Felix Sargent

San Francisco, CA




+1 (415) 860-6970
Engineering Manager with IC and Product experience. Programmer in Scala, Python, Javascript, with a love for backend services, APIs, DevOps, type safety, observability, logging and testing.

Work Experience


Head of Engineering

Nov 2022 - Current
  • Directed a team of 9 engineers across the Bay Area and Spain, enhancing cross-functional collaboration and productivity.
  • Championed the development of a sophisticated software platform, utilizing Scala Play, Django Python, and React, which led to a 30% increase in platform efficiency.
  • Transitioned to CI/CD with GitHub actions, achieving a 40% reduction in deployment times and enhancing feature reliability.
  • Modernized infrastructure, improving scalability and reducing operational costs by 60%.


Senior Software Engineering Manager

Oct 2021 - Oct 2022
  • Steered the Interfaces and Infrastructure teams, enhancing system interoperability and user experience, and expanded the engineering team by recruiting 13 new members, improving team productivity by 20%.
  • Pioneered the "API First" initiative, significantly improving the external developer experience, and transitioned the team to Agile methodologies, resulting in a 30% improvement in project delivery times.


Senior Engineering Manager

Jun 2020 - Oct 2021
  • Served as Technical Architect for Atlassian University, leading the migration of learning data to a new platform, and managed the Training for Jira marketplace add-on, enhancing product integration and user experience.


Director of Engineering

Oct 2016 - Apr 2020
  • Managed 15 Engineers over two teams overseeing Developer Experience and Core Platform Services
  • Managed the migration to CI/CD and OAuth authentication services, significantly improving security and customer experience.
  • Oversaw the transformation of the MediaMath API portal


Vice President Product

Nov 2015 - Oct 2016
  • Led the product team with a servant leadership philosophy, created product strategy to replace legacy systems, and re-established trust between engineering and sales teams, increasing customer NPS scores by 60%.


Senior Product Manager

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Acted as product owner for Bloomberg Vault Surveillance, implementing technology and policies to capture communications, improving data integrity and security for Bloomberg Terminal users.


Engineering Product Manager

Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
  • Transitioned from Engineer to Technical PM for Rackspace Autoscale and Repose, defining product strategy and roadmaps, and presented Repose at OpenStack 2014, showcasing API Middleware Platform capabilities.


Technical Support Engineer

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010


San Francisco State University

Bachelors Economics

Jan 2007 - 2009
  • President, Economics Students Association
  • Treasurer, SFSU Pre-Law Society
  • Varsity Intercollegiate Policy Debate Team


  • Engineering Management
  • Interview Pipeline Management
  • Mentorship and Coaching
  • Code Review
  • Python (Django)
  • Javascript (React) / NodeJS
  • Scala (Play)
  • DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes, AWS)
  • REST API Design (Stoplight)
  • Observability (Honeycomb, Sentry, DataDog)
  • Product Management (Jira, Linear)


Center for Election Science

Chair of the Board

2017 - 2024

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the way we vote

  • CES changed the way Fargo, ND, and St. Louis, MO elect their leaders
  • Recruited new board members, coordinated strategic donors, and raised grants for the organization
  • “Berkeley's City Council's switch to 're-weighted range voting' adds fairness to the system” Opinion Piece in Berkeleyside
  • Letter to the Editor in The Economist
  • “Chaos reigns in San Francisco’s redistricting. Here’s a better way to do things” Opinion Piece in The San Francisco Chronicle

The Product Group


2015 - 2017