Why We Pay our Drupalers to Relocate to their Dream Destination

Anthony Fox-DaviesJuly 9th, 2015
Published in Business
A special note:

SystemSeed, a multinational Drupal agency is once again growing! Because this role is so critical to the team, we would like to leave no stone unturned. Also, because every one of our team members is critical to the success of the team as a whole, we are doing something different.

At SystemSeed, we have always been a completely distributed team - enabling our teammates to do their best work from anywhere in the world. We’ve found that sort of flexibility helps people explore their ambitions, whether that be career development, personal development, or simply seeing the world without letting their “job” get in the way.

That is why we have decided to literally pay our staff to move to that dream destination that they always wanted to live in. We are making this financial commitment because the type of loyalty we want to build with our team requires trust and it requires a give and take relationship. We have simply decided to go first in the giving department.

Starting with our Senior Drupal Developer position outlined below, we are now offering to pay a relocation allowance so that they can pursue personal growth along with career growth. Is there a caveat to the offer? Yes, the relocation needs to be within +/-2 hours of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is important to ensure there is ample overlap with the entire team to enable us to best serve our clients. But hopefully joining SystemSeed will now become a significant opportunity for more reason than one.

Now onto the opportunity:

We are currently looking for a rock star full stack Drupal developer with frontend specialist skillsets.

In summary, we are seeking:

  • GMT(+2hrs max) based
  • Fluent English speaking
  • Senior Drupal developer talent (5+ years)
  • with a focus on front-end, UX, theming
  • who is familiar with Grunt, LESS, SASS, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

We would like someone with:

  • backend knowledge to a reasonable level for seamless handoff and integration with the broader range of component parts
  • experience in Drupal Commerce
  • a portfolio of greyscaling, wireframing, Photoshop and concept work using standard grids
  • conscientious of responsive web design, cross-browser development and performance

We can help train you in the following (wherever necessary):

  • Scrum / Agile development methodology
  • Pantheon, CircleCI, Drush, etc.
  • Drupal distribution creation and maintenance
  • Continuous Integration methods and practice
  • {insert your desired skillset or technology} - Yes, we will help continue your personal growth. Understanding your personal career goals is important to SystemSeed, and we make it our goal to help you build your own personal value.

If any of this has piqued your interest, read on - what else can we offer you..?

  • Become part of a genuinely vibrant, energetic and friendly team.
  • Paid vacation and public holiday recognition.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Fully distributed team. Work wherever. Make that move to your dream destination! (AND GET PAID TO DO IT!)
  • A puppy (edit: I’ve been informed I cannot give away puppies)

Please note: We currently only have openings for in-house staff. We appreciate the interest by recruiting agencies, but we are not accepting resumes/cv’s from recruiters at this time. Also, we must hire within the GMT timezone (+/- 2hrs). Far eastern and US candidates need not apply for this particular role, but that could change in the future.

Check out our case studies and what we have committed back to the community.


To get in touch about this role please email info [at] systemseed [dot] com