Hello, I'm Jarod Stewart

Software Engineering Manager | Entrepreneurial | Always learning | Fun Lovin' Guy

Boulder, Colorado


AWS & Serverless
Micro-Service Architecture
Agile Methodologies

Social Profiles


I am product-focused, a technical problem solver, a logic based decision maker, and I'm not afraid to dig into new technologies (if they will solve the problem best).

I consider myself entrepreneurially oriented and love startups. I’m an avid Hacker News reader and Product Hunter; anything to stay up to date on the latest and greatest.

I co-founded Reactor Inc. developers of Winston for iPhone, an app that further connects you to your friends and world around you. We created an audio visual experience to absorb content that we typically read from social media or news sites. I was the second member of the team and hacked together a PHP prototype and then later a Node.js build during DreamIt Ventures’ NYC 2012 program.

Since then, I've been working at startups around the Boulder, Colorado area, including SendGrid, Conspire, Simple Energy, and Yonomi.

I'm a Software Engineering Manager at Yonomi

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I studied and worked at...


Software Engineering Manager

Growing teams & engineers

Giving engineers & tech leads the tools, confidence, and motivation to make wise decisions.

Maintain a balance between building sustainable high-impact projects and shipping quickly.

Instilling best practices and providing coaching and mentorship.


July 2019 - Present

Senior Software Engineer

I built features and tools from thought to production. Was an early champion of Agile Methodologies, TDD, CI/CD, and instilling engineering best practices.

  • Typescript with GraphQL & Serverless
  • DynamoDB
  • Jest
  • CI/CD, CircleCI
  • Yonomi

    July 2017 - July 2019

    Senior Software Engineer

    Designing and Architecting new serverless microservice architecture for ease of product development.

    Created design proposals for new microservice based architecture that allowed the company be more agile in new product development.

    Developed Simple Energy's Rebates as a Service, improving margins and cutting costs by implementing on AWS Lambda with Zappa.

    Simple Energy

    January 2017 - July 2017

    Software Engineer

    Building features and tools from thought to production.

  • Python, Django, Flask
  • Celery, RabitMQ, Redis
  • JavaScript, Gulp
  • Postgres, MySQL, NoSQL
  • Simple Energy

    March 2016 – January 2017

    Software Engineer

    Building features and tools from thought to production.

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Angular
  • Coffeescript
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq
  • Heroku
  • Conspire

    December 2014 – November 2015

    Software Engineer

    Creating SendGrid Internal tools and services.

  • Ruby on Rails
  • TDD
  • MySQL
  • Getting my toes wet with Go
  • SendGrid

    October 2013 – November 2014

    Associate Software Engineer

    Created tools and processes to efficiently scale customer support efforts while also providing excellent customer service by responding to technical support requests.


    February 2013 – October 2013

    Co-Founder and Backend Engineer

    Winston is your well-informed friend who reports the news you care about from your social streams and favorite news feeds. He delivers personalized news and social content as a narrated, audiovisual presentation that you can enjoy on your iPhone.

    We used Node.js and MongoDB.

    We were accepted into DreamIt Venture's NYC 2012 startup accelerator program.

  • REST API design in Node.js
  • MongoDB architecture
  • AWS (EC2, S3, Route53, etc.)
  • Social Network APIs (fb, twitter)
  • Agile dev environment
  • News aggregation and abstract generation
  • Experienced with many other APIs. (ESPN, Wunderground, Yahoo misc., Google misc., etc.)
  • Reactor Labs

    October 2011 – November 2012

    Test Automation Student Contractor

    Designed and enhanced internal web based applications and test tools in ASP.NET, PHP, Javascript and XSL/XML.

    Programmed with in-house test scripting language and Java to stress-test high-performance storage systems.

    Test Automation Lab Administrator, duties included: maintaining documents, maintenance, troubleshooting hardware and software errors, installations, orders and developed a web-based tool to manage hardware and power consumption.

    I used and learned a lot of tools: Java, PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript, XML/XSL

    LSI Corporation

    August 2008 – May 2010


    Bachelors of Arts in Economics

    Studying Economics allowed me to develop my analytical skills and allowed me to continue playing around with computer science stuff on the side, from my internship at LSI to many different programming classes.

    University of Colorado at Boulder


    Contact Me

    Reach out, let's grab some Ozo.