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The Development team has steady growth plans and you will join a friendly and multinational team with a focus on bespoke solutions and products. Work may include the migration from Drupal 7 to 8 so any commercial experience with one or both technologies will be highly beneficial. Ideally you will possess an academic, vocational or professional qualification in a programming, computer science or related field however this is by no means essential as we value hands-on experience and a passion for the subject. You will be expected to demonstrate examples of code, website or web application projects that you have produced or contributed to.

Location: We have offices across the UK, including the Harwell campus and will also consider home working.

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

The organisation has delivered strong growth in the environmental sector over the last few years and we are at the centre of Ricardo PLC’s strategy for the next 100 years of the business with the backing and support of the PLC for substantial growth.

Key to our strategy is to grow our business in the private and strategic public sector. We are looking to extend our sales capability within our ‘Evidence and Policy’ (E&P) Business Unit, to specifically support the business with end to end sales in solutions which are more productised or repeatable, which includes existing and developing digital solutions. This will be primarily be leads generated through your own activity, supported by our marketing team and SDR team at times.

 

Read more about Ricardo Energy & Environment here: https://ee.ricardo.com/

 

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The Development team has steady growth plans and you will join a friendly and multinational team with a focus on bespoke solutions and products. Work may include the migration from Drupal 7 to 8 so any commercial experience with one or both technologies will be highly beneficial.

Ideally you will possess an academic, vocational or professional qualification in a programming, computer science or related field however this is by no means essential as we value hands-on experience and a passion for the subject. You will be expected to demonstrate examples of code, website or web application projects that you have produced or contributed to.

  • Candidates for this role would be competent Drupal 8 Developers who desire a collaborative and flexible environment in a small agile team, and have a high focus on producing high-quality, attractive and robust products.
  • Architecting your own builds or as part of a team, assisted by our senior developers through the implementation of development, custom module development and theme development.
  • The type of project you could find yourself working on will vary from building a data driven website that provides insight to the public and Government decision makers to training management solutions, helping our clients improve public awareness and understanding of a variety of environmental matters.
  • You will also have the opportunity to expand your capability working on non-Drupal related projects, learning and developing your skill set in the process.

As a Drupal Software Engineer you will need:

  • Commercial experience in Drupal
  • Extensive hands-on web application development
  • Good understanding of MVC, Data, ORM and APIs.
  • You’ll have a passion for building beautiful and scalable web solutions.

Essentials:

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and jQuery
  • Strong experience with the Drupal CMS
  • Proven professional Drupal experience
  • Experience working with third-party APIs
  • Passionate about all things web
  • Ability to code at all levels of a web application stack i.e HTML, CSS/SASS and JavaScript.
  • Strong working knowledge of Git
  • Ability to communicate clearly with clients, partners and project managers.
  • Ability to translate technical requirements into quality programmed solutions
  • Focus on self-improvement and the ability to communicate new ideas and technologies
  • Hands on, passionate, persistent, and humble — you get things done without an ego
  • Willingness to travel and work

Desirable:

  • Experience in working with a PHP framework such as Zend, Laravel or Symfony
  • Keen eye for design, user experience and product development (is a plus)
  • Experience with React.js, ES6, WordPress, Node.js would be an advantage
  • Pair programming experience, willing to work collaboratively to both give and receive feedback

 

 

Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme. Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message by our CEO.

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.

 

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