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Matthew Hudson, Director of Engineering

Seasoned web engineer and people-centric manager with a knack for building & nurturing high-performing product teams.


Sep 2023 - Current

Code & Theory, Director of Engineering

Sep 2023 - Current
Nov 2021 - Jun 2023

Pager, Engineering Manager

Nov 2021 - Jun 2023

Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, React, Storybook, TailwindCSS, AWS, GCP, Spinnaker, Docker, Kubernetes, MongoDB, RESTful APIs, GraphQL

  • Steered a geographically dispersed fullstack team of nine backend, frontend, and QA engineers, fostering innovation and strategic enhancements in Pager’s digital healthcare solutions.
  • Conceived and implemented a comprehensive Design System, dramatically accelerating workflows, enhancing cross-team collaboration, and increasing overall productivity.
  • Regularly communicated project status updates to senior leadership and ensured timely delivery within set budgets.
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018

Condé Nast, Director of Engineering

Oct 2015 - Jul 2018

Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, TypeScript, SASS, PHP, React, Storybook, Styled Components, Wordpress, AWS, Jenkins, Docker, RESTful APIs, GraphQL, Hapi

  • Orchestrated a geographically dispersed team of 25+ engineers across five managers, responsible for Condé's marquee publications: Bon Appétit, Traveler, Epicurious, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair.
  • Led the web performance working group. Coordinated experiments, analyzed results, and disseminated learnings department-wide, delivering monthly reports to both the C-suite and editorial leadership.
  • Drove a successful technical strategy in response to a critical Trump tweet that translated into a 100 fold increase in Vanity Fair subscriptions (13,000 subscribers within 24 hours).
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to optimize AdTech and Paywall strategies, tripling paid subscriptions YOY.
  • Spearheaded the migration of The New Yorker from WordPress to an internal platform, effectively managing the technological change affecting tens of millions of monthly page views.
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Betaworks, Director of Engineering

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Python, Backbone/Marionette, AWS, RESTful APIs

  • Stepped in as Interim CTO for two startups, Kandu & AlphaWorks, partnering with CEOs to recruit teams, stabilize platforms, and chart technical & product strategies.
  • Spearheaded the creation and scaling of robust distributed systems, guaranteeing consistent stability, resilience, and peak performance.
  • Managed a team of five developers, preserving team morale during a challenging product transition.



People's Voice / Web, Magazine: The New Yorker
Webby Awards · 2017 & 2019
People's Voice / Web, Magazine: Epicurious
Webby Awards · 2018
Web, Magazine: The New Yorker
Webby Awards · 2017 & 2019
Web, Magazine: Vanity Fair
Webby Awards · 2018
Web, Magazine: Epicurious
Webby Awards · 2018
Condé Nast Creativity Award
Condé Nast · 2016