John De Mott, Developer in Austin, TX, United States
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John De Mott

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Software Developer

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 23, 2016

John is an expert Drupal developer with over nine years of experience, including two years managing Drupal teams. He has worked with some of the largest Drupal sites, managing all phases of the project life cycle from soliciting requirements through deployment. John is also extremely an extremely skilled JavaScript/ECMAScript developer and has worked with React/Redux, TypeScript, Babel, Cordova, and many other modern JS tools and platforms.


Java, Python, React, JavaScript, Drupal
JavaScript, Drupal




Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is Bliss, a top-rated Android gratitude journal/positive psychology app which I designed and implemented in React.

Work Experience

Senior Drupal Developer

2007 - PRESENT
  • Developed 50+ custom Drupal modules, including three published on
  • Led the team to successfully complete The Stimson Center's Drupal 7 site, overseeing all aspects of the project life cycle and responsive design.
  • Worked with Four Kitchens to make Open Society Foundations' Drupal site mobile-responsive using SASS.
  • Helped create custom Drupal publishing workflow.
  • Helped scale a Drupal site to support 200k+ users.
  • Designed and implemented Search API interface integrating with SOLR for the University of Virgina.
  • Assisted by creating custom modules to support user sweepstakes submissions and publishing workflow.
Technologies: Java, Python, React, JavaScript, Drupal

Senior Drupal Developer

2014 - 2016
  • Created and maintained complex financial reporting software in Drupal.
  • Debugged multiple issues with data flow migration from several external data providers.
  • Worked extensively with MySQL for data extraction.
Technologies: JavaScript, Drupal

Stimson Center
Lead developer and manager of large scale migration of the Stimson Center from Expression Engine.

Open Societies Foundation
Worked as a team member to implement responsive theming.

Created sophisticated publishing workflows and managed large variety of Drupal tickets for this large, high-traffic Drupal site.

Worked as team member on various sweepstakes and photo contest functionality in Drupal.

UCLA | Drupal/Unity3D Integration

Lead a two-person team and worked with external Unity developers to integrate Unity 'virtual worlds' with Drupal, allowing the 3D world binary to pull geocoordinates and content from Drupal. We structured the Drupal back-end as a REST API with Views Service/JSON modules providing a common interface from which the Drupal UI and Unity binary could pull from.

University of Virginia | SHANTI Sources

Personally implemented an import of thousands of scholarly journal articles into Drupal using Feeds module, an external API. Managed and worked on extensive Views customizations allowing sophisticated searches using Search API.

Managed all aspects of the Drupal 7 site build, migration of data from existing Drupal 6 site, and responsive theming


Designed and developed the leading Gratitude Journal app for Android, which has allowed users to submit over half a million positive psychology exercises.


JavaScript, PHP, Bash, Java, Python


jQuery, React, Node.js


NPM, Babel, Git, Vim Text Editor


Functional Programming, Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD)


Drupal 7, Drupal, Linux, Android


MySQL, MongoDB


Front-end Development, Cordova


Jasmine, Redux

2004 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication

University of Texas at San Antonio - San Antonio, TX, USA