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Backend Developer

The Kalamuna team smiling in a heart shaped box.

What You'll Do

You’ll be working on a mix of interesting projects for mission-driven organizations, and be counted upon to solve problems in code, and work in a team context using agile methodologies. You’ll be counted upon to work both autonomously and in sync with a highly collaborative distributed team. We hope you’re a fan of R&D and open source contributions. Thought leadership, education, and mentorship excite you. You’re a glass half full type of person.

Full-time applicants are preferred, but we are open to contract and part time opportunities. 

Candidates for this remote position must reside in Canada or the US. BIPOC applicants will receive priority consideration, particularly if lived experience provides equivalent qualifications. If you’re a recruiter or agency, please do not contact us.


  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate estimable solutions to problems that don’t leave the user behind, baffle the product owner, or confuse the team
  • Mastery of web fundamentals. You must know how to bend the internet to your will using its basic tech (HTML, SCSS, JS, PHP, MySQL, git).
  • Deep expertise with the Drupal 8/9 API and module development. You don’t need to memorize the entire Views API, but knowing the structure of Drupal code, being able to use these conventions to create code other Drupal developers can use, and having the contextual knowledge to jump into (reasonably) well-structured Drupal projects is essential.
  • Familiarity with Drupal site-building and its power. We need folks who know when to site build, and when to get deep into the code.
  • Curiosity, interest, and dedication to Drupal’s evolution with a demonstrated ability to engage with the community via code contributions, presentations, or blogging. 
  • Experience working with Drupal cloud hosting providers like Pantheon, Acquia, Platform
  • Strong, client-facing communication skills – both verbal and oral.

Bonus points

  • Web analytics know-how
  • Experience with site migrations
  • Writing clear and concise documentation
  • Performance testing and tuning
  • Drupal security knowledge
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards
  • Experience with other technologies like Symfony, React, Gatsby, VueJS, or GraphQL
  • Ability and interest in Wordpress development
  • Using your passion for DevOps to automate workflows and process through continuous integration and deployment.


Working With Us

People are at the ♥ of everything we do.

Kalamuna is driven by a civic spirit to help socially impactful institutions, nonprofits, and governments better communicate with constituents and do right by the people they serve. We bring digital communications to life for organizations as varied as Fair Trade USA, GreenBiz, the American Foundation for the Blind, the Environmental Defence Fund, the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Bay Area FasTrak, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Kalamuna’s mission is to empower our clients with the research, strategy, design, and technology that will transform their organizations to better serve the needs of their audiences and communities. Kalamuna aligns itself in this manner to make each of our client’s missions our mission. We seek to be impactful, not only for our clients and partners but for the social good of our communities.

We’re committed to your excellence and continued development; we’re in this together. Kalamuna offers many benefits, including health insurance, a continued learning stipend, an equipment fund, 401(k) with 3% match. When pandemic-free, we organize company-wide gatherings like team building workshops, conferencing, and additional fun.

We’re looking for individuals with a broad range of interests and experiences to be their authentic selves. Your story, your passion is what interests us most. Meet some of our team at

Commitment to Diversity

Kalamuna is committed to eradicating institutional discrimination and bias and to uplifting the lived experiences of all minorities.

As such, Kalamuna welcomes applications from all backgrounds, particularly from people of color; women; LGBTQ+ people; immigrants or refugees; people who are differently-abled; and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds. Kalamuna is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, marital status and policy party affiliation, or on any other basis that complies with applicable laws.

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