Technical Architect


Acquia is looking for Drupal Architects who have a passion for delivering killer web experiences and wowing their customers.

You get to guide and drive technical application design for Acquia customers and lead technical teams of some of the best talent in the Drupal and web development communities (from both Acquia and from our top-notch partners around the world). You will help Acquia’s clients across all vertical industries including government, consumer goods, pharma, gaming and media to make the most of the power of Drupal and open source. Positions are available locally in Boston, Washington DC, Portland OR, San Francisco, CA, London UK, or for those willing to travel from wherever their home base is!

Job Requirements:
Acquia’s team of enterprise Drupalists are helping our customers build killer web experiences, migrate to Drupal, tune and improve their Drupal implementations, and advise on all things Drupal and web architecture. With the rapid adoption of Drupal as a web platform, and with our growing number of Acquia-led technical development projects supporting our clients and partners, our Technical Architects are in high demand. They consult remotely or travel on site periodically to work with some of the most talented technologists and some of the hottest web properties on leading edge web development projects. Engagements vary by customer and can include anything from custom coding and mentoring of partner and client teams to application design and ongoing guidance on architecture through development and application launch.


Prior experience building, leading and architecting Drupal applications
Ability to guide technical discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to negotiate mutually agreeable outcomes with clients, partners and Acquia stakeholders
Ability to perform complex Drupal development tasks including custom module development using the Drupal API system and hooks from major Drupal core systems
Experience defining and scope a technical solution for large scale Drupal projects
Experience working in a consulting or agency environment with direct interaction with enterprise level clients preferred
Excellent ability to partner with both internal and external stakeholders
Strong leadership and presentation skills
Ability to travel up to 25%

Basic Qualifications:

Passion for the web, open source development, and for helping us build a hot and growing start-up
Deep experience architecting web solutions
PHP coding, SQL administration and optimization, and Unix/Linux or Windows server administration is key
4+ years developing Drupal applications
Must be a self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment
Knowledge of or experience with other CMS technologies and/or open-source technologies is a plus
Long-time Drupalists, that are active contributors, are well rewarded, but we’ll also help great developers and consultants become one
Experience providing technical support or consulting strongly preferred
Strong problem solving abilities, initiative, and the ability to thrive under pressure
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.