TurnKey needs a Drupal Expert Consultant

We are recruiting for someone to take on our website. I'm sure that there are plenty of talented members of our community that might like to apply! So here it is:
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Drupal Expert / Consultant

We're looking for a trustworthy, experienced Drupal expert we can put in charge of maintenance and development for the TurnKey GNU/Linux website.

Up until now this role has been handled part-time by the co-founders (mostly Liraz), but there are only so many hours in the day and the site needs more love and attention than we've been able to spare. I'm sure many of you would agree! :)

The initial project

The first challenge will be to oversee the site's successful upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, in collaboration with an outside firm we've been contracting with. To ensure we get the site upgraded before the Drupal 6 end of life the successful applicant may be required to take over direct control of this project (e.g. by completing it themselves or recruiting a new sub-contractor).

Other projects

Beyond this initial project, there will be significant work to perform on our website in the future. This will include big and small tasks and projects including (but not limited to):

  • Website design overhaul:
    The current design is dated (to 2008). A new design is needed with a fresh modern look, improved compatibility with the usual range of post-PC era devices, etc.
    We expect this to involve creating a new custom theme, or at the very least heavy customization of the existing theme.
  • Performance optimizations. If it's not fast it's a bug.

  • Security auditing and optimisation. Protecting the privacy of our users is a top concern.

  • Tweaks and bugfixes (on demand)

  • Sourcing and/or development of relevant modules to add and/or streamline functionality and community engagement

The person we need

We envision that this will be an ongoing position. We don't necessarily expect the successful applicant to do all the work themselves (although they might). However we need someone who will take full responsibility for getting things done. This will mean overseeing all work performed by others and directly providing guidance to any juniors and/or sub-contractors.

Apply now

The full job ad is on Upwork (formerly oDesk/Elance). It's preferable to apply directly though Upwork (although please mention this blog post). If you have a really good reason why you don't want to be on Upwork and a good counter proposal, then send me an email (jeremy AT turnkeylinux.org).

Hope to hear from you soon! :)


Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks to those that applied.


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