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Open Position for Back-end Developer

Our team is currently working from home until further notice due to COVID-19. However, we will return to our office in Portland, ME when it is once again safe. Therefore, applicants willing to relocate and/or commute to the Greater Portland, ME, area are highly encouraged.


About You

You are a developer with a strong understanding of computer programming fundamentals and therefore don’t need a lot of mentoring in that area. You may not be fluent in PHP or Drupal, but you’re smart and adapt to learn new languages and technologies easily. You have excellent communication, computer, and project management skills, which you use to focus on writing better, more efficient code. Most importantly, you’re passionate about what you do and love sharing what you learn.


Back-end Developer job description

You will work with team members and clients to troubleshoot and improve current and future back-end applications and processes. You will use your understanding of programming languages and tools to analyze issues, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users. You will be responsible for writing server-side web application logic and integrating front-end markup built by your coworkers into the sites and applications we build and maintain. Most work will involve writing PHP to power our Drupal websites, but we also have React/JavaScript, and DevOps work that comes up from time to time.

Back-end Developer duties and responsibilities

  • Be involved and participate in the overall website application lifecycle
  • Focus on coding and debugging
  • Collaborate with clients and co-workers
  • Define and effectively communicate technical requirements
  • Provide training, help, and support to other team members as needed
  • Build high-quality reusable code
  • Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean code
  • Stay up to date with current best practices
  • Participate in conferences and educational programs
  • Follow new and emerging technologies
  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and code to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
  • Collaborate with the front-end developers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive code to enhance the user experience
  • Recording data and reporting it to the proper parties, such as clients or leadership
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed


Back-end Developer requirements and qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience solving back end coding problems
  • In-depth understanding of web development
  • 2+ years of experience with programming languages like Java, Ruby, PHP, or Python
  • 1+ years of experience with CMS frameworks (Drupal preferred)
  • Familiarity with front-end languages such as HTML, JavaScript and Sass/CSS
  • Comfortable using Git
  • Can type 30+ WPM with more than two fingers
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, a related field, or equal experience
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a group
  • Willingness to sit/stand at a desk for extended periods


The successful applicant will be:

  • Passionate about programming
  • Self-motivated (ready to dig into a web search to solve a problem)
  • Curious and ready to learn
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in person and on paper (with co-workers AND clients)
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing client needs
  • Able to work in our office in Portland, ME, when conditions are safe enough


About Redfin Solutions

Redfin Solutions, LLC is a web development and design company in Portland, Maine. We conceive, build, and support custom Drupal websites. Some of our clients include MIT, Harvard, Dartmouth, University of New England, and the Maine Department of Education. Redfin is not just another agency that churns out websites. We have long-lasting relationships with our clients and, hopefully, you. 

We are a Drupal Association partner and help coordinate and sponsor Drupal conferences throughout New England. Our employees are active community members who contribute to the Drupal open source project. Redfin supports professional development opportunities and applicants should be motivated to learn.

Other benefits include: 100% company-paid health insurance premium, HSA company contribution, IRA matching, 4 weeks PTO, 36-hour work week, flexible work schedule, team lunch once a week (when in the office), standing desks, seltzer & cold brew coffee on tap, annual company retreat, and more. 

Redfin Solutions is an equal employment opportunity employer. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our staff and clients, and encourage those from underrepresented groups to apply.

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to