Drupal Developer, Associate Level (Hybrid Eligible)

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 11347 



The Web Services Group of the Information Technology Services Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks to hire an associate-level Drupal Developer to design, develop, and maintain ORNL web sites under the ornl.gov flagship web presence.


As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.


As part of our team, you will…


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Create web sites using the Drupal framework, often working on multiple sites and with multiple customers during the course of a sprint.
  • Follow the software development lifecycle from requirements gathering through production implementation.
  • Collaborate with customers and act as a point of contact (POC) throughout web projects.
  • Help formulate effective, responsive designs and turn them into working themes, plugins, sites and applications.
  • Optimize web applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Create highly sophisticated, customized applications in response to business needs.
  • Ensure high-performance and availability and coordinate all technical aspects of the content management system.
  • Be a contributing and supportive member of the Drupal team.
  • Monitor and fix performance and platform related bugs as they emerge.
  • Learn and abide by the operating policies and procedures of ORNL.
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Two years’ experience as a Drupal developer.
  • Experience with all phases of software development including requirements gathering and analysis, system design, prototype development, site design, configuration control, testing, software quality assurance, and maintenance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the Drupal Content Management systems.
  • Knowledge of PHP and Javascript and the role these languages play in the Drupal platform.
  • Understanding of HTML and CSS and its role in creating consistent style across the sites.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment through contribution and participation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within project timeframes, and adapt to constantly evolving needs.


Special Requirements:

  • Visa Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov or call 1.866.963.9545.


For Hybrid-eligible positions:

In addition, we offer a flexible work environment that supports both the organization and the employee. A hybrid/onsite working arrangement may be available with this position.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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