Matt Langan

mattlangan.com  //  matt@thelangans.us

Product leader and startup veteran. Extensive history of successfully designing, building, and shipping software for web and mobile.

I work with development and design teams to get the most feature from the least complexity.
I work with business executives to align product specification with business priorities.
I work with customers to identify goals and guide iterations.

Experience

Innovation Fellow, City of Austin

Austin, TX · Aug 2016 - Present

  • Training software developers across the city on sustainable and collaborative coding flow, advanced GitHub usage, and best-practice deployment methods
  • Helping redefine city-wide DNS and hosting strategies
  • Assisting with the migration of critical web applications from on-premise deployments to a cloud architecture
  • 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

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

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