Koes Bong

Koes Bong

Engineering Manager at Heroku

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Seniority

4 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Remote
Leadership
Conflict solving
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out

Hi everyone! My name is Koes Bong and I am currently an Engineering Manager in the Data team at Heroku, where I lead a team of 5 people. Looking forward to meeting you!

Hey, I'm available every Thursday at 6:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  August 6, 2020
  6:00 PM (GMT)

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Experience

Engineering Manager

Heroku

Dec 2018 - current

Technical Expert

Thinkful

Jan 2018 - Sep 2019

Engineering Manager

CareMessage

Jul 2018 - Nov 2018

\* Worked on increasing diversity in the recruiting pipeline \* Crafted interview plans \* Set clear goals and expectations on emotional and technical skills for direct reports \* Encouraged cross-product team communication to promote closer team rapport \* Assessed new opportunities for team growth \* Collaborated with Tech Leads in ensuring effective performance from the engineers

Freelance Web Developer

Freelance

Jan 2007 - Jan 2014

\-. Consulted clients on their website needs \-. Developed valid XHTML and HTML websites using PHP, HTML, CSS, and jQuery \-. Experienced in deploying and customizing open source CMS such as Wordpress \-. Clients include We Are The Rhoads (http://wearetherhoads.com), The Church at Battle Creek (http://tcabc.com), Lincoln Pediatrics (http://lincolnpedi.com), Ryan Brenizer Photography (http://ryanbrenizer.com), Koes Bong Photography (http://koesbong.com), and Chuck Diesel (http://www.chuckdiesel.com)

Co-Founder

Salemarked

Mar 2011 - Dec 2013

Salemarked helps you shop smarter and save at your favorite online stores.

Front End Web Developer

InstantAction

Dec 2009 - Nov 2010

\-. As a part of the design team, worked with a team of designers to turn their designs into pixel perfect HTML pages \-. Websites built and maintained include InstantAction (http://instantaction.com), Instant Jam Facebook app (http://apps.facebook.com/instantjam), and The Secret of Monkey Island Facebook app (http://apps.facebook.com/monkey-island)

Front End Web Developer

Metal Toad Media

Jun 2009 - Jan 2010

I was the Front End Web developer at Metal Toad and had the opportunity to build websites for the Emmys, Sleep Studio and Hot Lips Soda among many others.

Web Developer

Vidoop LLC

Jun 2006 - May 2009

\-. Worked with several developers to build myVidoop.com, a leading OpenID and Identity provider written in PHP and styled the user interface using HTML, CSS, and jQuery \-. Designed, developed and maintained Vidoop.com and blog.vidoop.com using Wordpress and a custom Wordpress theme \-. Styled the VidoopSecure demo site on demo.vidoop.com and the VidoopSecure site on login.vidoop.com using HTML, CSS, and jQuery \-. Enhanced performance of websites by providing an improved user interface based on usability studies \-. Collaborated with an agile development team to release products on a 2-week regular interval

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