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.

Experience

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

BodeTree
/ 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

Education

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