Jesse Nicola | Contract Drupal Web Developer


Jesse Nicola is a talented Drupal and PHP developer, primarily focused in back end development skill sets. Jesse Nicola also has a robust knowledge of front end development, specifically when it comes to jQuery and JavaScript. Be sure to visit Jesse's Portfolio for examples of his development.


October 2016 - Current Appnovation

Senior Contractor Developer

  • Worked to assist Sales team with estimation processes on incoming potential projects.
  • Assisted with D7 and D8 development projects conducted in an agile methodology.
  • Ported multiple D8 modules while working for Appnovation.
  • Submitted patches and commits to Drupal contrib modules.
February 2016 - Current Prosemedia

Senior Contract Developer

  • Senior developer helping resolve bugs and refine client site with a team of international developers.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to prioritize tickets and distribute amongst staff based on abilities and demand.
  • Helped determine and work to maintain a GIT workflow amongst an international team.
Sept 2015 - October 2016 TNG (Formerly The New Group)

Senior Developer

  • Primary developer on contracts with major microprocessor manufacturer.
  • Took projects with large amounts of technical debt and restructured effectively.
  • Helped with devops performance optimization for major client websites with over 10,000 users, 20k unique pieces of searchable content, all content being available in 8 different languages.
  • Submitted patches and commits to Drupal contrib modules.


June 2014 - Sept - 2015 Commerce Guys

Senior Web Developer

  • Back End Drupal Developer for Commerce Guys.
  • Provided SAAS programming to various clients and developer teams.
  • Created multiple Drupal commerce contrib modules (Commerce Amazon Fulfillment, Commerce Search API SKU Forward)
  • Submitted many patches and commits to commerce contrib modules.
Oct 2013 - June 2014 Genuine Interactive

Senior Web Applications Engineer

  • Back End Drupal Developer in both lead and support roles.
  • Developed custom modules and themeing functions to deliver advanced functionality
  • Helped develop technical specifications and more.
  • Participated in multiple D8 sprints hosted by company.


Nov 2013 - July 2014 Cambridge Center for Adult Education @ Harvard Square

PHP and MySQL Instructor

  • Responsible for leading multiple classes developing dynamic websites.
  • Created curriculum for intro and advanced classes on PHP and MySQL
  • Utilized a "practical application" approach to all classes


Nov 2012 - Oct 2013 The Liquid Agency

Web Developer

  • Responsible for developing websites for many large enterprise level clients.
  • Worked with GIT along with other tools for refined Deployment processes.
  • Operated as the primary goto for Drupal work in The Liquid Agency.


Dec 2011 - Nov 2012 Mt Hood Skibowl / Mt Hood Management

Internet Marketing Manager

  • Responsible for maintaining all of the websites, servers and online applications associated with Skibowl.
  • Developed custom PHP application for parsing an XML weather feed from NOAA,
  • Managed social media, developed Conversion marketing techniques and more.
  • Managed all current sites in Wordpress, and developed new sites in Drupal.
Sep 2010 – Nov 2011 Serverlogic

Technical Lead / Product Manager / Drupal Developer

  • Managed up to 9 clients/projects at any given time.
  • Developed comprehensive process for delivering project and staying within scope.
  • Developed sites for clients in Drupal / Pressflow (a Drupal version optimized for LAMP).
  • Developed custom Drupal and Jquery Modules.
Sep 2010 - June 2012 Portland Community College

Drupal Development and HTML 101 Instructor

  • Adjunct faculty at PCC teaching Intro to Drupal Development and HTML 101.
  • Created my own curriculum and chose my own books for each class.
  • Classes were professionally oriented, and all of them finished with a practical example to highlight the professional usefulness of all of the skills taught in the class.


Mar 2010 – Sep 2010 Formations Design Group LLC

Lead Web Developer

  • Primary developer for all of Formations Design group.
  • Provided detailed estimates and proposal for all projects involving web development.
  • Implemented sites for clients in Drupal, Joomla, Zen-Cart, X-cart, and more.
  • Developed custom online applications in PHP and Cold Fusion.


Feb 2009 – Nov 2009 Pairodime Productions

Web Developer

  • Created fully functional custom Drupal themes based on PSDs and spec sheets.
  • Worked remotely using Basecamp to coordinate and manage projects.
  • Specialized in Drupal, Uber-cart, X-cart, Smarty Templating system, and more.
June 2008 – June 2009 KPSU Radio

Web & Technical Director

  • Provided help with live broadcast and archiving servers.
  • Helped with web development and also setup the PHPlist mailing list used by KPSU for outreach.
  • Provided help with the website, built originally in Drupal 4.7, ported to drupal 5.x
  • Responsible for maintaining and calibrating all pre-fcc broadcast equipment
Jan 2007 – Feb 2009 PSU Academic and Research Computing

Project Manager and Junior Web Developer

  • Hired along with another project manager to oversee projects, other project manager left and was operating as sole project manager for entire department.
  • Oversaw a wide variety of projects in everything from PHP to Flex to custom GIS mapping applications
  • Provided assistance in Drupal development project as nescessary,

For brevitys sake I have listed my experience from 2008 to current. I have additional experience developing websites back to 2006 (and some minor work before that as well), and would be happy to outline that upon request.


Class of 2010 Portland State University
  • Bachelors of Science in Communications & Media Studies, Minor in Business.


If you are interested in my Professional references, please contact me for more information. Their information is not posted here out of respect for their privacy. Many are all available on my LinkedIn account.