The Middle East Institute (MEI) seeks a Drupal developer for a part-time, contractual position maintaining the Institute’s website, ensuring site security through regular updates and backups, and assisting staff in the development of new website features.

About the Job

  • Perform regular maintenance, troubleshooting, and backup/recovery for two websites running on Drupal 7 and 8
  • Maintain hosting environment (Linode/Akamai)
  • Respond quickly to emergencies such as site outages, problems with hosting or DNS, or other server issues
  • Perform Drupal security upgrades as needed

Key Skills

  • Strong familiarity with Drupal
  • Experience with the core technologies in our development environment: PHP, JS/jQuery, CSS/Sass, Git, SSH, Solr
  • Experience debugging custom Drupal modules
  • Great communication skills, especially with those who are not as technologically savvy
  • A good understanding of UX design principles and front-end web design

Desired Experience

  • Two to three years of experience as a Drupal developer
  • Experience contributing to free/open-source projects
  • Experience with Drupal’s Paragraphs and Commerce modules

What we offer

This position is fully remote and pays $100/hr. Ideally, we are seeking a retainer agreement for 10 hours/month. Any requests or projects exceeding the retainer would be discussed, planned, and agreed to by both parties separately at the same hourly rate.

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to Include "Drupal Developer" in the subject line.

About the Middle East Institute

Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. It is a non-partisan think tank providing expert policy analysis, educational and professional development services, and a hub for engaging with the region's arts and culture.