John Otander

John Otander



Staff Software Engineer, January 2019 - Present

Working on MDX core, gatsby-plugin-mdx, Gatsby Themes, and Theme UI in order to help pioneer a new era of web development. Primary technologies are React/GraphQL/Node.


Software Engineer, November 2016 - January 2019

Built developer friendly APIs at scale. Primarily focused on building out product features, new apps, interactive marketing pages, and front end architecture.

A10 Networks

Senior Software Engineer, March 2014 - November 2016

Responsible for developing and designing cloud configuration infrastructure for network appliances, including web apps, API design, and asset optimization. Built a design system. Primary technologies were Ruby on Rails, CSS(Bootstrap/Tachyons), and JavaScript(Ember).

Uceem Networks

Software Engineer, Summer 2012 - March 2014 (acquired by A10 Networks)

Responsible for developing and designing a cloud-based dashboard for network configuration and usage analytics. Leading the design of all aspects of the web application and homepage, while being an integral component of the development of the entire stack. Primary technology was Ruby on Rails.

Additional work experience

  • Freelance Web Design/Development (Summer 2010 - Summer 2012)
  • Computers Unlimited, Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2009)
  • Hauser Architects, Web Developer Intern (Summer 2007)


  • Boise State University, Boise ID B.S. Computer Science
  • Montana State University, Bozeman MT B.A. Latin American Studies & Minor in Computer Science with High Honors

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