Devin

Blais

Seattle, WA
412.867.6418
devinblais@gmail.com

Experience

Remitly // Engineering Manager

March 2020 - Present
Java, Go, React Native
  • Led engineering for Remitly’s first new initiative outside their core business
  • Managed and grew the engineering team across four squads from junior (SDE1) to Principal engineers (SDE4)
  • Oversaw feature development on all parts of the banking platform, internal tooling, fraud systems, and acquisition funnels
  • Implemented and ran team processes for prioritization, bug triaging, sprint planning, operational excellence, and bi-weekly all-engineering meetings

Textio // Senior Engineer, Engineering Manager

April 2017 - March 2020
Python, Javascript, Node, React, Flask
  • Led the engineering team that was responsible for the flagship Textio.com application and internal tooling
  • Drove cultural changes throughout the company by introduction of ice breakers, retros, and other process improvements
  • Helped scale up the company through diverse hiring and process improvements from 30 employees to over 150
  • Lead engineer for features across the platform including the use of templates, read-only mode, and tooling to greatly enhanced developer productivity

Mazlo // CTO

May 2013 - April 2017
Rails 5, Python, Node, Express, Backbone, React, React Native
  • Built several products, taking them from idea, to MVP, to successful launch (MRR)
  • Established, grew, and led the 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.

Freelance

November 2011 - May 2013
Rails, Python, Javascript, CSS, HTML
  • Built TadPoll to bring transparency to government.
  • Started Dabblr, a big data, event discovery and management service.
  • First engineer at Ritani, brought on to help design, build, and launch Ritani.com.

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 // BS Information Systems, MS Human Computer Interaction
August 2004 - December 2008

Double Major in Human Computer Interaction