world by sharing data.

We’re building a set of web-based tools to bring together data publishers and consumers, in an environment that allows the discovery and remixing of semantic datasets.

We are currently looking for a web developer with strong Drupal skills to work on these new products, on a short term contract basis.

Working in a small team of 5, main duties and responsibilities will include:

• Designing and developing consumer-facing web applications using PHP and Drupal as a framework

• Introducing best-practices for developing, testing and deploying web applications

• Participating fully in design and architectural discussions

• Writing tested, maintainable code in PHP

Skills and Experience


• Object Oriented programming in PHP 5

• HTML, Javascript (including libraries like jQuery, Prototype), Ajax, CSS

• Unit testing and functional testing

• Drupal module design

• Experience with drush, CCK, views, services

• Design of high-volume web applications

• Knowledge of caching techniques and systems (memcache, varnish, squid)


• RDF, SPARQL, Linked Data

• Api design and usage tracking

• Experience of billing systems

• Knowledge of Drupal 7, ctools, features

• Agile project techniques (Scrum, XP)

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