Kevin Ferguson

Saas Engineer, Engineering Leader, Business Connector

My Saas experience spans two decades and with it comes the experience necessary to help companies of all sizes grow and meet their goals. I am an ambitious yet realistic engineering leader with a passion for building great software and exceeding customer expectations.

My super powers include architecting scalable, maintainable, and reliable software solutions, building teams, mentoring engineers, and managing budgets.

Kevin Ferguson

Work

Experience

  • Bentobox (Acquired)

    Bentobox (Acquired)

    Vice President of Engineering

    Sep 2019 - Present

    Through websites, online ordering, marketing tools, POS, and payment systems, The BentoBox Marketing & Commerce Platform helps restaurants around the world create the best hospitality experiences possible.

    • Oversaw Mobile & Web Product Engineering, ML, Quality Control, Dev-ops, and Data Eng.
    • Tech included - Python, react, Typescript, Swift, postgres, terraform, Ansible, AWS, dbt, Stitch, Snowflake, Looker.
    • Collaborated with Head of Product to define the vision and roadmap for the Product and Engineering team.
    • Determined goals, KPI’s, and standards to ensure high performance and high quality delivery by the team.
    • Rapidly scaled multi-site globally distributed engineering organization.
    • Scaled ARR through release of multiple product offerings.
    • Performed technical due diligence for acquisitions.
    • Prepared and managed $MM engineering annual operating plan.
    • Acquired by Fiserv
  • Vettery

    Vettery

    Director of Engineering

    Sep 2018 - Sep 2019

    On a mission is to empower connections between ambitious people and teams.

    • Oversaw engineering efforts for full stack solutions across microservices using React, Python, Postgres, AWS
    • Collaborated with Head of Product, Design, and ML teams to define tech roadmap and ensure operational excellence.
    • Collaborated with Finance, HR, and Recruiting to hire and grow the engineering team.
    • Established appropriate processes to assure on time and high-quality deliverables.
  • Unified (acquired)

    Unified (acquired)

    Head of Engineering - Audience Intelligence

    Sep 2015 - Sep 2018

    A best in class team of digital experts leveraging purpose built technology to deliver operational excellence and insights across paid social, programmatic, OTT and digital audio.

    • Partnered with Product Management to coordinate technical and product roadmap with business strategy.
    • Directed multiple engineering teams and supervised design, implementation, and deployment of full-stack solutions across microservices including front-end user interfaces, back-end rest APIs, AI APIs, and a data pipeline platform.
    • Tech included - AWS, Neo4j, RDS, Redshift, Java, Python, Node, React, Jenkins
    • Established hiring goals, interviewed, on-boarded, and mentored engineers of all levels as well as engineering managers.
    • Partnered closely with the executive team to gain context and communicate risk and progress.
    • Acquired by iHeart media
  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley

    Vice President of User Interface Component Development

    Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

    At Morgan Stanley, clients come first. The mission is to help individuals, families, institutions and governments raise, manage and distribute the capital they need to achieve their goals

    • Planned technical upgrades for a reusable library of components.
    • Managed a team of engineers in development using AngularJS, Karma, Jasmine, and PhantomJS.
    • Promoted continuous integration through the use of gulp, Jenkins, and selenium.
  • Audible, Inc.

    Audible, Inc.

    Tech Lead Manager

    Mar 2012 - Sep 2014

    Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives.

    • Planned and executed technical upgrades for Audible.com, mobile.audible.com and Kindle storefront.
    • Worked closely with product managers to manage scope and provide realistic timelines.
    • Lead a team of engineers in development using Java, html, css, javascript, Angular, AWS services.
  • Vanguard

    Vanguard

    Software Engineer and Lead Engineer

    Jun 2003 - Feb 2012

    We are a community of 50 million who think—and feel—differently about investing. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.Since our founding in 1975, helping investors achieve their goals has been our main reason for existence. At Vanguard, we’re built differently. Vanguard is investor-owned, meaning the fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard. When you’re surrounded by people who care about the same things, things tend to fall into place.With no other parties to answer to and therefore no conflicting loyalties, we make every decision—including keeping investing costs as low as possible—with your needs in mind. Because of our unique structure, your goals align with our goals. Whether you’re investing for your first house, college for your kids, or a comfortable retirement, you can be confident we’re on your side. That’s the value of ownership!Community guidelines: vgi.vg/sgl1

    • Lead a team of engineers to create and maintain a reusable library of components based on JSF, Java, and JavaScript.
    • Streamlined interaction between Design and Development by creating templates and a clean deliverable handoff process.
    • Converted a VB6 application to a .NET Application and resolved bugs in third party code which was critical to the on-time project delivery.

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