Albany, New York

Matthew Hudson, Engineering Manager

Engineering Leader with 10+ years experience, a track record of building engaged cultures, and a knack for finding sensible solutions to ambiguous requirements while delivering under deadline.

Work Experience

Nov 2021 - Current

Pager, Engineering Manager

Nov 2021 - Current

Lead a product engineering team composed on Backend, Frontend, and QA engineers focused on developing features for our primary product.

Jul 2018 - Oct 2021
Oct 2016 - Jul 2018

Condé Nast, Co/Lab, Engineering Director

Oct 2016 - Jul 2018

Managed managers (five directs, total team of ~25-30 engineers) across some of Condé's flagship publications; ​Bon Appétit, Traveler, Epicurious, The New Yorker, ​and Vanity Fair.​

  • Effectively staffed and built diverse teams who could continue to advance our products even in my absence.
  • Fostered a collaborative work environment by combating a legacy "hero culture."
  • Collaborated with my counterparts to; define department values, redesign engineering interview process (hire faster and better), improve onboarding (get new employees up-to-speed faster), and establish career ladder.
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Condé Nast, Vanity Fair, Engineering Manager

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Earned the trust and respect of my stakeholders through effective staffing (a team of 4-7), prioritizing tasks that positively impacted readers, and then achieving Vanity Fair’s digital objectives.

  • Collaborated with product and design, as well as reporters, photographers and editors in the newsroom throughout the full product lifecycle.
  • Stabilized team engineering standards, process, and velocity.
  • Created opportunities for engineers to own aspects of development aligned with their passions and career goals.
  • Successfully completed (and ahead of schedule), three new web verticals (The Hive, Vanities, and HWD), alongside tentpole events including the Oscars and New Establishment summits.
  • Surpassed web performance KPIs ahead of all 20+ Condé brands, evangelized our research and findings both company-wide and within the industry via conferences and meetups.
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015

Betaworks, Katapult Studios (née Kandu), Interim CTO

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015

Led a team of three-to-five developers and rebuilt morale during a difficult leadership transition and major product pivot.

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

Betaworks, Quire (née Alphaworks), Interim CTO

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

Worked directly with the CEO after a company pivot to build a new engineering team while also stabilizing early product roadmap.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Betaworks, Katapult Studios (née Kandu), Senior Web Application Developer

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Contributed to the architecture, development, and maintenance of several high-stakes web properties.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013

Adecco, Software Engineer

Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

R3Global, Software Engineer

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011



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