Wes Jones, Developer in Rochester, NY, United States
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Wes Jones

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Drupal Developer

Rochester, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 13, 2017

Wes has been working as a web developer since 2008, specializing in Drupal development since 2009. He is an Acquia Certified Developer (7–9) and Acquia Certified Personalization Pro and has extensive experience in planning, architecting, implementing, and deploying enterprise-level Drupal applications. Wes has been working fully remote for seven years and enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.


CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Drupal 7, REST APIs, API Integration
Third & Grove
WordPress, Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Acquia, GitHub, Travis CI, Jira, Acquia Cloud...
Third & Grove
Git, Drupal 8, Drupal 7




Preferred Environment

GitHub, Drupal, HTML5, Twig, JavaScript, Lando, Docker, Jira, Node.js, Sass

The most amazing...

...accomplishment I've had in my career is architecting and leading a large redesign project for a global organization with dozens of sites.

Work Experience

Freelance Web Developer

2012 - PRESENT
  • Developed websites for local businesses in the Rochester, NY area, and maintained Drupal websites.
  • Built custom modules to implement functionalities on a contract basis.
  • Consulted on the website architecture and deployment strategy for museums and cultural institutions.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Drupal 7, REST APIs, API Integration

Senior Software Engineer/Technical Architect

2016 - 2022
Third & Grove
  • Developed and maintained enterprise websites in Drupal 8/9, Drupal 7, and WordPress.
  • Led technical discovery, planning, and implementation of new projects.
  • Coordinated the launch of 30+ website redesigns in a multisite installation.
Technologies: WordPress, Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Acquia, GitHub, Travis CI, Jira, Acquia Cloud, Personalization, Drupal 9, React, Pantheon, API Integration

Software Engineer

2015 - 2016
Third & Grove
  • Developed in Drupal 7 and 8 for enterprise-level clients.
  • Collaborated 100% remotely with the distributed development team across the US.
  • Deployed projects on fully managed Drupal hosting, such as Acquia Cloud and Pantheon.
  • Participated in project planning using Scrum and Kanban project management tools.
Technologies: Git, Drupal 8, Drupal 7

Drupal Consultant

2014 - 2015
George Eastman House
  • Consulted on the Drupal 7 redesign of Eastman.org.
  • Assisted with project planning, content strategy, and implementation decisions.
  • Coded a responsive HTML/CSS Drupal 7 theme for an exhibit microsite.
Technologies: Drupal 7

SEO Specialist | Web Developer

2014 - 2015
Accelerate Media Inc.
  • Performed SEO audits and managed Google Analytics implementation.
  • Managed AdWords PPC campaigns and planned and executed A/B testing.
  • Performed SEO keyword research using the Searchlight tool.
  • Developed websites for clients in WordPress and the Yii Framework.
  • Maintained the server and handled mail deliverability bugs.
  • Provided project management for a development team consisting of 3–4 individuals.
Technologies: Yii, Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress, Google AdWords, Google Analytics

Drupal Consultant

2012 - 2014
Museum of Science
  • Participated in the planning and development of Drupal 7 redesign of mos.org.
  • Converted several microsites from WordPress to Drupal 7.
  • Developed a custom Drupal application to customize Field Trip Guides.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Drupal 7

Web Technologies Specialist

2009 - 2011
The Strong Museum of Play
  • Developed the Drupal 6 implementation of TheStrong.org family of websites.
  • Developed image/video submission contest websites with Drupal 6.
  • Designed and maintained custom WordPress blog themes.
  • Built a custom PHP application to view museum collections online.
  • Compiled monthly web analytics reports with Google Analytics.
  • Wrote custom Transact-SQL reports for the Siriusware ticketing system.
Technologies: T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Google Analytics, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Drupal 6

Student Web Programmer

2008 - 2009
The College at Brockport
  • Coded the site content and style updates in HTML/CSS for the main campus website.
  • Developed custom web applications for the campus departments using PHP and MySQL.
  • Built an event registration system with the CakePHP MVC framework.
  • Wrote HTML/CSS code for the redesign of Brockport.edu.
  • Trained the staff for HTML content editing with Dreamweaver.
Technologies: CakePHP, MySQL, PHP


This is a multilingual website built with Twitter Bootstrap.

Technicolor 100

I did the Drupal 7 planning and development of a responsive site for Technicolor's 100th anniversary.

Monroe Tractor

This is a WordPress website where I did significant development with the Windows REST API to integrate the site catalog with the client's product database.

The Strong Online Collections

I worked on the online collections project in PHP to display museum collections.


HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Ruby, Sass


jQuery, REST APIs, Google AdWords, Node.js, React


Drush, Git, Vagrant, MySQL Performance Tuning, GitHub, Sublime Text, Apache, Google Analytics, RVM, RPM, Composer, Mailchimp, MAMP, Postfix, Sendmail, Lando, Jira, Travis CI


Drupal, Drupal 7, Drupal 6, WordPress, Drupal 8, WooCommerce, Magento, Acquia, Pantheon, Linux, MacOS, Windows, Docker, Acquia Cloud




Command-line Interface (CLI), GitFlow, API Integration, XAMPP Stack, Personalization, Back-end Development, A/B Testing, Drupal 9


Agile Software Development, Scrum, Kanban


Yii, iOS SDK, AngularJS, Ionic, CakePHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Android SDK, Twig

2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Mathematics

The College at Brockport - Brockport, NY, USA


Acquia Certified Back-end Specialist — Drupal 9



Acquia Certified Personalization Pro



Acquia Certified Developer — Drupal 8



Acquia Certified Developer — Drupal 7


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