Matt Langan

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Product leader and startup veteran with an extensive history of leading product teams through rapid and efficient development and iteration cycles.

Experience

Innovation Fellow (Product Management), City of Austin

Austin, TX · Aug 2016 - Present

  • Maintain project backlogs using project management tools such as Asana and Trello, ensuring that teammates remained focused on immediate tasks at hand and avoided low-priority distractions
  • Advise client teams on digital product strategies and best practices
  • Train software developers across the city on sustainable and collaborative coding flow, advanced GitHub usage, and best-practice deployment methods
  • Help redefine city-wide DNS and hosting strategies
  • Assist with the migration of critical web applications from on-premise deployments to a cloud architecture

Director of Product, Quantomic

Austin, TX · May 2015 - Nov 2015

  • Set company KPIs alongside 60-day operating plan
  • Managed the design, development, and on-time launch of v1 and v1.1 iOS and Android apps
  • Led creation of internal analytics program, including an employee-facing dashboard and modified API methods of the mobile and web apps
  • Managed day-to-day product development efforts

Product Manager, Handsome

Austin, TX · Aug 2014 - May 2015

  • Responsible for managing productivity and production of up to 12 globally-distributed team members at a time
  • Worked with founders and executives to translate business opportunities and technical goals into a cohesive product vision
  • Managed engineering deliveries and provided tech specification in a mix of Google Docs, Jira, and Trello
  • Managed design deliveries with Sketch and InVision
  • Collaborated with researchers to conduct user research, usability studies, and market analyses and to present research findings to clients

Product Engineer, BOXC

Austin, TX · May 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Worked with customers to identify needs, prioritize features, and assist with onboarding
  • Used customer and internal feedback to improve the fulfillment onboarding process, particularly around English-to-Chinese language barriers
  • Built and launched a fulfillment automation tool atop the Shopify API using PHP and Bootstrap

Product Consultant, Various

New York, NY · Jun 2013 - Apr 2014

  • Designed and built product prototypes
  • Informed clients on UX best-practices by using internal performance metrics
  • Defined and documented information architecture and user flows

Product Manager, VaynerApps

New York, NY · Feb 2012 - Apr 2013

  • Responsible for UX design and development for a number of internal and client-facing software tools for the VaynerMedia agency
  • Managed development cycles and product specification
  • Worked with VaynerMedia client teams to launch campaigns through VaynerApps-developed software

Product Designer, Involver

San Francisco, CA · Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

  • Designed the top Facebook Apps for Pages, with self-serve, activated installs totaling more than 2 million, representing a social audience size of over 500 million Facebook users
  • Fulfilled a number of product roles including UX design, interface development, QA, and spec writing
  • Worked directly with organizations such as Ubisoft, RCA Records, and Facebook to define, design, and launch social marketing experiences

Personal Projects

Raspberry Pi Home Dashboard

A homegrown dashboard for keeping up with 21st century life

  • Building a home server to render data from calendar, task management, video surveillance, and other on-prem and cloud services
  • Configuring Pi + official Touchscreen to operate in kiosk mode

Darts in Austin

The steel-tip darts atlas for Austin

  • Using Heroku's automated SSL certificate issuing for serving requests via https
  • Using Heroku + GitHub CI automation to auto-deploy to staging and production environments
  • Abstracting the app so the same server and database can be used for many different cities running at their own domain or at a subdomain

Yea Or Nay

A personalized legislative tracking web app

  • Building prototype using Ruby on Rails
  • Using ProPublica's Congress API, the Open States API, and the Google Civic Information Explorer API for data input

APD Citizen Police Academy

A management platform for Austin Police Department's Citizen Police Academy

  • Working with APD and CPA staff and volunteers to define initial platform requirements
  • Digitized redundant admin tasks such as schedule creation and roll call
  • Built with Ruby on Rails

MusicList

A discovery platform for live music

  • Learned full-stack Ruby on Rails development to convert static prototypes into a functioning web app
  • Met with industry professionals to guide feature specification and prioritization
  • Built multiple static prototypes in HTML and CSS to test design iterations

The Wine Logger

An iOS app for recording wine preferences

  • Designed end-to-end experience
  • Provided exhaustive functional specification document to 3rd-party vendor for development
  • App was retired after one year in the App Store with over 2,000 downloads

Skills

Education

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

B.A. Media Arts & Design

Concentration in Interactive Multimedia