Jon Ambas

Lead UX Engineer, SparkPost

Lead UX Engineer
June 2019Present
  • Work closely with designers and product managers to define, understand and clarify goals and product requirements
  • Design, build, and maintain Matchbox, a design system, saving SparkPost 580 design hours and 1,400 engineering hours
  • Anticipate how product decisions and aspects of the design system affect the design, engineering and user experience
  • Produce prototypes to support the research, design, development and testing of new product features
  • Manage projects, planning and scheduling for the frontend engineering and UX teams
  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance to frontend and UX engineers
Front End Engineer
October 2016June 2019
  • Worked closely with a distributed team of engineers responsible for SparkPost's React web application
  • Provided creative and technical guidance to marketing, product, developer relations, and other engineering teams on several projects

Web Developer, Polymath Innovations

August 2015October 2016
  • Worked closely with a distributed team of engineers and designers to build Laravel applications
  • Produced wireframes and prototypes using Sketch, Invision, and After Effects
  • Designed and created branding concepts, logos, and style guides
  • Provided technical direction to other developers to assist the development of Wordpress websites

Web Developer, Fifteen4

September 2013August 2015
  • Produced component libraries, style guides, wireframes and prototypes to support clients’ products or website development
  • Collaborated with Fifteen4’s animation and video departments to create interactive micro sites and landing pages
BA, Communication
University of Maryland, College Park
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