Technical Architect, PS

Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers, and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions, and help businesses stand out.

Headquartered in the U.S., Acquia is positioned as a market leader by the analyst community and is listed as one of the world’s top software companies by The Software Report. We are Acquia. We are a global company with employees located in more than 30 countries, and we’re building for the future. We want you to be a part of it!


You get to guide and drive technical application design for Acquia customers and lead technical teams of some of the best talent in the Drupal and web development communities (from both Acquia and from our outstanding partners around the world). You will help Acquia’s clients across all vertical industries including government, consumer goods, pharma, gaming and media to make the most of the power of Drupal and open source.

Job Requirements:

Acquia’s team of Drupal rock stars is helping our customers build stunning web experiences, migrate to Drupal, tune and improve their Drupal implementations, and advise on all things Drupal and web architecture. With the rapid adoption of Drupal as a web platform, and with our growing number of Acquia-led technical development projects supporting our clients and partners, our Technical Architects are in high demand. They work with some of the most talented technologists and some of the hottest web properties on leading-edge web development projects. Engagements vary by customer and can include anything from custom coding and mentoring of partner and client teams to application design and ongoing guidance on architecture through development and application launch. 

Required Skills:
  • Prior deep experience building, leading and architecting Drupal applications with 4+ years developing Drupal applications
  • Experience with complex Drupal development tasks including custom module development using the Drupal API system and hooks/events from major Drupal core systems
  • Passion for the web, open source development, and for helping us build meaningful experiences
  • Ability to negotiate mutually agreeable outcomes with clients, partners and Acquia stakeholders
  • Ability to perform work with (internal and external) customer satisfaction in mind, while not compromising the integrity of the work
  • Must be a self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience working in a consulting or agency environment with direct interaction with enterprise level clients 
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, initiative, and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in collaborative and supportive manner
  • Familiarity with common development tools such as Git, Composer, BLT, Drush, Drupal VM / Lando / DDev / Cloud IDEs, etc.
  • Experience contributing to code reviews
  • Capable of jumping in and contributing to development activities on delivery projects in area of speciality
  • Ability to writes code in area of expertise that conforms to industry / community / Acquia best practices
  • Passion for learning and discovery. Self direction. When you don’t know an answer, you go find it.
  • Experience contributing to the design of technical solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Independently researches and resolves technical problems.
  • Able to participate in face-to-face customer communication
  • Contributes to the positive building of positive relationships with customers and delivery team(s)
  • Efficiently and professionally facilitates meetings/presentations/trainings via online platforms (e.g. Zoom) and/or in person
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Additional Skills:
  • Knowledge of or experience with other CMS technologies, Marketing Technology, and/or open-source technologies is a plus
  • Ability to guide technical discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience defining and scoping a technical solution for large scale Drupal projects
  • Strong leadership and presentation skills
  • Experience working in a consulting or agency environment with direct interaction with enterprise level clients

Individuals seeking employment at Acquia are considered without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Whatever you answer will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter.