JOBS

Job Description:
FULL TIME DRUPAL DEVELOPER

Background:

We are seeking a full-time, experienced Drupal contractor to work in Brooklyn, New York, alongside our local and Australian based digital production team. This includes production staff, Technical Lead, Senior Developers and Account Managers.

This project encompasses a complete build of a very large poetry site in Drupal 7. The high-traffic site will be hosted in an Acquia Environment and will need to be built with scalability and performance in mind.

Responsibilities for this position will include custom programming and web application development, data migration, UX implementation, responsive design, solutions design and development. The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a creative, challenging, and fast-paced team environment.

Desired Experience/Education:

BS in computer science or a related field or significant equivalent experience.

Required Technical Skills:

Minimum 7 years experience building interactive web sites

Minimum 4 years experience with Drupal CMS and at least 1 year with Drupal 7

Experience in performance tuning and testing Drupal 7

Experience scaling an application and/or its hosting environment to support increases in traffic.

Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS2/3, JavaScript,  HYPERLINK “http://asp.net/” \t “_blank” ASP.Net, XML, JSON, Front-end libraries

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Strong proficiency with Drupal’s various systems including caching, theming, etc.

A solid understanding of web application development processes, from the layout/user interface to relational database structures

Experience resolving cross-platform, cross-browser issues

Experience with source code version control with GIT

High awareness of client service

Desirable Technical Knowledge

Knowledge of Drush, Features, Omega, Delta, SOLAR, WCAG AA, JIRA, Drupal Commerce, CIVI CRM, Module Development / contributing to Drupal community.

Team Skills:

Very focused and motivated

Time management / recording skills

Experience working with people across different time zones

Interpersonal and communication skills, able to build rapport and communicate effectively at all levels and across disciplines

Good email communication / writing skills

Ability to work in a collaborative team based environment

Detail-oriented, strong work ethic and high standard of excellence

Fast learner and achiever

Primary Job Duties:

Produce a complete taxonomy-driven Drupal 7 site

Performance test, tune and improve the site

Interact at times with clients during testing, building and requirements gathering phases

Integrated deployment planning and implementation

Turning design and user interface mock ups into functional websites

Participate in the coding stages of an iterative software engineering lifecycle, including software security and documentation

Assist with end-user support needs and perform troubleshooting and issue resolution

Monitor web servers for performance and communicate with network personnel or web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting web site.

Possible routine maintenance – both module and core updates for multiple web sites.

Work closely with:

Technical Lead

Digital Producer

Creative Director

Client Project Manager

 

CONTRIBUTORS

We’re currently accepting expressions of interest for contributors from all over the world to share their writing with our dedicated audience. If you keep a keen eye on emerging trends, have a unique perspective on pop culture and want to show the world what you can do, we want to hear from you.

Send expressions of interest and relevant writing samples to [email protected]

 

INTERNSHIPS

Social Media Intern (New York)

If you’re fascinated by social media and understand that successful Tweeting involves more than just reporting your daily eating habits, this might be the role for you. You’ll be in working on social media related projects from daily Tweeting and Facebook-ing of online content, to our weekly newsletter, to creating pitches for more involved promotion including competitions and initiatives with our partners.

You must:

- Have a sound working knowledge of SEO;

- Have an advanced knowledge of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Tumblr. You should have your own profiles on each of these social sites;

- Be a creative thinker and a self-starter;

- Have a proven record of showing initiative and being able to work independently; and

- Be available a minimum of 2 days a week.

Send a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Editorial Intern (New York)

Working directly under our Managing Editor you’ll be doing a variety of tasks from research to reporting, and be given the opportunity to have your voice heard online. There will also be some less exciting organizational tasks, but all your jobs will contribute to you learning how a successful, content driven website is run in a fast-paced environment.

You must:

- Have a sound working knowledge of SEO;

- Have a strong Twitter feed and Google Reader;

- Be proficient with Google Docs;

- Be up-to-date with pop culture and pop culture related news;

- Be able to discern what type of material suits the Portable voice and aesthetic;

- Have strong expression skills, including spelling and grammar, and a compelling, intelligent voice;

- Be a creative thinker and a self-starter;

- Have a proven record of showing initiative and being able to work independently; and

- Knowledge of WordPress is preferred.

Send a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Production Intern (New York)

Portable is seeking a Production Intern to assist on a range of activities internally and for Svbscription, a luxury curated service for men. Activities include, assisting the Producer to package and send parcels; event planning and producing; compiling media lists; building social media following; and general office duties.

This internship would suit a student or recent graduate with a keen interest in events and production within the fashion space. Send a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected].