Jon Ambas

Staff UX Engineer, MessageBird (SparkPost)

Staff UX Engineer
June 2019Present
  • Design, build, and maintain Matchbox, a design system, saving SparkPost 4,000 design hours and 9,000 engineering hours per year
  • Coordinate with product managers, designers and engineers to define, understand and clarify goals and product requirements
  • Anticipate how product decisions and aspects of the design system affect the design, engineering and user experience
  • Oversee projects, planning and prioritization for frontend and design teams
  • Provide mentorship and direction to designers and frontend engineers
Front End Engineer
October 2016June 2019
  • Worked within a distributed team of engineers responsible for SparkPost's React web application
  • Lead design and technical implementation of several product initiatives
  • 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 with a distributed team of engineers and designers to build Laravel applications
  • Produced product designs, prototypes, branding concepts and style guides using Sketch, Invision, and After Effects
  • 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