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Senior Software Engineer - Acquia Cloud Site Factory

| Greater Boston Area
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Freedom. For tens of thousands of high-profile sites around the world and the users that depend on them, Acquia means freedom. Our purpose is to deliver the highest performance platform for Drupal-powered sites and back that up with the best support available anywhere. With Drupal and Acquia you are free to create and express yourself knowing that no matter how big your ideas become we've got your back! 

The Acquia Cloud Site Factory team is growing to meet increasing customer demand for flexible site management at scale. In this role your expertise and craftsmanship will shape the next phase of development in high-scale many-site management. If you are interested in working on ambitious technical challenges and are compelled to take your skills to the next level on a product that is critical to Acquia's success, this is your opportunity.

You will:

  • Participate in short daily stand-up meetings
  • Work with talented and thoughtful engineers
  • Design, implement, and operate the services you develop
  • Research and define future work to delight high-profile customers
  • Collaborate with other product teams on cross-functional projects
  • Review code and coach junior team members

Job requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience and 5 years of software development experience
  • Curiosity and a passion to create
  • Strong software development and technical leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with PHP
  • Full stack development experience using Linux, Apache, and MySQL
  • Ability to develop beautiful, secure, high performance code
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to absorb complex ideas and explain them concisely
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team
  • Ability to learn new languages as needed
  • Drupal development experience
  • Experience in reviewing code / mentoring junior team members
  • Proactive approach to suggesting ongoing improvements to coding practices, team processes and the product in general
  • Experience working in an agile environment (preferably Scrum)

 Extra credit:

  • Large scale task automation
  • Linux / Unix system administration
  • Languages: PHP, Ruby, Go
  • Automated testing experience: Jenkins, TravisCI, unit tests, system tests, etc.
  • Amazon Web Services experience
  • Other cloud hosting experience (e.g. Google Compute, Azure)
  • Open source development and contribution
  • Agile development (scrum)
  • Containerization using Docker

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.


Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.


Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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