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How To Hire A Great Drupal Developer?

Here's a typical instance: You were just appointed to lead a business branch. In a hurry to make a difference, you identify pain areas for the business, set up a schedule for making the necessary adjustments, and then make an effort to get the CEO's support. The CEO commends you after hearing your arguments. After discussing your proposal with the IT department, they reply, "We can't do that, our websites are powered by Drupal, though our Drupal specialist left six months ago. Additionally, we are unsure about the code's quality”.

We are completely aware that finding the correct resources and working with a fantastic Drupal development team are equally challenging as Drupal itself. When you do not have previous recruiting expertise or have had poor hiring outcomes in the past, it becomes more difficult. In reality, our organization has had the same difficulties. Although we're quite fond of our Drupal programmers, finding them hasn't always been simple. Finding and keeping talent in the open source market is incredibly difficult. Open source platforms are becoming more and more popular in the business world, but (in our opinion) the supply of skilled Drupal programmers hasn't kept up.

Considering all of these obstacles, we were able to assemble a fantastic team, and we felt it would be helpful to explain how we accomplished it. We think these procedures and methods will make it easier for you to spot the top Drupal experts. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to find a fantastic Drupal programmer with that said.

Step 1: Make sure you know exactly what you need

Make absolutely sure the job description, position, and summary are absolutely clear so as to save a lot of irritation. Next, be careful to specify your project needs as thoroughly as you can, guesswork is not appropriate at this time. Be as forthcoming and as honest as you can. Want someone with specialized government Drupal knowledge who also knows a little bit about Drupal Commerce and migrations? Say so. Do you require a pet industry expert with solely bespoke module development experience? Say so.

Step 2: Decide the best place to post your Drupal Developer opening

There are several companies and platforms advertising that they have the greatest Drupal talent available for employment. It's simple to become overwhelmed by all of these organizations, particularly if you're not technically inclined. So where should you advertise your opportunity for a Drupal Programmer? In terms of precedence, the following are what we've discovered to be the best uses of your efforts while looking for a Drupal coder:

Your webpage: Job webpages constantly receive a lot of traffic, as we've seen. We've observed that when users visit the website, they first glance at the "About Us" section before moving on to the "Careers" page. Just for any necessary future work, it's crucial to keep these as precise and current as feasible.

Word of mouth (WoM): WoM is still one of our main resources for locating Drupal talent. A professional doughnut maker will be able to advise you where to locate delicious doughnuts if you ask them. The same holds true while trying to find top-notch Drupal programmers. (PS: We enjoy doughnuts.)

Drupal.org: One of the finest places to look for talent is Drupal Jobs on Drupal.org. Both Drupal beginners and Drupal professionals may be found. The drawback is that it will cost money to seek resumes or post your employment.

Job portals include Simply Hired, Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn. Every one of these websites are among the top 10 results when you Google "Drupal Programmer Jobs."

Make absolutely sure you have a precise set of requirements in mind while speaking with the applicant when using freelancing websites because we've heard conflicting opinions about these platforms.

Employing a company (Prefer Us!): We truly like this choice since we enjoy seeing our Drupal programmers put your company' demands into action. If you don't want to manage the recruiting, overhead, or management of a Drupal Group, this is a very wonderful solution.

Social media: We've found talent and opportunities merely by replying to a common friend's Facebook post. Keep a close eye out for friends of friends who mention that they will need a position in Drupal or have expertise with Drupal.

A little message regarding Drupal.org - it has its advantages. You may visit programmer profiles on Drupal.org to see their engagement in forums and debates, donations, and more. Job seekers may also add:

  • Position type and title
  • Contributions to bugs, fixes, installs, integrations, and modules, etc
  • The quantity/kind of inquiries and responses put on profiles list of the projects completed
  • The outcomes of challenging projects, the approaches used, and the degrees of inventiveness, zeal, and passion for Drupal are all mentioned
  • Documentation expertise is a crucial need for consideration as an asset
  • Individual details

Step 3: Look at their social media footprint

We constantly advise sneaking around on social media. LinkedIn is one of our favorites for this. A LinkedIn profile that is well-written says a lot about the programmer, and here are a few crucial things to keep an eye out for:

  • Examine the number, duration, and depth of projects. Consider the period among job or project placements. Programmers can be classified as either freelancers, or those who are employed by the company. The length of each group or organization where they have engaged demonstrates their capacity for stability. A warning sign is if a programmer starts a new project every week.
  • Take a look at the summary: Developers communicate in a drier, more succinct and exact terms. A concise and focused overview may also demonstrate how - It's likely that their code is fairly well-organized if they provide a precise overview.
  • Relationships: The quantity of links is evidence of the collaborative quality. The amount of links to the Drupal community might reveal one's level of commitment to and active participation in it. A genuine Drupal enthusiast is closely engaged with the community, providing updates, contributing the code, and may be performing other duties in it as well.
  • Recommendations: This section includes reviews from previous customers, which are an accurate indication of the developers' skills and demeanor. The developer gains more trust in the eyes of the clients and those connected to them.
  • Groups and Discussions: The Developer's participation in the Groups demonstrates how engaged and active the Programmer is in the Drupal community.

Step 4: Start shortlisting the candidates

You've determined what you need, the precise job criteria you want is ready, and so is the location of your talent search. What's next? Time to cross individuals and organizations off your list. And that's how:

  • Look for the "words": It's important to read the CV and understand the messaging. The CV should mirror your requirements as you've previously been quite detailed in your statement of work or web advertisement. Search for keywords in the description that correspond to the technical specifications of your task as you read it, such as "front-end/back-end specialist," "Drupal versions acquainted with," "modules worked on," etc.
  • Think about the degree of experience: The participant's qualifications won't be determined just by looking at their years of work. Check to see if the Drupal programmer has experience with Drupal versions D4, D5, and/or D6. The more versions a developer has worked with, the more they will be able to comprehend Drupal's complexity and how to work around them. Additionally, keep in mind that not all competent programmers have extensive expertise. Everyone had to start from nothing and learn along the way.
  • Give them examples: This is an additional way to check the Developer's degree of evaluation, judgment, focus, mental alertness, normal turnaround time, and knowledge. Ask candidates how he or she would respond to a circumstance that is sufficiently difficult to handle. Maintain it more narrowly focused to increase its precision, and simplify things to assess the reaction. Instead of giving them general notions, offer them concrete examples.
  • Verify the developer's presence in the community. If a programmer appears to be an authority, but is barely active in the Drupal community, this might be a warning sign. As previously noted, be sure to look at their profile in the Drupal community. Naturally, there will be occasional outliers. There really are people who may not constantly be involved in groups or on forums, yet they might be really excellent Drupal programmers. Technical advice: go with your instincts on this one.

Step 5: Evaluate their technical expertise

Asking them to evaluate some of their current code or having them perform some ad hoc programming for you is an efficient and easy technique. In this manner, you may evaluate their knowledge, judgment, efficiency, and code quality. Given that Drupal 8 is perhaps the most popular version of the Drupal CMS, it would be advantageous if they have some level of knowledge with it. To evaluate the script and the programmers' contributions, get their Drupal.org profile page and GitHub public identifier.

When employing an agency, get some recommendations so that you may contact them. Next, get a list of any current changes, news, or information about Drupal from the programmer or agency. If they merely give you a blank gaze, simply go to the next.

Step 6: Analyze their communication style

A programmer could be fully qualified to help you, but he or she may not be able to articulate what they had for supper the night before. It is ineffective and undesirable to deal with having all the information in the world but having terrible communication skills. Make absolutely sure their communication style fits your organizational mission and objectives, and ensure you let the coder or agency know as soon as possible. Consistent communication is what will make sure that your project is delivered smoothly and on schedule, and a strong communicator is unquestionably valuable.

Step 7: Decide what makes the most financial sense

After speaking with a handful of prospects and (hopefully) a few Drupal development agencies, it's important to take a step back and examine all the information. Although the agency may have given you a quotation of $60,000 for the overall project, you will save money on HR expenses, insurance, overhead, and much more. At best, you will collaborate with a fantastic agency and establish a long-lasting relationship. The very worst case scenario is if the agency is subpar or ineffective and fails to deliver (we've seen this a lot from certain rivals). It’s great if you choose to work with an internal Drupal expert, but be aware that hiring a top programmer will be expensive (you really do get what you are paying for here). However, it could be entirely worthwhile.

Step 8: Understand If They Are Your Right Development Partner

Over a thousand Drupal development companies and independent contractors each have their own procedure and culture. While others might not, some could work for you. Many of our clients complain about finding it difficult to contact development companies once they agree to take on the project. Additionally, they never follow through on their promises and are not particularly open about the situation. You may identify effective programmers who keep you informed at all times by using these important decision-making guidelines:

  • Keep you or your manager informed of any issues or concerns
  • Maintain a channel for critical bug and problem reports
  • Address urgent issues proactively
  • A dedication to manage the project from start to finish

Step 9: Go with your gut

This is the least technical advice we've ever made, and that's okay with us. There's a purpose you get to decide who gets to hire Drupal expertise at your organization. Don't feel guilty about beginning over if, after examining all the information, things still don't seem to match up. Better than the "just good" fit is the excellent fit. And there you have it—our detailed guide to selecting a top Drupal developer. Have any more ideas? Please feel free to post them in the section below. Searching for a Drupal programmer to employ? Those are here! We'd be delighted to discuss your criteria in further detail.
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