Drupal Developer for Xequals, Australia


Organization : Xequals
Location : Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Experience : N/A
Job type : Full-time, Telecommute/Remote, Freelance
Salary : $50,000 - $100,000 NZD


Xequals is looking for a PHP developer with Drupal experience required for 3 months with possible extension to full time.

This can be in Melbourne, Australia or New Zealand. Xequals is a business that highly values flexible working and independent thinking. Helping customers become more productive by building tools in the "Drupal way" is part of the company culture, and they're looking for someone who thinks similarly.

Here's where you come in:

You are an experienced developer, problem solver and all-around good person who would like to work with Xequals on a full-time or part-time basis. You can be an employee or independent contractor. Xequals  is open to a mutually agreeable arrangement.

You are your own person, and want to make a positive impact on the world in some way.

You are the one (or maybe two) if:

  • You have a good understanding of Drupal 7, and/or Drupal 8.
  • You have a broad range of languages and systems under your belt, such as Drupal, SASS, JSON, SQL, PHP, Angular/JS, NodeJS, Python, Django, C++ and REST.
  • You have the flexibility and agility to iterate or change direction based on external feedback.
  • You work well in a collaborative team environment but can also work independently.
  • You are a lifelong learner, continuously seeking to improve your craft.
  • You understand when to pick an existing Drupal module vs when to roll your own.

You get bonus points if:

  • You live in Melbourne Australia, or Wellington New Zealand.
  • You enjoy playing Katamari Damacy.
  • You are great at working with Django and Javascript.
  • You have other non-web-based artistic or tech hobbyist talents.
  • Other people can understand your code just by reading the comments.
  • You understand how to build a decoupled Drupal 8/9 site.

Major five-star super bonus points if:

  • You are the rare developer who knows both the science and the art of web and app development.
  • You are a master of puns.
  • Your portfolio site, is a Drupal site.
  • You have experience with game and app development

More about how  we at Xequals work:

Most of the team works in Wellington NZ, in a central, cosy office environment in a space full of plants and good-times.  Sometimes we work from home, and we currently have one of the company founders working in Melbourne Australia.

We like to use "the best tool for the job" and these are a few of the things we use now:

  • We communicate with, Google Hangouts, email, phone and sometimes even the face to face.
  • We use Git for version control.
  • We host most of our sites with Pantheon and Acquia.
  • We use toggl and trello for time and project tracking.

We meet each other in person to work on big tasks or get started on large projects. (We like each other, so this part is fun). We will do that with you too to get everyone up to speed quickly.

We support our team in their professional development and love to attend conferences and events.

How to apply

Please email us at x@xequals.co.nz, and include your CV and any examples of relevant work. Please also note where you found this ad.


Xequals is a small but highly efficient development agency based in Wellington NZ, and with a new office opening soon in Melbourne Australia.  Xequals works with a large range of clients, particularly from the Charity/not-for-profit, Environmental, or Education sectors. Xequals thrives on complex data challenges, and open source, and as such, Drupal is their tool of choice for most jobs. The company places a lot of weight on individual freedoms, the health and mental health of the team, and creating an environment that allows the team to be themselves, while getting things done! Xequals uses...