Purushotam Rai

My name is Purushotam Kumar Rai (PK). I'm an Open Source Developer with expertise in Drupal having 3+ yrs of extensive experience in the field. Currently working as Drupal Developer Acquia (Sept 2018 - Present), have contributed to 15+ Live Drupal projects. Active Drupal Contributor with 264 commits and maintainer of 20+ modules and themes.

 - in the 3+ yrs of my career:

As Backend Developer: Working on various projects both existing and scratch on both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 (multilingual and multisite) with the different team sizes varying from 2 to 20. Explored Drupal Core and Contrib to provide an optimized performant solution via Site building and custom development. Experience with Drupal APIs (Batch API, Query API, Entity API, File API, Views API etc.), Plugins, Services, Events, Migration, Web Services and REST API. Developing always keeping in mind performance, security and scalability factor.

1014 contributions in the last year on github.

As Technical Architect / Team Lead: Setting up the architecture of projects from scratch, providing performant on-time business solutions via Drupal way building an improved Digital Experience. Performance and Security audits of the projects to deliver the best out of Drupal. Grooming of tasks to estimate them with the implementation steps and approach. Part of client demos and sprint planning. Successfully implemented a well planned and tracked open source contributions of the company leading a dedicated team besides handling Project Work as well and improving company's rank on Drupal Marketplace.

Worked on server setup (Linux/SELinux) from scratch and optimize that to host a Drupal website to serve high traffic. Implemented Load Balancers as well. Worked on Amazon AWS (Lightsail, S3 File system and Amazon RDS)

As Technical Trainer/ Mentor: Part of technical training team to impersonate Interns with technical knowledge around Drupal. Mentored and motivated beginners and intermediates for open source contributions and helping them around project issues (technical/non-technical) as well. Served as PDL (Professional development ladder) Manager to align career and company goals for peers and juniors.

As Technical Recruiter: Part of Recruitment Team, held technical interviews for both campus-drives and company recruitment for experienced developers. Interviewed, Examined candidates for technical skills, both individually and in the team. Performed Technical Assessment of in-house developers for reviews and company plannings.

As Open Source Developer: Worked on the issue queue of various important modules and lead Open Source Team for remarkable growth in the position of QED42 (8th in World) at Drupal Marketplace. Currently, the profile is enriched with 264 commits and I'm the maintainer of 20+ modules and themes.


  • Acquia Certified Grand Master

    probably the youngest certified grand master of India that too within 4 months



  • Listed in top Drupal individual contributors for the past year in Drupal Con Nashville 2018.
Drupal Con NA


  • Dries tweets about CSSGram module:
Dries tweet


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