Ye Wang

Former Co-Founder & CTO at Cedar Systems, early engineer at Maven, former VP of Engineering at Agilis Commerce

Serial entrepreneur (all startup career, joined 14x founded one) and engineer. Former founder at a venture backed vSaaS startup and built the engineering team and a SMB feature complete product for under 2 years. Former and founding VP of Engineering at Agilis Commerce (a leading chemical commerce platform), early engineer at Maven Clinic (a category defining healthcare Unicorn). Dedicated open source contributor for over a decade. Proud GitHub Arctic Code Vault badge holder.

Ye Wang

Experience

  • 40grid

    40grid

    Consultant

    Apr 2024 - May 2024

    40grid is liberating field-service companies by modernizing and automating their operations. Every 40grid customer has vast, unrealized potential (in terms of growth, profitability, customer satisfaction, stakeholder happiness, and social contribution). Our mission is to enable customers to mine the potential in every facet of their businesses by using 40grid software to overcome operational constraints that were imposed by our predecessors and/or were otherwise unconquerable without 40grid software. We enable field-service companies to realize unprecedented efficiency and growth by using an utterly modern, extensible, business-operations platform built on the latest technologies.We embrace collaboration, learning, solving problems and evolving operational software toward perfection so our customers are free to focus on doing what they really love - plying their trades and returning balance to their lives.We’re always looking for talented humans who are interested in building the future. If you’re interested in working at 40grid, we’d be happy to chat!Contact us at jobs@40grid.com

    • Special project planning, mentorship/coaching and strategic advisory.
  • 40grid

    40grid

    Consultant

    Apr 2024 - May 2024

    40grid is liberating field-service companies by modernizing and automating their operations. Every 40grid customer has vast, unrealized potential (in terms of growth, profitability, customer satisfaction, stakeholder happiness, and social contribution). Our mission is to enable customers to mine the potential in every facet of their businesses by using 40grid software to overcome operational constraints that were imposed by our predecessors and/or were otherwise unconquerable without 40grid software. We enable field-service companies to realize unprecedented efficiency and growth by using an utterly modern, extensible, business-operations platform built on the latest technologies.We embrace collaboration, learning, solving problems and evolving operational software toward perfection so our customers are free to focus on doing what they really love - plying their trades and returning balance to their lives.We’re always looking for talented humans who are interested in building the future. If you’re interested in working at 40grid, we’d be happy to chat!Contact us at jobs@40grid.com

    • Special project planning, mentorship/coaching and strategic advisory.
  • Cedar Systems

    Cedar Systems

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Sep 2021 - Mar 2024

    Cedar Systems is a modern software company building business management tools for the pest control industry.

    • Cedar pest software platform is the modern choice for pest managers. We Use drag and drop, data visuals, and powerful automations all in one place. Cedar Pest Software is the one-true-source for managing your pest control business: simply and intuitive UI, data visualization, powerful automations. We handle scheduling & routing, payment processing, CRM, mobile, reporting, all in one platform.
  • Cedar Systems

    Cedar Systems

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Sep 2021 - Mar 2024

    Cedar Systems is a modern software company building business management tools for the pest control industry.

    • Cedar pest software platform is the modern choice for pest managers. We Use drag and drop, data visuals, and powerful automations all in one place. Cedar Pest Software is the one-true-source for managing your pest control business: simply and intuitive UI, data visualization, powerful automations. We handle scheduling & routing, payment processing, CRM, mobile, reporting, all in one platform.
  • Agilis Chemicals

    Agilis Chemicals

    VP of Engineering

    Jun 2019 - Sep 2021

    Agilis is a commerce platform, purpose-built for the chemical industry. Agilis offers a cloud-based software solution that allows chemical producers and distributors to build their own branded secure portal. We provide marketing, leads, workflows, and integrations with other enterprise systems. Our members enjoy streamlined operations and access to new customers. Agilis streamlines existing business processes, bringing transparency and efficiency without disrupting established relationships. Our mission is to simplify and automate transactions along every step of the value chain for all players – buyers, distributors, and producers.Join the Agilis community today, and see how we can help grow your business using digital technology and data science. Visit us at: https://agilischemicals.com

    • Agilis provides a purposely built B2B commerce SaaS platform for the Chemical Industry. We help producers, distributors and buyers to digitize their workflow and bring offline transactions online. We are proud of what we have built and we think this is long overdue for the Chemicals space. Check us out! https://agiliscommerce.com/platform
  • Agilis Chemicals

    Agilis Chemicals

    VP of Engineering

    Jun 2019 - Sep 2021

    Agilis is a commerce platform, purpose-built for the chemical industry. Agilis offers a cloud-based software solution that allows chemical producers and distributors to build their own branded secure portal. We provide marketing, leads, workflows, and integrations with other enterprise systems. Our members enjoy streamlined operations and access to new customers. Agilis streamlines existing business processes, bringing transparency and efficiency without disrupting established relationships. Our mission is to simplify and automate transactions along every step of the value chain for all players – buyers, distributors, and producers.Join the Agilis community today, and see how we can help grow your business using digital technology and data science. Visit us at: https://agilischemicals.com

    • Agilis provides a purposely built B2B commerce SaaS platform for the Chemical Industry. We help producers, distributors and buyers to digitize their workflow and bring offline transactions online. We are proud of what we have built and we think this is long overdue for the Chemicals space. Check us out! https://agiliscommerce.com/platform
  • Maven Clinic

    Maven Clinic

    Lead Platform Engineer

    Jun 2015 - Jul 2019

    Maven is the largest virtual clinic for women's and family health, offering continuous, holistic care for fertility and family building through maternity, parenting, pediatrics and menopause. Maven's award-winning digital programs are trusted by leading employers and health plans to reduce costs and drive better maternal health outcomes, as well as enhance DE&I in benefits programs. Founded in 2014 by CEO Kate Ryder, Maven has been recognized as Fast Company's #1 Most Innovative Health Company and has grown to 15 million lives covered. Maven has raised $300 million in funding from leading investors including General Catalyst, Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Dragoneer Investment Group and Lux Capital. Want to join in keeping healthcare human? We're hiring! Check out our open roles at mavenclinic.com/careers.

    • Telemedicine for Women is here! Connecting patients and customers with doctors / practitioners / specialists and help their needs to get immediate and convenient professional care.
  • Maven Clinic

    Maven Clinic

    Lead Platform Engineer

    Jun 2015 - Jul 2019

    Maven is the largest virtual clinic for women's and family health, offering continuous, holistic care for fertility and family building through maternity, parenting, pediatrics and menopause. Maven's award-winning digital programs are trusted by leading employers and health plans to reduce costs and drive better maternal health outcomes, as well as enhance DE&I in benefits programs. Founded in 2014 by CEO Kate Ryder, Maven has been recognized as Fast Company's #1 Most Innovative Health Company and has grown to 15 million lives covered. Maven has raised $300 million in funding from leading investors including General Catalyst, Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Dragoneer Investment Group and Lux Capital. Want to join in keeping healthcare human? We're hiring! Check out our open roles at mavenclinic.com/careers.

    • Telemedicine for Women is here! Connecting patients and customers with doctors / practitioners / specialists and help their needs to get immediate and convenient professional care.
  • Bookspan, LLC

    Bookspan, LLC

    VP of Cloud Infrastructure

    Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

    For nearly 90 years, our book clubs have played a distinct and important role in the book industry. Today, we are an e-commerce company focused on transforming our clubs into differentiated, digitally native services that are relevant for today's serious readers. We are a team of creative problem solvers who have a lifelong passion for books and reading. We use technology to create great experiences for readers, and new opportunities for authors and publishers.

    • * Co-leading the transition from physical hardwares in leased data centers to a fully running e-commerce platform as well as back office applications in AWS cloud.
    • * Owning and leading cloud infrastructure buildout plan and IT support team
    • * Helping business operations teams, creative team as well as marketing team in cloud based workflow
    • * Vendor management and budget management
    • * Hands-on coding and anchoring on major projects and deliverables
  • Bookspan, LLC

    Bookspan, LLC

    VP of Cloud Infrastructure

    Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

    For nearly 90 years, our book clubs have played a distinct and important role in the book industry. Today, we are an e-commerce company focused on transforming our clubs into differentiated, digitally native services that are relevant for today's serious readers. We are a team of creative problem solvers who have a lifelong passion for books and reading. We use technology to create great experiences for readers, and new opportunities for authors and publishers.

    • * Co-leading the transition from physical hardwares in leased data centers to a fully running e-commerce platform as well as back office applications in AWS cloud.
    • * Owning and leading cloud infrastructure buildout plan and IT support team
    • * Helping business operations teams, creative team as well as marketing team in cloud based workflow
    • * Vendor management and budget management
    • * Hands-on coding and anchoring on major projects and deliverables
  • Bookspan, LLC

    Bookspan, LLC

    Director of Engineering

    Jan 2014 - Apr 2015

    For nearly 90 years, our book clubs have played a distinct and important role in the book industry. Today, we are an e-commerce company focused on transforming our clubs into differentiated, digitally native services that are relevant for today's serious readers. We are a team of creative problem solvers who have a lifelong passion for books and reading. We use technology to create great experiences for readers, and new opportunities for authors and publishers.

    • Develop and propose a detailed plan for how to migrate from the existing architecture to a new architecture which utilizes lower cost, open-source technologies and a service-oriented approach (if/where appropriate).
    • Oversee and actively participate in the front-end and back-end engineering efforts on Magento Enterprise E-commerce platform.
    • Manage the existing engineering team, also recruit and grow the team to meet continuously evolving technology needs.
    • Lead the development of an engineering culture at the Company. Develop the processes and tools required to support the successful development and deployment of software.
  • Bookspan, LLC

    Bookspan, LLC

    Director of Engineering

    Jan 2014 - Apr 2015

    For nearly 90 years, our book clubs have played a distinct and important role in the book industry. Today, we are an e-commerce company focused on transforming our clubs into differentiated, digitally native services that are relevant for today's serious readers. We are a team of creative problem solvers who have a lifelong passion for books and reading. We use technology to create great experiences for readers, and new opportunities for authors and publishers.

    • Develop and propose a detailed plan for how to migrate from the existing architecture to a new architecture which utilizes lower cost, open-source technologies and a service-oriented approach (if/where appropriate).
    • Oversee and actively participate in the front-end and back-end engineering efforts on Magento Enterprise E-commerce platform.
    • Manage the existing engineering team, also recruit and grow the team to meet continuously evolving technology needs.
    • Lead the development of an engineering culture at the Company. Develop the processes and tools required to support the successful development and deployment of software.
  • PerformLine, Inc.

    Director of Engineering

    Mar 2013 - Jan 2014

    PerformLine is a leading provider of compliance technology that empowers organizations to mitigate regulatory risk across their sales and marketing channels, including the web, calls, messages, emails, documents, and social media. PerformLine automates the path to discover, monitor, and mitigate consumer protection risks and ensure brand safety. The PerformLine SaaS platform features full workflow capabilities, real-time analytics, remediation, monitoring, and archiving while providing significant time and cost savings by automating compliance activities across channels and departments. Visit http://www.PerformLine.com for more information.

    • PerformLine, a SaaS company, delivers 360° compliance monitoring, discovery, and work flow management services through PerformMatch™ the industry’s only independent platform. PerformMatch monitors for regulatory and brand compliance across multiple channels while documenting the entire compliance process, including remediation, within one platform.
    • * Managed and leaded a small team rearchitected legacy system into a plug-in modular platform and developed innovative product features as well as new services via deep web parsing technologies tailored for a few different industries.
    • * Set out technology vision and laid out roadmap for building more intelligent web application with NLP and machine learning.
    • * Negotiated and managed engineering related service contracts with outside vendors.
    • * Analyzed Amazon AWS spending and implemented an aggressive cost cutting plan by utilizing multiple approaches of resolutions.
    • * Full hands-on coding as well as coaching on the FOSS application stack from front to back with jQuery, CSS3/HTML5, Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Celery, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, Fabric, Selenium and hosted on Amazon Cloud (AWS).
    • * Helped organized and supported local Python / Django development community events.
  • AOL / Ad.com / Sponsored Listings

    AOL / Ad.com / Sponsored Listings

    Senior Software Engineer

    Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

    Sixty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we’re reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it. When you join our Walmart family of brands (Sam's Club, Bonobos, Moosejaw and many more!), you’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. We are ecstatic to have been named a Great Place to Work® Certified May 2023 – May 2024, Disability: IN 2023 Best Places to Work, and Fast Company 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators 2023. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and build a career you’re proud of.

    • Front-End Architect for Ad network admin UI facelift. jQuery, jQuery UI, Backbone.js, HTML 5 / CSS 3 / Git / Node.js / CoffeeScript
  • AOL / StudioNow

    AOL / StudioNow

    Senior Software Engineer

    Jun 2011 - Oct 2012

    Create any content, anywhere. StudioNow offers extensive creative production services, expanding your team’s capacity for projects of all sizes, including photography, video, editing, events, influencer campaigns, and more. Our platform and expert team streamline your production workflow, eliminating the inefficiencies tied to traditional third-party methods.

    • B2B Video content production platform built with LAMP stack, specifically Python, Django, MySQL, AWS / AOL Cloud Computing and other Free / Open Source Software tools.
    • Read our story on IBM Developer Works: http://j.mp/tFFhRk
  • ShermansTravel

    ShermansTravel

    Senior Developer

    Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

    ShermansTravel Media LLC is a leading publisher of hand-picked travel deals and money-saving destination advice, providing ideas, resources, and inspiration for travel planning at ShermansTravel.com. Founded by James Sherman in 2002, the company has built a loyal audience among travelers searching for the best travel deals for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and car rentals. Its editors aggregate and curate hundreds of travel deals each week, publishing the top picks in the weekly ShermansTravel Top 25 newsletter, the company’s flagship product, sent to 4 million subscribers every Wednesday. Hundreds of additional deals are listed on ShermansTravel.com, where travelers will find in-depth editor reviews of select deals. With the site's price comparison tool, travelers can find the best price from multiple travel providers with a single search. Users will also discover over 600 "money-saving tips" for popular destinations, as well as the popular Top 10 lists. The ShermansTravel Blog portal includes 13 popular categories including: Savvy Flyer, Smart Luxury, Cruise News, and Amenity Watch. The company’s unique combination of travel deals and editorial expertise has led to many syndication partnerships including The New York Times, USA Today, Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, Fodor’s, and AOL.

    • Ad/deal servers, data analytics engineering, cloud computing, team building.
  • NYSE Euronext

    NYSE Euronext

    Web Engineer

    May 2010 - Oct 2010

    The New York Stock Exchange is where icons and disruptors come to build on their success and shape the future. We’ve created the world’s largest and most trusted equities exchange, the leading ETF exchange and the world’s most deterministic trading technology. Our data, technology and expertise help today’s leaders and tomorrow’s visionaries capitalize on opportunity in the public markets.

    • Enterprise Web Engineer / Drupal Developer. Help taking Drupal to the next level in the enterprise market.
  • Tablet Inc

    Tablet Inc

    LAMP Developer / Python

    Sep 2008 - Mar 2010

    Tablet is all about discovering the world's most extraordinary hotels — places where you'll find a memorable experience, not just a room for the night. For 20+ years we’ve scoured the earth, evaluating hotels that meet our high standards across every price point, creating a hand-picked selection that’s proven and inspired. In fact, our painstaking curation led to Michelin making us the official hotel selection of their legendary MICHELIN Guide. The MICHELIN Guide had always been a benchmark in gastronomy. Now it’s setting the same standard for hotels. Our mission is to open doors to places people will love that they might not have found on their own, extraordinary places that reflect the beauty and diversity of the world. Our team believes that travel brings people of all backgrounds together. Our hotels provide an unforgettable backdrop for that union. Headquartered in New York City, we operate in eight languages, with thousands of incredible hotels located in over a hundred different countries. And if you really want to take it to the next level, our Tablet Plus Travel Club provides VIP upgrades and amenities at hundreds of our properties. Interested in joining our team? Head over to our careers page for current job openings. https://www.tablethotels.com/en/careers

    • Building the most authoritative online source on unique luxury hotels, boutique hotels, luxury goods and services, travel guides worldwide.
    • Took part in as an early in-house developer revamping/refactoring/building enterprise level infrastructure and platform based on LAMP stack (FreeBSD / Apache / MySQL / Python) among state-of-the-art F/OSS and technologies.
    • Excellent understanding and fluent in Python programming language as well as web frameworks, architectures and packages: Webware Python Application Server, Pythong Server Page (Python Servlet), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) and Object Oriented Python (OOP)
    • Experience with Lucene/Solr full-text search engine and developing indexing for user-generated content / data from social networking web applications
    • Hands-on experience with major Cloud computing web services, such as Amazon S3 storage engine, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Rackspace Cloud, Nirvanix Cloud. Utilized these cloud computing offerings to revamp the media storage infrastructure.
    • Hands-on experience with Goolge Static Map API and integrated map images into email newsletters.
    • Built and maintained Social Networking Site (SNS) features like trips, inbox, premium membership payment services (using CyberSource as the credit card payment gateway).
    • Developed strategies to improve incremental MySQL database schema change set management and developed tools to facilitate the release process.
    • Familiar with building location based services as well as hands-on experience with building location management data structure to support location based web services.
    • Familiar and experienced with agile development, unit testing (xUnit, Python nosetests), Scrum, XP, pair programming. Test Driven Development (TDD) among other methodologies.
  • Marsteller

    Marsteller

    Senior Associate / Web Developer / Technical Lead

    Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

    Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a unit of WPP, the world’s leading communications services network.

    • Design, develop and maintain interactive advertising campaigns or other online communication solutions to the clients.
  • Zingy Inc.

    Zingy Inc.

    Software Engineer

    Jun 2005 - Oct 2006

    • -Built/Maintained Mobile Content Storefonts(Web/WAP) and API feeds.
    • -Utilizing Mobile Content Delivery APIs, I.E. Open Mobile
    • Alliance API, Openwave Download Fun API, Motorolla iFun API, to push content to mobile devices.
    • -Improving Mobile Device support for successful delivery of various mobile contents to various mobile devices.
    • -Handling Digital Rights Management(DRM) for mobile content in differnt content delivery APIs for deliverying copyrighted mobile contents.
    • -Created internal Customer Relationship Manage(CRM) system for better and easier customer support.
    • -Leaded the Unit Testing effort for the group and knowledge of wiki-based fitnesse automated acceptance testing framework.
    • -Helped senior engineers to establish and promote best practises in coding styles, revision control, work flow.
    • -Team oriented with strong XP (Extreme Programming) experience, I.E. pair programming, test driven development.
  • TheLadders.com Inc.

    Web Developer

    Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

    Ladders is the leading source for professional career news & advice.

    • -Created/Built/Maintained company's customer-facing websites, internal admin site using open source technologies, i.e. Gentoo/Debian Linux, Apache, Perl, PHP4 & PHP5 in Object-Oriented paradigm.
    • -Designed/Built/Maintained internal CRM software for marketing department to send promotions and periodical email communications with customers.
    • -Built tools to provide business reports to analyze business performance.

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