NBC Universal Drupal Developer in Seattle, Washington

Job Number 33915BR

Job Title Drupal Developer

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Technology

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Washington

City Seattle


Are you a seasoned Drupal Developer who enjoys things like iterative development, micro-service based architecture, clean content models, innovative solutions and working at scale? If yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Core Platform team at NBC News Digital designs, builds and supports the content creation/curation tools, platform services and API’s that power multiple web, mobile and connected TV apps across world-class News brands like TODAY, NBC News and MSNBC. We are a highly collaborative team that emphasizes a culture of respect, individual growth and shared innovation. We are focused on delivering high quality solutions and strive to be trusted partners to our internal, external and business stake holders. We are agile, we are innovative, we move fast – and we’re not afraid to break things!

• Design, implement, test, and maintain the core Drupal CMS’s that power NBC News Group’s digital properties such as NBCNews.com, Today.com and MSNBC.com.

• Collaborate with Project Managers, Software Engineers and Designers on projects with clear business impact and high public visibility

• Engage in team work and collaboration

o Actively participate in design discussions and code reviews

o Eager to learn new things and share ideas with peers

• Be comfortable with Agile software development

o Participate in Scrums, iterations, planning, estimating and retrospectives

• Have knowledge and experience with software development lifecycles

o Design simple, elegant and extensible architecture

o Deliver performant solutions capable of handling large traffic loads

o Validate and tests code deliverables

o Include Unit Testing as part of standard development process

o Conscientiously involved in the deployment and maintenance of applications

o Debug and troubleshoots issues efficiently

o Advocate for and follow best practices

• Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency with interpreted languages like Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.

• Possess familiarity with one or more strongly-typed modern development languages such as Golang, Java, C#, etc.

• Work with limited supervision and technical guidance; exercise creativity


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related area, with at least 3-5 years of experience

• In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, extensive coding skills, web development experience and familiarity with the field's concepts, practices and procedures is required.

• Expertise in software engineering principles as outlined above

• Strong understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and/or RESTful APIs

• Extensive Drupal 7 development experience.

• Understanding of what requirements and features go into a scalable product

• Awareness of HTTP concepts, protocols, web servers and services

• Experience participating in a project team with 3+ people.

• Experience working on a public, large-scale web site

• Pursues work with enthusiasm, drive and a strong sense of accomplishment

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