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Full Stack Developer

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.

With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.

Position Summary:

Macfadden is seeking a Drupal Web Developer to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). In this position, you will have the opportunity to build new web applications; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. You will build custom web applications to user specifications while working with other developers on the team. This position requires a high degree of skill in custom web application development. OTI is a fast-paced, exciting office where you will have the opportunity to be part of an elite team on the cutting edge of emerging issues around the world.

Essential Functions:

Participate in project solutions within the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), through brainstorming sessions with IT Team
Participate in design meetings and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives to support and enhance our existing systems.
Develop architectural and component software features, design and implementation of system, participates in analysis and design of test plans
Maintain technical documentation for new and existing applications
Code and assist in the design of applications written in PHP, JavaScript-Backbone/React including reviewing code, writing documentation, and following test procedures.
Assist in development of Drupal functionality using contributed modules, core API, along with creating custom modules
Understanding of APIs as it relates to decoupled apps or service oriented architecture
Work with end users to determine system requirements and updates
Should be able to adapt to new languages, methodologies, and platforms to meet the needs of the project
Perform quality control on all products and deliverables to ensure product releases are fully documented based on industry best practices and SDLC methodology being utilized
Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development
Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments
Maintain comprehensive testing plans, provide test results, and recommends corrections to senior developers
Participate in meetings with the IT team to discuss progress and issues to be resolved, and report progress
Support end-to-end project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issue escalation/reporting
Assist in other reasonable IT tasks as assigned by supervisor


BS Degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field, OR, High School GED with an additional of work experience related to the duties of the position.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with 1-4 years of work experience; or
Less than BS/BA with 1-5 years of relevant experience
MS/MA/MB with 1-3 years of relevant experience

Required Skills:

Proficiency with web development languages such as PHP, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript;
Excellent knowledge of Drupal (Setup, Configuration, Modules etc.)
Proven competency with JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Backbone, React, etc.)
Experience working in LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/MariaDB/PHP) stack.
Must have experience in OOP (Object-Oriented-Programming), also adhere to coding standards and documentation.
Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others.

Preferred Skills:

Drupal 7 and 8, Composer, Drush/Drupal Console, PHP 7
Apollo, Redux, npm/Yarn, Javascript ECMAScript 6 (ES6)
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
PostgreSQL and PostGIS
Have worked with Jira, Bitbucket/Github and Git/Mercurial
Knowledge of SDLC, Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Macfadden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Macfadden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Macfadden expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Macfadden’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. This policy covers conduct occurring at Macfadden’s offices, client sites, other locations where Macfadden is providing services, and to all work-related activities.

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