Developer Wanted

Who We Are

The Work Department is a small yet mighty media, design, and development studio of five people. We work on challenging and world-changing projects, and make an effort to come up with innovative solutions to push back into the open source world. Much of our work involves collaborating with unique cultural partners and social justice organizations locally and nationally.

Most of our web projects involve the Drupal content management system.

We’re working with a handful of nonprofit clients who are using Drupal to communicate with specific audiences, raise money, inspire people to take action, and create a more exciting future. They work in the media, art, education, grassroots organizing, and LGBTQ activism spaces. We also work with for-profit business clients who demonstrate positive social and cultural impact.

We take pride in our involvement with the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. As our company grows, we’re dedicated to finding new ways to support accessible communication and information technology.

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Why We’re Hiring

Our work is growing and we need to expand our Drupal development capacity. We’re excited to hire a flexible contract developer who can help us short-term on a few projects this year or long-term if the stars align.

Who We’re Looking For

You’re an experienced and creative programmer who likes to collaborate and likes to learn. You have experience doing one or more of the following:

  • Configuring new Drupal sites, complete with custom content types and a wide variety of modules
  • Implementing designs as responsive Drupal themes
  • Creating and improving Drupal modules

This is a part-time independent contractor position that could grow into a long-term collaboration if you’re interested. We work from Detroit and are open to hiring people from elsewhere to work remotely.

You’ll be expected to work with our team to implement specifications we develop through our participatory design process. You’ll need to:

  • communicate frequently and reliably with our project managers via video, phone, email, and chat
  • plan a calendar of work that aligns with our project schedules
  • use an online project management system
  • document your work, both in code and in worklogs
  • write clean, testable code

You value collaboration and open communication while contributing your ideas to creative processes. You're interested in investing yourself in work that has social and cultural value. You’re fluent in English and have participated in collaborative software development and Drupal. You enjoy the flexibility of independent work and hold yourself accountable to deadlines and professional standards.

Hourly compensation will be based on experience. If you’re in Detroit, you’ll work in our midtown office on occasion. If you’re not in Detroit, get ready for lots of virtual hangouts!

Email jobs@theworkdept.com to apply. Please provide a brief introduction to yourself, your resume/CV, and a link to your Drupal user profile, Github profile, or something similar. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.