Ben Youngblood

Software Engineer

Self-motivated, detail-oriented software engineer with a passion for quality, usability, and reliability.

Extensive experience with designing, building, testing, and deploying web and mobile SaaS products. Non-technical strengths include business and team development, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.


/ Staff Software Engineer
April 2020 - Current
    Yellow Express
    / Global CTO
    September 2019 - March 2020
    • Created a global business and technology strategy to expand a small Sydney-based transportation and logistics company to the United States and the rest of Australia

    • Rapidly developed and launched a technology platform including custom web and native mobile apps to facilitate on-demand bookings, appointments, job tracking, customer invoicing, and driver payments

    • Opened the first US-based Yellow Express branch in Denver, Colorado, reaching branch-level profitability within 90 days after launch

    / Chief Technology Officer
    January 2016 - November 2019
    • Designed and developed a custom software suite to provide small businesses and franchises with solutions for financial management, business development, and compliance and risk management

    • Integrated with major US banks to provide enterprise-class financial analytics tools to small businesses

    Colony American Homes
    / Engineering Manager
    July 2014 - January 2016
    • Developed custom ETL and reporting tools, including the industry's fastest solution for extracting data from Yardi Voyager, enabling key reports for managers and executives to be generated in real-time

    • Built custom online rental application with a focus on accessibility and ease of use, resulting in a 30% increase in application completion rate

    • Oversaw development of an IoT-based self-showing program to enable qualified prospective residents to tour a property without requiring a rental agent to be present

    Synapse Studios
    / Senior Developer
    January 2013 - June 2014
    • Engaged directly with clients to produce top-quality software within time and budget constraints

    • Implemented industry best practices such as unit testing, continuous integration and deployment, and SOLID engineering principles

    • Mentored team members with a focus on skills and career development


    University of Arizona
    / B.S.B.A in Management Information Systems
    August 2008 - May 2012
    • Minor in Computer Science

    • GPA: 3.72, magna cum laude