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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the driving force for advancing genomics research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking to hire a full-time, contract web developer. 

Position Description

NHGRI seeks a developer who is independently driven, detail oriented and well versed in Drupal web development. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator with experience gathering requirements from system owners and users, has excellent analytical, organizations and time management skills and a great team player with willingness to support additional roles or drive independent projects when needed.

The developer would work remotely until the NIH workforce returns to the physical workspace in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Position Description

    NHGRI seeks a developer who is independently driven, detail oriented and well versed in Drupal web development. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator with experience gathering requirements from system owners and users, has excellent analytical, organizations and time management skills and a great team player with willingness to support additional roles or drive independent projects when needed.

    The developer would work remotely until the NIH workforce returns to the physical workspace in Bethesda, Maryland.

Responsibilities

  • Develop/Maintain Drupal site on Acquia Cloud hosting and search services in order to ensure proper display of all content, including data visualizations and other content of a scientific and technical nature.
  • Ensure high-performance and availability, and manage all technical aspects of the CMS, includ-ing websites used for scientific research and data visualizations and resources.
  • Use modern PHP and MySQL/MariaDB development standards to develop custom applica-tions that communicate genomics and biomedical information to the public. 
  • Provide application integration to NIH enterprise systems and third-party services that handle scientific and technical information.
  • Collaborate with scientific and technical stakeholders to gather and refine requirements to meet business needs and define project scope; ensure that technical solutions are properly architected for communicating genomics and biomedical science. 
  • Maintain and update Drupal themes, modules, views, code and configuration to ensure proper display of all content, including data visualizations and other content of a scientific and technical nature.
  • Adhere to government information security and privacy regulations, ensuring compliance with standards.
  • Provide documentation as required and participate in code reviews, planning sessions, and rou-tine status meetings.
  • Investigate, trace and debug system issues; identify root causes and make required software changes to resolve problems.
  • Liaise with external scientific and technical teams when needed for troubleshooting, updates, etc.
  • Research new technologies, standards and systems to improve existing products and websites that communicate genomics and biomedical information to the public.
  • Design and Build pages in Microsoft SharePoint Online 
  • Responsibilities
    • Develop/Maintain Drupal site on Acquia Cloud hosting and search services in order to ensure proper display of all content, including data visualizations and other content of a scientific and technical nature.
    • Ensure high-performance and availability, and manage all technical aspects of the CMS, includ-ing websites used for scientific research and data visualizations and resources.
    • Use modern PHP and MySQL/MariaDB development standards to develop custom applica-tions that communicate genomics and biomedical information to the public. 
    • Provide application integration to NIH enterprise systems and third-party services that handle scientific and technical information.
    • Collaborate with scientific and technical stakeholders to gather and refine requirements to meet business needs and define project scope; ensure that technical solutions are properly architected for communicating genomics and biomedical science. 
    • Maintain and update Drupal themes, modules, views, code and configuration to ensure proper display of all content, including data visualizations and other content of a scientific and technical nature.
    • Adhere to government information security and privacy regulations, ensuring compliance with standards.
    • Provide documentation as required and participate in code reviews, planning sessions, and rou-tine status meetings.
    • Investigate, trace and debug system issues; identify root causes and make required software changes to resolve problems.
    • Liaise with external scientific and technical teams when needed for troubleshooting, updates, etc.
    • Research new technologies, standards and systems to improve existing products and websites that communicate genomics and biomedical information to the public.
    • Design and Build pages in Microsoft SharePoint Online 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of twelve (6) years of related experience.
  • Minimum of three to five (3 – 5) years of experience in Drupal 7/8 development and site building, including a deep understanding of Drupal core functionality like theming, views, content types, taxonomy, search and configuration.
  • Strong backend development skills in PHP, MySQL/MariaDB.
  • Experience with working on Microsoft SharePoint Online developing/extending web parts
  • Experience working with SharePoint Online Lists, Site Pages and search
  • Experience with Apache Solr, and building faceted search pages
  • Strong experience in front-end development (high fluency in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, responsive frameworks, Twig, React).
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into functional Drupal pages.
  • Experience with creating custom modules and components-based theme in Drupal 8.
  • Experience in creating Drupal 8/9 REST APIs/Webservices and consuming third party web services
  • Experience working with Drupal Core API’s (Forms, configurations, fields, entities)
  • Excellent ability to troubleshoot performance, security and functionality issues.
  • Experience with source code repository GIT.
  • Understanding of accessible design principles and Section 508 compliance.
  • Comfortable working with front-end and back-end debugging tools.
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline.
    • Minimum of twelve (6) years of related experience.
    • Minimum of three to five (3 – 5) years of experience in Drupal 7/8 development and site building, including a deep understanding of Drupal core functionality like theming, views, content types, taxonomy, search and configuration.
    • Strong backend development skills in PHP, MySQL/MariaDB.
    • Experience with working on Microsoft SharePoint Online developing/extending web parts
    • Experience working with SharePoint Online Lists, Site Pages and search
    • Experience with Apache Solr, and building faceted search pages
    • Strong experience in front-end development (high fluency in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, responsive frameworks, Twig, React).
    • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into functional Drupal pages.
    • Experience with creating custom modules and components-based theme in Drupal 8.
    • Experience in creating Drupal 8/9 REST APIs/Webservices and consuming third party web services
    • Experience working with Drupal Core API’s (Forms, configurations, fields, entities)
    • Excellent ability to troubleshoot performance, security and functionality issues.
    • Experience with source code repository GIT.
    • Understanding of accessible design principles and Section 508 compliance.
    • Comfortable working with front-end and back-end debugging tools.

How to Apply

To apply for this job, please send your resume to Sarah Bates, NHGRI’s chief of communications, at sarah.bates@nih.gov.

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this job, please send your resume to Sarah Bates, NHGRI’s chief of communications, at sarah.bates@nih.gov.

    Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021.

Last updated: April 8, 2021