Devin

Blais

Seattle, WA
412.867.6418
devinblais@gmail.com

Experience

Textio // Senior Engineer, Engineering Manager

April 2017 - Present
Python, Javascript, Node, React, Flask
  • Hired as a full-stack Senior Engineer to build out the Textio platform
  • Led a team of 3-9 engineers that was responsible for the flagship Textio.com application and internal tooling
  • Helped scale up the company through hiring and process improvements from 30 employees to over 150

Mazlo // CTO

May 2013 - April 2017
Rails 5, Python, Node, Express, Backbone, React, React Native
  • Led a team that built & maintained Mazlo's on-demand coaching service across web, Facebook Messenger, iOS, and Android ecosystems.
  • Managed product & technology in areas such as architecture, languages, product planning strategy, milestones, user research, and business development, across multiple major pivots.
  • Grew technology team from one to seven people and helped in all other key company hires.

Freelance

November 2011 - May 2013
Rails, Python, Javascript, CSS, HTML

Worked on several startups as the first engineer or CTO:

  • Built TadPoll to bring transparency to government by allowing users to understand congressional bills and see how their senators are voting.
  • Started Dabblr, a big data, event discovery and management service.
  • First engineer at Ritani, brought on to help design, build, and launch Ritani.com.
  • Started a travel-discovery company that made it to the final round of YC interviews.

Dashwire // Software Engineer

June 2011 - November 2011
Ruby, Javascript, CSS, HTML
  • Developer lead for DashWire’s smartphone setup application. Left after DashWire was acquired by HTC.

Amazon // Software Engineer

January 2009 - June 2011
Mason, Perl, Javascript, CSS, HTML
  • Developer/designer/ux specialist across organizations within Amazon.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University // Masters of Human Computer Interaction

May 2008 - December 2008

Carnegie Mellon University // BS Information Systems

August 2004 - May 2008

Double Major in Human Computer Interaction