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Drupal is a content management framework written in PHP that provides the back-end framework for at least 2.3% of all web sites worldwide – ranging from large media publication sites to personal blogs and government sites.

Why consider a career as a Drupal Developer?
If you’re a quick problem solver that is dedicated to producing well-documented and clean code; a career in Drupal powers much of the best on the internet. You’ll be working across a range of projects to form efficient and highly optimised web applications - sometimes to tight deadlines. 

What a Drupal Developer career or job may entail…
You may operate alongside other Developers, Designers, UXers and account teams to co-work across a wide range of sites and apps. As core duties, you'll cover Drupal 7 and 8 module development, theming, installation and configuration.

You may work on web and app projects. You'll have strong Drupal architecture/API experience, Drupal 7 or 8 module development, configuration and theming. 
Typical role titles include
PHP Drupal Developer
Front-end Drupal Developer
Back-end Drupal Developer
Full Stack Drupal Developer
Junior Drupal Developer
Drupal Web Developer

Career progression example
Senior Drupal Developer
Lead PHP Drupal Developer
Head of Drupal Development
Lead Web Developer

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior / graduate Drupal Developer professionals on average will be earning between £20-£28k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £28k - £40k and seniors would be looking to earn £40k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
We’d normally expect to see a number of the following skills:

PHP | MySQL | Drupal 7, 8 | HTML5 | CSS3 | JavaScript / JQuery | Drush | PHP MVC e.g Symfony | GIT | Photoshop | Varnish/APC/Memcache | Gulp/Grunt | Twig templating.

What qualifications does it take?
The most common Drupal qualification we see is the Acquia certifications. There are no educational entry requirements to a role working with Drupal, although a Computer Science or equivalent degree is always looked upon favourably.


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  • 17th Apr

    JavaScript Developer

    — Real-Time Information Display

    Up to £450 p/day
    1-3 Month Initial Contract. SPA UI Development, Real-Time Information Display. JavaScript, Redux or Vuex, WebSockets.An innovative, Gloucester-based organisation is looking for a JavaScript Developer to join an interesting project, for a potentially long-term contract.What you'll be doing You will be working on the UI for a real-time information display, implementing 2-way WebSockets to communicate with an existing backend. What experience you'll need to apply You will be an expert in JavaScript. You will have experience with state frameworks such as Redux or Vuex. You will ideally have developed user interfaces that display real-time information.What you'll get in return for your talentsThe client is offering a day rate of up to £450 p/day and a possibility of a contract extension - all quotes from exceptional candidates will be considered. The role will be based in Gloucester.What's next?If you are interested, please apply via this advert and I will call you back.
  • 17th Apr

    PHP Developer

    — Amazing Charity

    Up to £350 p/day
    3 Week Contract. PHP 7 Development - Laravel. Fantastic Charity - London.A fantastic charity based near Old Street is looking for a PHP Developer to join an interesting project, for a high profile, short-term contract.What you'll be doing You will be working on a backend PHP project, to support a marketing/political campaign for a high profile UK charity.What experience you'll need to apply You will be an expert in PHP. You will have experience with frameworks such as Laravel. You will ideally have a good understanding of MySQL.What you'll get in return for your talentsThe client is offering a day rate of up to £350 p/day - all quotes from exceptional candidates will be considered. The role will be based near Old Street, London.What's next?If you are interested, please apply via this advert and I will call you back.
  • 15th Apr

    Python Developer X2

    — Great tech leaders, flexible working

    Fast-growing tech start-up with a great team in place. Exciting tech stack with Python/Django, Vue.js and AWS. Opportunities for future progression.An exciting SaaS start-up business is looking to grow their team with a couple of mid-weight and senior developers, experienced with Python & Django. The company are in the beginning phase of their growth plans so it’s an amazing time to join this expanding outfit. They are based in Central Bristol with excellent links to public transport. This role is perfect for someone ambitious who is looking to help this exciting start-up launch itself through their next stages.What experience you’ll need You will need a strong amount of experience with Python, ideally with Django. Further experience of open source technologies like Postgres and RabbitMQ would be beneficial AND Vue.js will be beneficial. Elasticsearch would also be a bonus. Any experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript (particularly Vue) would go a long way in the role. Any AWS experience would be nice. Experience of internal testing/deployment and monitoring tools and processes. You’ll need experience of contributing to product planning and solving architectural challenges. You will ideally have worked in an agile environment. Ability to pick up new tech and be flexible with what you work with.What you’ll be doingYou will be working alongside the close-knit development team (of 4) on site to deliver high quality and scalable web applications. You’ll be working within a multi-disciplined agile team, mentoring other team members (if you are at that level) providing code reviews and improving the internal testing and deployment process. If you are a Senior developer you will maintain the existing cloud infrastructure which is hosted on AWS and also look at bringing new services as of when they are needed. Half the time you will be coding in Python, so it’s important that’s something you enjoy, the rest of the time you’ll be tinkering with JavaScript/front-end work using some libraries (vue) along the way. As the team and company grow you must accept responsibility for clean code and scaling up in the best way possible for future hires to build on.What you’ll get in return for your talentsThis is a really exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and flexible business. The company have been going from strength to strength with continued success and growth along the way. There’s a generous salary on offer (£30-£40K for mid-weight and £45k-£55k for a senior), stock options (own part of the company as an early team member), 25 days holiday, Flexible working environment in one of the nicest office spaces in Bristol, you will get to choose your kit (Max, Linux or PC laptop) and a big impact on the future work, it’s quite the opposite of being a small cog in a big wheel, you’ll be an important driver, but you will have the support from some brilliant people along the way.What’s next?Like the sound of this one? Send in your CV to Callum or feel free to get in touch on 0117 926 9530 or [email protected]
  • 12th Apr

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — Exciting Technology Brand

    Up to £450 a day
    Exciting technology products - fantastic brand.  Potentially long term, stable contract (12 months+). Competitive Daily Rate.A world leading technology brand is looking for an experienced Embedded Software Engineer that will work on a mixture of their innovative products. This role would suit an engineer that is looking to work at the cutting edge of inventive engineering. You will form part of a cross functional SCRUM team taking up a product lead approach in an Agile environment. What you'll be doingProgramming Real-time embedded software for truly 21st century devices using JIRA run Confluence within a cross functional team. You will be working on up to 5 products at any one time, this may increase as new products are released. You may also be required to focus on one product for a prolonged period of time if the project requires.   What experience you'll need to apply for this role Embedded C Programming expert.  Extensive real - time embedded development. Varied background in hardware.  Ability to be adaptable / react quickly to change.    Compilers, abstraction layers, sensors, LCD displays.  What you'll get in return for your experienceA competitive daily rate of up to £450 p/day is available - extensions to the initial 6-month contract are highly probable.What's next?Please apply to with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 10th Apr

    Front-End Engineers

    — Flexible working, modern tech

    £35K - £55K
    Global business with an exciting new progressive digital hub. Angular, Typescript and a chance to huge range of tech across wide tech stacks. High-level creative solutions for global organisations and household names.An internationally renowned digital technology giant has landed in Bristol and is looking for a number of Front-End Engineers to join their outstanding team. With plans to grow to 200 in the next 2 years, this opportunity will offer excellent scope for progression and a great chance to pick up a range of modern and emerging technology. What skills you’ll need Excellent portfolio of front-end development examples/links to well-designed sites and applications. Have a clear understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES6 and the JavaScript Event Loop. Skills with Angular(v4-6), Typescript. Understanding RESTful web services and design patterns. Know when to use float, inline-block, flex or CSS grid. Know how to git. Have a good understanding of visual and user centred design. Are proactive and believe team effort is everything. Admire new thinking and ground-breaking ideas.What you’ll be doingJoining a team with scope for rapid growth, you’ll take responsibility for the build and delivery of a pioneering project to digitalise a major solution used by millions across the country. You will be working in cross functional teams together with strategists, UI designers, visual designers, full-stack and back-end developers translating great concept & design into code to create quick-loading and accessible UX.  They will be looking for you to show good practice development and coding standards to your work, take part in planning sessions, retrospectives and reviews and support junior developers when required.  This is a fantastic chance to work on a multitude of progressive digital projects for a business with significant backing and resources where you can feel empowered and valued whilst moving your career forward.What you’ll get in return for your talentsAn incredible opportunity to work for a Times Top 50 Employer offering a competitive salary with outstanding long term progression, training and development, access to courses and conferences alongside a formidable benefits package.  You can expect a competitive salary (across £35-55K), 25 days hols, bonus, healthy pension and a flexible bens scheme tailored to your preferences!  This is a fantastic chance to be a key part of a growing technology team in stunning new offices designed to hold regular tech meetups, show and tells and drive innovation through their work.What’s next?To hear more about this great opportunity, send your CV to Joe or give us a call to find out more.
  • 10th Apr

    Front-End Developer (React/Redux)

    — brand-new digital platform

    £40K - £55K
    Relaxed studio atmosphere with flexi-time & encouraged remote working options. Immersed in the industry with several hosted meet-ups (Women in Tech, Java SW, Progressive technology stack (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Sass, ES6)One of the UKs most established financial services company is looking for a Front-End Developer to join their digital studio in Central Bristol. The business operates across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America, serving almost 19 million customers Worldwide. The Bristol technical team is c70 strong and you’ll be joining a relaxed but collaborative environment where remote working is encouraged.What skills you’ll need Proven experience in Front-End Development, preferably with micro-services & single page applications (SPAs). Experience with JavaScript and React/Redux as a framework. A working knowledge of Webpack is highly desirable. Exposure to a range of code, build & deployment tools (Git, TeamCity, Ant, Stash, JIRA etc.)  An understanding of Agile development principles. Understanding of UX design principles as well as accessibility & usability standards would be a bonus. Any knowledge of AWS Lambda or unit testing with Enzyme would be highly beneficial. What you’ll be doingWorking in a 100 strong digital studio, you'll be working on a brand new digital banking platform for commercial and private banking customers. You’ll be providing expert front-end development and UI design across the businesses digital solutions, building single page applications using React/Redux and receiving JSON data from the REST APIs and presenting them to React. The scrum teams vary in size depending on the project at hand, but the typical team is made up of 2-4 front-end developers and the same on the back-end. You will be expected to contribute to existing projects, building new features, improving code quality, ensuring that digital project delivery is kept in mind. Though there is variety, a lot of the projects are centred around client product development and legacy system migrations so there is plenty to get involved with!What you’ll get in return for your experienceOn top of a generous salary (£40K - £55K), the business is trying to build a relaxed but collaborative culture with casual attire around the office. You also get a 25% allowance on your salary which can either be taken as cash or to tailor your benefits package to suit your own personal needs. They really immerse themselves in the tech industry, hosting a number of meet-ups including Java SW, Women in Tech and, as well as their own code club where people can come in to demo things that they’re building. There’s team nights out, wellness days, games and of course, the all-important fully stocked beer/wine fridge! There are endless opportunities for progression and personal development and this is a very exciting time to be joining them. What next?This is a really exciting opportunity so if you’d like to hear more, email your CV to Ellen (01179 269 530) now! 
  • 9th Apr

    JavaScript Developers

    — Rapid business growth & career progression

    £30K - £50K
    Variety of web, mobile & data science application projects centred on IIoT.  High-growth period with scope to get from 35 to 100 in the next 2 years.  International customer base working with a diverse range of household names. A well-reputed predictive analytics & application consulting provider is going through a rapid period of growth and are looking for JavaScript Developers to join their team. Born in America, the Bristol office is now at 35 (developers, testers, data scientists/engineers) with scope to get to 50 in 2019, and 100 in the next 2 years. They work in a highly Agile environment, working with an incredibly diverse & global customer base spread across the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Spain & Monaco. The business are constantly looking to integrate new & emerging technologies into the business, a lot of their techies are customer facing as well.  What skills you'll need Demonstrable application/web development experience with HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript, with a flair for UI & usability.  Significant awareness of at least one modern JavaScript library (React, Angular, Vue, TypeScript etc.) Extensive knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies and ability to work in a highly Agile environment.  Any mobile development (iOS, Android Native) would be highly beneficial due to the project base.  Exposure to SQL & database management is a nice-to-have though not essential.  Any understanding of Machine Learning, Data Science or IoT would be advantageous but not essential.What you'll be doing Joining a team of c15 developers/testers, you will work with a global customer base developing end-to-end solutions from UX/UI & API implementation through to developing the server-side components. It’s a highly Agile environment so you’ll be involved in regular sprints, as well as liaising with the QA team to ensure application functionality is robust at all times. The role itself will be split into 80% web engineering and 20% mobile development, so you will need to be adaptable to different tech and offer openness to integrating new & emerging tech/tools into the wider stack. You will need to grasp technical details quickly, familiarising yourself with the design & architecture of any given project so you can adjust your approach to best support the customer’s requirements What you'll get in return for your experience The company offer a very relaxed & casual environment, offering flexible working hours (core day is 10am – 4pm) and plenty of scope for training & progression. As the business expands there will be scope to move into more of a Directorate position depending on which way you see your career going, and they encourage their employees to go on a range of training courses & tech conferences. They’re offering a generous salary (c£60K), health pension scheme and free food in the office. It really does have the culture of a start-up but with the backing of a large international business!  What next? This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an amazing company, so if you're interested, send your CV to Joe ASAP or give us a call to find out more.
  • 9th Apr

    Ionic Developer

    — High profile project

    Up to £550 p/day
    6 Month initial contract. Ionic Developer - high-profile project. Bristol & occasional travel to client site.An exciting opportunity to join a fantastic company as a specialist Ionic Developer on a high-profile, interesting project that will add value to any CV.What you'll be doingYou will be developing a mobile app using Ionic, that will be used by millions of people in the UK.You will be based out brand new, state of the art offices in Bristol, with occasional travel to the client's site.What experience you'll need to apply You will be an expert in Ionic with a strong background in mobile. You will have significant JavaScript Development experience - ideally with React or Angular with Node. You will be a Lead Developer - capable of taking control of a project and leading junior devs.What you'll get in return for your talentsThe client is offering a day rate of up to £550 p/day, all quotes from exceptional candidates will be considered. The location is Bristol with some UK based site visits.What's next?If you are interested, please apply via this advert and I will call you back.
  • 8th Apr

    Senior PHP Developer

    — Latest Tech, Central Bristol.

    Join an established business who plan to double in size over the next two years. Brand new offices in central Bristol. Work with some of the latest web technologies.A leading platform provider based in central Bristol are looking to strengthen their in-house development team by bringing on two Senior Developers to join their expanding business. They’ve grown massively since their launch over 10 years ago and are looking for people who can come in bring ideas and innovation with them, this represents a great opportunity for anyone who wants to play a key role in how the companies’ industry leading platform moves forward in the coming years.What skills you’ll need Experience with building scalable web applications Significant PHP and JavaScript development experience Excellent data skills Good awareness of secure coding practices Experience of Agile delivery, and Scrum in particularWhat you’ll be doingAs a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining their industry-leading technology platform. You’ll be expected to adopt a leadership position within the team, helping to shape the future direction of the platform and guiding and mentoring more junior colleagues.  The company are strong advocates of working with some of the latest in web technologies and if you don’t already have experience with React.js, PHP 7.2 , Laravel , Docker , AWS, Node Elastic Search or TensorFlow they are more than happy teach and support you in these areas.What you’ll get in return for your effortsYou’ll receive a competitive salary of up to £50,000 plus benefits such as flexible working options, private healthcare, free gym, regular socials all in a brand new office in central Bristol.What’s next?If this sounds like your next role, send your CV to Myles or contact on 0117 926 9530.
  • 5th Apr

    Front End Developer

    — Web & Mobile Development

    Work with latest Javascript libraries. Gain exposure to the full development Lifecyle. Flexi working options.One of Bristol’s leading software houses widely regarded as one of the best in business have an exciting opportunity for a Front End Developer to join them at their offices in Central Bristol. They produce industry leading IoT Machine Learning software used by blue-chip clients all over the world across a number of industries to help solve challenging real world problems.What Skills you’ll be needing Fluency with CSS/HTML and Javascript – any experience with React or Angular would be beneficial but not essential Demonstrable problem-solving abilities Ability to pick up additional technologies quickly Experience working within an agile environment An interest in mobile developmentWhat you’ll be doingAs a Front End Developer, you’d be joining a talented team of Engineers, Developers and Data Scientists working together to produce cutting edge software. You’ll be developing both web (80%) and mobile (20%) utilizing technologies such as React, Angular, Native IOS and Android whilst gaining exposure to the full solution from UX/UI through to implementing API’s and developing back end components.What you’ll be get in return for your talentsA competitive salary of up to £35,000 with a friendly working environment with flexible hours, regular social events, great coffee and snacks, free parking, ride to work scheme, bike racks, childcare vouchers, shower facilities and you will be supplied with a Macbook. They are looking to double in size over the next two years and anyone joining now has a fantastic opportunity to progress their career in a successful growing organization.What’s next?To hear more about this great opportunity, send your CV to Myles or give us a call on 0117 925 9530 to find out more.

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  • SCISYS are a leading an international software and solutions company.
  • Enjoying a period of high growth SCISYS were looking to expand their technology team at pace and required an agency that would not only find the right talent, but also support the development of their employer brand. 
  • To achieve this, we introduced SCISYS to our tech community partners, helping them to raise their profile in the developer community, placing them solidly on the map as an employer of choice for developers and wider technology people. 
  • Through our consultative approach, we provided market guidance and knowledge, along with a comprehensive resourcing campaign that resulted in the successful hire of several hard to fill vacancies, from Developers to Solution Architects. 

“ADLIB have been a huge help throughout a very busy year of growth here at SCISYS. Not only have they supported with live requirements, they have also provided valuable market information throughout the year which has in turn supported with our hiring decisions and future growth plans. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout 2019.”

Mollie Hatton, Recruitment Manager, at SCISYS 

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Expanding their team of Developers at pace

  • Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment. 
  • As a fast growing business, Immersive Labs needed to work with a recruiter that was able to get to the heart of their culture to deliver hard to find technology expertise. Step forward ADLIB's technology recruitment team. Through our in-depth knowledge of the local candidate market skilled in JavaScript libraries such as React and Ruby on Rails and our ability to find the right personality match, we quickly identified the talent required and all in line with critical business timings.
  • With more and more companies hunting out similar skill sets, a major contributor to the success of the campaign was them being a business with a culture for R&D, cutting edge technology, highly competitive salaries & benefits and the opportunity to be part of a tech-first and people focused culture.

"ADLIB's comprehensive understanding of the local tech market and the challenges faced by quickly growing start-ups has been significant in helping us grow over the last two years"

Greg Craft, Talent Director at Immersive Labs 

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