Albany, New York
matthud@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/thematthewhudson
321-655-9102

Matthew Hudson, Engineering Director

Charismatic, positive technical leader with a passion for building and managing high-performing teams. Proven ability to make sound decisions under ambiguity and consistently meet deadlines.

Experience

Nov 2021 - Current

Pager, Engineering Manager

Nov 2021 - Current
  • Lead a team of backend, frontend, and QA engineers in the development of new features for the company's flagship product.
  • Responsible for driving the team to meet quality and performance standards, and for collaborating with other teams to ensure seamless integration of new features.
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018

Condé Nast, Engineering Manager & Director

Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
  • Managed five managers (total team of ~30 engineers) across Condé's flagship publications; ​Bon Appétit, Traveler, Epicurious, The New Yorker, ​and Vanity Fair.​
  • Collaborated cross-functionally to define department values, redesign the engineering interview process, improve onboarding, and establish a career ladder.
  • Exceeded web speed performance KPIs for all 20+ Condé brands and shared research and insights with the company and industry meetups.
  • Successfully launched three new web verticals (The Hive, Vanities, and HWD) and supported tentpole events such as the Oscars and New Establishment summits.
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Betaworks, Senior Web Engineer & Interim CTO

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Served as the Interim CTO for Kandu and led a team of five developers and rebuilt morale during a challenging leadership transition and major product pivot.
  • Served as the Interim CTO for Quire, working directly with the CEO after a pivot to hire a new team and define the early product roadmap.
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013

Education

Skills

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Node
  • React
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • AdTech
  • Paywalls
  • Platform Migrations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Accessibility
  • Web Performance