"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
-Albert Einstein

About Me

Curiosity has driven me to constantly pursue knowledge. Here are some things I've learned, and some resources to get you started if they make you curious too:

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Kansas State University, December 2013

  • Creative problem solving
    Design, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Planning

  • Advanced Math and Sciences
    Linear Algebra, Physics, Finite Element Analysis

  • Business Administration
    Accounting, Management, Economics

  • Johnson County Ambassadors
    K-State University New Student Services

  • Campus Representative
    Apple Inc.

  • Head Coach, 8th Grade 'Athletics'
    Manhattan Parks & Recreation Baseball League

Professional Experience

My professional experience has taken me to Kansas, Colorado, and California in pursuit of solving big problems with great technology. I bring value in the form of technical knowledge, strategic vision, and customer empathy, and seek to learn from every team I join.

  • Taxify - A Division of Sovos Compliance | Boulder, CO
    January 2016 - Present

    Product Owner

    Serve as Subject Matter Expert for all integrations with external platforms (primarily eCommerce and Accounting tools)

    Translate customer, market, and business-value research into user stories and product development strategies

    Investigate and report defects using SQL, SOAP and REST API logs, and Microsoft Excel

    Prioritize and communicate development requirements with epics, cases, and sprints in Atlassian Jira

    Gain customer insights though win/loss interviews, providing escalated support, and solution design for prospective customers


  • Sidebench Studios | Los Angeles, CA
    July 2015 - December 2015

    Business Analyst

    Translated mockups and client feedback into developer tasks in Github and Pivotal Tracker

    Designed and implemented bug tracking and prioritization systems for agile/scrum framework

    Programmed project management and budget tracking suites for Google Apps using Javascript

    Developed and executed QA and UAT scripts including automated tests in Selenium


  • Apple Inc.
    January 2013 - April 2015

    Service Specialist - Boulder, CO

    Acquired and maintained certifications necessary to troubleshoot and repair electronic assemblies

    Investigated and reported undocumented methods of unauthorized mechanical tampering

    Maintained exemplary personal NPS of 90% promoters by providing empathy-driven customer service to 300+ customers per week

    Facilitated one-to-one and group training sessions


    Campus Representative - Manhattan, KS

    Aided in transitioning 1,300 students in the College of Education to a one iPad per student platform

    Trained students and faculty on implementation of Apple tools

    Guided students and parents through selection and purchase of Apple products and services


Personal Interests

Being a curious person means having many interests. I spend a lot of time at a computer, working on web development and programming projects, and helping my brother with iOS development projects. When I'm not working in front of a screen I am either in a wood/metal shop or outside exploring.

Let's Go Fly

On a trip to Oregon, my dad and I bought a cheap trick kite from a vendor near the beach. After my first flight I was hooked. I've spent the last three years building a collection of kites and introducing friends to the fun. I even built self-leveling GoPro mounts to get video above the Rocky Mountains!

Shoot the Stars

I recently picked up an interest in photography, and I'm putting it to good use shooting the stars. The rocky mountains provide amazing landscapes, far from light pollution, so late nights are often spent outdoors with a heavy coat and heavier tripod.

Get Out!

Growing up in rural Kansas, getting outside was not optional. Weekends fishing in our pond, riding four-wheelers, and exploring (or crossing) the bounds of our property grew into a love of all things outdoor. I'm officially a Junior Ranger of Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks, and love any chance I get to volunteer with park cleanup efforts.

Contact Me

Feel free to reach out to say hello or share something neat!

Copyright © Jordan Bluhm 2016