Derek Stobbe (he/him)

Senior Software Engineer

I love to write code, and I love to solve problems. Programming isn’t just something that I do for work: it’s something that I do when I don’t have to be doing anything else. I want to learn new things, be challenged, and solve interesting problems.

Work Experience

Ultimate Software / UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

Lead Software Engineer • Remote • 04/2017 – Present

  • Led the development and played a key role in requirement discovery and architectural guidance for an event-sourced message inbox feature integrated into an enterprise web application.

    • Conducted technical analysis of proposed features.
    • Facilitated peer code reviews.
    • Mentored and onboarded interns and new team members.
    • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to integrate data from various business workflows into our feature.
  • Enhanced observability and monitoring within the microservice ecosystem.

    • Actively contributed to regular on-call rotations.
    • Triaged PagerDuty escalations for production incidents.
    • Spearheaded zero-blame incident postmortems and led investigations and remediations.
  • Drove application architecture of a greenfield web application, in preparation for and anticipation of contributions from feature teams.

    • Gathered developer requirements and examined and mitigated pain points to improve developer experience.
    • Made significant contributions to developer documentation.
    • Designed features in collaboration with PM and UX.
    • Provided guidance and mentorship aross multiple areas of the application.


Software Engineer • Lehi, UT • 09/2012 – 04/2017

  • Lead front-end (JavaScript) developer on one of several feature teams, implementing and maintaining product features (including several high-profile customer-facing features).

    • Assisted PM/UX in defining the scope of new features.
    • Made recommendations and provided assistance to other developers on the team and throughout the organization.
  • As a member of the “front-end leads” group within Workfront, I additionally helped guide technology choices within our front-end stack.

    • Championed the modernization of our legacy front-end framework, demonstrating the effectiveness of AngularJS for new feature development.
    • Actively participated in discussions about and made recommendations on the use of emerging technologies.
Earlier Experience

LIME Marketing / Urban Paddle Developer • Salt Lake City, UT • 03/2011 – 07/2012

Heritage Web Solutions Developer • Provo, UT • 02/2008 – 09/2008, 11/2010 – 03/2011

Mascot Financial Junior Developer • Provo, UT • 02/2005 – 02/2008

Volunteer Work

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Full-Time Missionary • Austin & San Antonio, TX • 10/2008 – 10/2010