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Douglas Ward

Project Lead, Senior Developer - Drupal, WordPress

Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Founder & Principal

The Waters Ward Company, LLC
Successful in spearheading complex web projects for Federal agencies, universities, businesses, and non-profits. Guide teams through the complex processes of needs assessment, technical requirements analysis, web design, technology evaluation and security compliance. Leverage full understanding of contemporary web technologies, tools and techniques. Deliver projects on time and on budget. Recent projects include: - Wharton Future of Advertising - Technical Lead for WordPress-based website supporting a worldwide community of advertising thought leaders; extended program branding and reach; increased site traffic 100%+; utilized best of breed themes and plugins including Genesis, Gravity Forms, SearchWP, FacetWP. - Export-Import Bank of the United States - Lead Developer for development and implementation of Drupal CMS intranet; deployed to Amazon AWS GovCloud; evaluated, selected, and implemented supporting contrib modules; migrated legacy content; configured maintenance and backup routines. - City of Louisville - Technical Requirements Analyst and Technical Specification Writer for Drupal CMS re-design of city website; evaluated and selected contrib modules to support site functionality. - USAgainstAlzheimer’s - IT Lead for new non-profit organization pushing for the adoption of a national plan to find a cure for Alzheimer’s; established and configured Google Apps infrastructure; implemented advocacy campaign utilizing the Salsa CRM; grew membership and advocates list (from 20,000 to over 70,000). - OpenMatters - Designed and developed WordPress-based website for digital consulting firm OpenMatters; extended online reach of OpenMatters founder and social media thought leader Barry Libert. - DC Preservation League - Designed, developed, and deployed WordPress-based website; created photo galleries displaying historic sites, endangered properties; integrated MailChimp newsletter system.

Senior Web Developer / Web 2.0 Specialist

The Centech Group
$150M International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that is 9001:2008 and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certified. Maturity Level 3 appraisals on over 4,000 federal government contracts. Recruited to participate in the technical response aspect for an NIST contract bid. Assigned to evaluate all technological needs and prepare findings reports, including go-forward recommendations. - Recognized with Centech’s Leadership Award for advancing negotiations and eventual contact signing. - Standardized reporting methods, reduced manual processes, and decreased result analysis time associated with the NTTAA by launching online reporting application used by more than 25 federal agencies to report use of Government Unique Standards and Voluntary Consensus Standards. - Solutions implemented using ColdFusion, MS SQL Server, SQL, Transact-SQL Stored Procedures, HTML, JavaScript, CSS. - Improved functionally and usability of the website by designing new graphics, upgrading content, and improving database data models.
Jan 2001Jan 2003

Web Developer

LTS Corporation
Health and information technology services company specializing in advanced technology to meet the needs of engineering and information resources management industries. Web Developer Joined organization to design, develop, deploy, and maintain Internet applications for external clients. Orchestrated the technological integrations efforts across internal staff, client personnel, and third-party resources to meet client needs. - Enabled researchers to more easily identify relevant search criteria to uncover more relevant technical and program related documents by leading a project to build an online interface to a 70,000 document database. - Ensured web pages met Section 508 Accessibility requirements for the blind and disabled individuals by refactoring and validating more than 2,000 documents under compliancy guidelines. - Reduced web server performance loads up to 50% as an early advocate of standards-based development, utilizing HTML for semantic purposes and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation.



University of Pittsburgh
Jan 1984Jan 1985

Miami University


User Interface Design
Web Project Management
Web Applications
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Microsoft SQL Server
Web Development
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