Drupal Developer Job at Actalent

Herndon, VA, United States
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Organization : Actalent
Location :
Herndon, VA, United States
Experience : 8 Years
Job type : Contract
Posted on : June 13, 2024


The qualified applicant will be working with the MedDRA MSSO (Maintenance and Support Services Organization), which is a 24-year program that maintains a medical terminology used globally by health authorities and the biopharmaceutical industry.

MedDRA (Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities) is a medical terminology used to classify adverse event information associated with the use of biopharmaceuticals and other medical products (e.g., medical devices and vaccines). The MSSO serves as the repository, maintainer, and distributor of MedDRA as well as the source for the most up-to-date information regarding MedDRA.

This position requires working with key stakeholders to administer and develop components for the MedDRA website. Other software project may also present themselves.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Learn and understand the MSSO’s business process as they relate to the MedDRA website, specifically MedDRA training, events, and the subscription process. 
  • Meet with website stake holders to determine their needs, schedule and recommendations for web site development and site administration.
  • Works with our system administrator and other developers to effectively host web sites for customers that are designed and developed in Creative Services.
  • Design, develops, tests, modifies, documents, installs, and maintains Drupal modules and web application on the MedDRA website. 
  • Customize and extend existing Drupal modules and themes along with developing and implementing new modules and theme. 
  • Develop and maintain applications using Drupal 8 backend development.
  • Develop new or customize existing themes: knowledge of existing themes, HTML, CSS, JavaScript frameworks/jQuery.
  • Able to troubleshoot on module patch fixes on customization and upgrades.
  • Provide & implement a proper testing mechanism for Drupal websites.
  • Performs testing of the MedDRA website, related software applications, software tools and hardware related to the Drupal-based environment to validate applicability and value for customers and for Creative Services.
  • Other software projects may be assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in software development or a total 8 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of the degree 
  • A minimum of 1-3+ years of experience working in major aspects of Drupal web application development and web architecture.
  • Web development work experience with custom Drupal development, and Drupal Web Content Management System (WCMS) implementation.
  • Proficiency in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed (open sourced) modules and the core API, CCK, Views.
  • Proficiency in creating and configure views for building content list pages, blocks and feeds.
  • Ability to create and use taxonomy vocabularies and terms for classification and organization of content.
  • Proficiency in configuring block types, manage blocks library and configure block layouts. Along with building main and sub-menu navigation systems by using menus.
  • Proficiency in translating requirements/specifications into web apps using full Drupal approach and using headless approach as well (if required).
  • Proficiency in creating and configure content types with appropriate fields and field settings for building data structures.
  • Proficiency in MSSQL, MySQL and other relational databases.
  • Proficiency in building RESTful web applications using core web services capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Angular or C#
  • Proficiency in the developing, maintenance and administration of Drupal modules and sites.
  • Familiarity with Drupal multi-site installation configurations and best practices.
  • Competency in Hand-coding HTML and table-less CSS.
  • Proficiency using templates to theme components.
  • Proficiency in writing template pre-process functions for overriding custom output
  • Ability to utilize hook menu, hook form alter, hook query alter, hook install, add CSS, Drupal add JavaScript etc.
  • Ability to debug Drupal, using devel, drush, firebug, and the various log files (watchdog, Apache, PHP, MySQL etc.).



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