Melon

ABOUT MELON

Melon broke into the technology space in March of 2017, focused on efficiently and effectively connecting businesses with their customers using technology. Comprising of more than 30 people, we are an elite, concentrated company of driven technologists focused on producing great work. By utilizing our extensive experience and eliminating the unnecessary overhead of large agencies, Melon is able to provide world-class solutions without bloated budgets or compromised delivery.

We are headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Raleigh and Buenos Aires. As a company, we strive for simplicity and diversity. Simplicity in our work, getting things done and keeping spend to a minimum. Diversity in our thinking and in our hiring, bringing new and unique ideas forward at all times.

Melon's success can be attributed to the core beliefs it was founded on. There are a lot of amazing people out there that have built large agencies and great teams, but who just want to get back to doing great work. We understand how to deliver on some of the most challenging projects. But we are also all too familiar with the costs, politics, and turnover that come with that structure. Melon was built as a way to take all of that knowledge and passion and put it back in an environment where it can thrive.

WHY WORK AT MELON?

Melon is a growing group of expert technologists who have come together with a single goal: do great work. No nonsense, no drama, just amazing people doing some really cool stuff.

The average Melon employee has more than a dozen years of industry experience. Our US leadership team all have 20+ years of experience working with large agencies and consulting groups serving Fortune 500, large government, and large non-profit clients on complex digital transformation projects. Our expertise isn’t limited to the specific technical skills that are necessary to construct a website. We have a deep understanding of project financials, product positioning, and change management. We don’t just know how to build an application that meets your requirements - we know how to deal with all of the related aspects of getting that application into production and driving users to it.

YOUR ROLE. Key Responsibilities

  • Build/code websites and create/maintain web solutions using the standards and best practices of the Drupal community

  • Leverage Drupal Contrib modules and develop custom modules 

  • Work on Drupal backend and Database layer to resolve data integrity, security, and performance issues

  • Work on Drupal theming layer (CSS, JS, templating) to resolve performance and usability issues as well as build out UI to specs

  • Review error logs to identify and fix production bugs

  • Partner with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to deliver services through externally facing digital properties and seamlessly integrate websites with enterprise systems to deliver outstanding user experiences

YOUR EXPERIENCE. Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience 

  • 2+ years of PHP development experience with Drupal

SET YOURSELF APART. Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Acquia certifications preferred

  • Knowledge of Acquia, Pantheon and AWS 

  • Proven experience with Drupal 7 & 8 PHP, HTML, and JavaScript

  • Knowledge of SSH and Unix command line skills as well as version control systems

  • Experience working with React, Angular, or other front-end frameworks/ libraries

  • A technical problem solver that thrives in a team environment and can also work independently

  • Active member of the Drupal community

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality web experiences

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Melon (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Melon or an affiliated Melon business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Melon is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Melon is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Melon is built around people who have a passion for technology and love to innovate. We never stop learning and challenging ourselves to be better, and it comes through in our work. We are always looking for great people to add to our team. Send us a note and tell us about why you want to be a part of Melon.