PHP/Drupal developer

Fat Beehive Published: January 27, 2018
Shoreditch, London, United States
Job Type
Direct Apply


The role

Fat Beehive is seeking an experienced, flexible and versatile PHP/Drupal Developer to join our growing team: a natural problem solver who wants to make a difference every time they step into the office, not just on Red Nose Day. This is a mid to senior-level position.

You should be an all-round coder and be able to jump in with object-oriented PHP. You’ll already have several Drupal 8 projects under your belt. Alternatively, you’ll have a strong Drupal 7 portfolio combined with experience with Symfony, and have done many RESTful API integrations, usually with the help of Guzzle. You’re comfortable using the command line and work together with the team to increase automation and optimise workflow.

Key duties & responsibilities

Technical planning, 10%
Be curious about and keep up to date with the progress of PHP and other web technologies.
Work with our Technical Lead to define and propose the best technical approach for each project.
Plan your tasks in a Kanban Agile style that meets the agreed budget and timings.

Drupal development, 80%
Collaborate with designers/frontend developers to deliver entire sites and web apps.
Code in PHP, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery.
Write clean, efficient and readable code.
Be expert in Drupal development (all new sites are in Drupal 8).
Be familiar with object oriented concepts used in PHP frameworks (such as Symfony, Zend, etc), database abstraction layers etc.
Understand how to write efficient MySQL queries without the support of frameworks or CMSs.
Have used version control software such as Mercurial or Git.
Have experience with Linux/Unix command line environment.
Have extensively integrated with third party APIs such as Salesforce or CiviCRM.
Be passionate about coding quality and meeting standards.
Be able to communicate technical aspects to non-technical people.
Be considerate of time and budget allocations (so we can pay the bills!)

Other, 10%
Accurately track time spent and ensure efficient production.
Represent Fat Beehive and network at industry events to further our profile and attract the best talent and business.


Create: Build websites and apps, mostly on Drupal 8.
Scope: gather requirements, come up with creative technical solutions, write technical specifications.
Pitch: help our client partners develop proposals/costs.
Contribute: further our coding standards, technical strategy and R&D, contribute back to to the Drupal community, mentor others on the team.

It would be an advantage to also:

Develop on WordPress.
Have an understanding of Linux / AWS server management. Exposure to Ansible.

Relevant computer science degree or more.

What we offer
£30-45K salary depending on skills and experience.

Other benefits include a training budget, pension scheme, drinks on Fridays, and a weekly chair massage (from a qualified masseuse) to prevent RSI.

95% of our clients are charity and not-for-profit organisations. We actively seek to work with this type of client and this means you’ll get to work with some very nice people indeed.

About Fat Beehive

We are a small team who work in a relaxed, informal office in the heart of Shoreditch. There is often cake. There is often music playing. We don’t have a ping pong table, table football or an office dog (and we have no plans to get one). We tolerate beards, but only because Danny has one. We hire and work with people who are focused on the charity and not-for-profit sector, who love and follow the web’s developments but who stop at the weekend to do something totally different.

To apply
Forward your CV and a cover letter to

We already work with selected recruiters, so ask that other recruiters don’t contact us.

BUDGET: £30-45k

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