Benjamin Pollack

I’m a generalist tech worker with extensive experience at small- to medium-sized startups. And by generalist, I truly mean generalist: I’ve managed managers, and I’ve written assembly language for desktop apps. I’ve worked heavily on React SPAs, and I’ve comfortably debugged performance issues with networked storage. I’ve sorted out problems in build systems, and I’ve taken over a team that was months behind schedule and turned it into a template copied through the organization. Whether I’m needed as a developer, tech evangelist, recruiter, coach, or manager, I’m well-suited to helping wherever a startup needs me.


Dooly – Remote – October 2021-Present

Senior Engineering Manager

Team used React, Node, Rails, Redux, Tachyon, Google Cloud Platform; introduced Terraform

Bakpax – Remote – December 2018-September 2021

Staff Software Engineer

React, Kotlin, TypeScript, Node, CSS, HTML5, Cypress, Apollo Client, GraphQL, Python, Elasticsearch, AWS, Terraform, DynamoDB, Bazel

Spreedly – Durham, NC – October 2017-December 2018

Senior Software Engineer

Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, Riak

Khan Academy – Remote – June 2015-October 2017

Engineering Manager, Technical Lead, and Senior Developer

React, Python, Node, Google Cloud Services, Bigtable

Knewton – New York, NY – January 2014-June 2015

Engineering Manager, Technical Lead, and Senior Developer

Scrum, React, Python, Java, Kotlin, Maven, Gradle, Cassandra, AWS, CloudFormation

Fog Creek Software – New York, NY – May 2005-January 2014

Engineering Manager, Product Lead, and Senior Developer

C#, .NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Redis, Python, C, C++, Objective-C, Cocoa, Win32, PowerShell, IIS, Elasticsearch


Duke University – B.S. in Computer Science. Graduated magna cum laude.