Jon Sakas

Software Engineer & Technology Leader
Denver, Colorado
Charismatic, positive team leader and forward-thinking developer with marketing knowledge. Balances a broad range of technical capabilities and insights with authentic consumer understanding and creative approaches to marketing problems.

Work Experience


Principal Software Engineer

Feb 2022 - Current
  • Work together with various teams across the organization to enhance the coordination of development activities for several web applications.
  • Partner with the product and design teams to brainstorm, create prototypes, and develop functionalities for the main conversational marketing product.
  • Ensure the delivery of product features that adhere to high standards of code quality, are well-tested, and thoroughly documented.
  • Oversee and improve the tools for web architecture, including mono-repositories and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Write technical documentation by following the internal Request for Comments (RFC) procedure.
  • Lead the Web Guild, a team of 5 developers, and represent the web team on the Architecture Guild, contributing to strategic planning and decision-making processes.

Guest House


Feb 2021 - Feb 2022
  • Responsible for the end to end delivery and maintenance of web apps and product infrastructure
  • Work directly with marketing, operations, and design teams to ensure products meet business demands
  • Architect and oversee software development, infrastructure, quality control, and developer operations
  • Budget, evaluate, and onboard new technology solutions for internal use
  • Hire, train, and manage team of full-stack software engineers
  • Mentor and grow talent as a software leader



2019 - Current

Building high performance, accessible, beautiful websites and web apps.


Engineering Manager

2018 - 2019
  • Managed team of 9 full stack software engineers.
  • Led development for the completion of new product initiatives.
  • Ran all agile ceremonies including planning, backlog maintenance, sprint review, and daily standup.
  • Regular codebase contributions alongside leadership duties


Senior Software Engineer

2014 - 2018
  • Lead maintainer for flagship e-commerce product which serves over 5 million users.
  • Built frontend component library (Beatport UI) which currently powers 5 production applications.
  • Architected and deployed Content Management System for internal and external parties.

Digital Evolution Group

UI Engineer

2014 - 2014
  • Created mobile optimized front-end applications for web and email.
  • Work with strategic and creative teams to produce content that was both user-friendly and forward thinking to maximize campaign success.
  • Collaborated with marketing managers to brainstorm impactful campaigns
  • Creatively matched marketing goals with appropriate technical plans

Merkle, Inc.

Solution Developer

2010 - 2014

Led a team of developers and worked alongside marketing managers to come up with and execute mobile optimized, device-driven marketing campaigns for some of the world’s best-known brands.

  • Technical lead for a team of 10 developers
  • Collaborated with marketing managers to brainstorm impactful campaigns
  • Creatively matched marketing goals with appropriate technical plans
  • Developed and maintained a proprietary web application for internal use

Web Development, Graphic Design

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • PostCSS
  • CSS-in-JS
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Vue
  • Backbone
  • jQuery
  • Babel
  • Webpack
  • Grunt
  • Gulp
  • REST
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch

Computer Programming, Database

  • Next.JS
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • Node
  • Express
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • PostgresQL
  • GraphQL
  • NoSQL
  • Linux
  • Shell
  • Bash
  • Docker
  • Compose
  • Vagrant
  • GCP
  • AWS
  • Firebase

Workflow, Productivity

  • Test-Driven Development
  • Continous Integration & Delivery
  • Git
  • Agile
  • Kanban

Marketing, CRM, Analytics

  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot
  • Twilio
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget)
  • SendGrid
  • Segment
  • Looker