Jonathan Azoff

Tech entrepreneur and climate investor

Work Across Industries

* Full list available upon request.

Co-founder and General Partner | SNØCAP

Co-founder and general partner at SNØCAP, a venture fund backing technologies that can grow quickly and decarbonize our global value chains. Along with co-founders Nate and Shrina, SNØCAP aims to lower the barrier of entry for founders entering into climate innovation, and power the platforms behind a better climate future. Pitch us!

Partner, CTO Practice | Fortium

Fortium Partners is the world's largest and fastest-growing provider of technology leadership services. The firm's Partners form an elite group of the world’s foremost technology leaders collectively focused on managing our clients’ investment in technology to harness its disruptive power and achieve significantly better business outcomes.

Part of the firm's CTO practice focusing on early stage, rapid growth businesses (specifically consumer services, internet, and finance), as a strategic advisor and fractional leader. Exhibited experience up to publicly traded, multi-national software businesses.

Board President | Sweet Farm

President of the board at the world's first non-profit climate sanctuary, Sweet Farm. Involved in sourcing partnerships, security and technical initiatives. Inventor of Goat 2 Meeting, which has raised over a two million dollars to support the nonprofit's mission. Companies that partner with Sweet Farm have raised a cumulative $600M USD, to date.

Founder and Principle | POSTMODERN

Offering software engineering leadership and development services to select clients in Fintech, Logistics and Climate technologies. Emphasis on private, early stage businesses.

Senior Engineering Manager, Investor Services | Carta

Championed software for the venture back office. Immediately took over two teams, delivering solutions that automate capital calls and quarterly/annual reporting. Founded and led a cross-functional, cross-org working group for replacing a three year old orchestration system. Led grassroots developer productivity efforts, upgrading the global developer runtime from host-based to a Docker-based solution, in less than six weeks! Personally developed workspace migration tools and improved CI and CD pipeline speed by over 200%. Proposed and replaced the architecture and design component of the Carta interview loop. Lead teams to build first-of-kind tax tools for fund administrators, including high-leverage Form 1099 automations and Form K1 processing services.

Senior Engineering Manager, Resource Calendar | WeWork

Focused on consolidating redundant calendering systems across business lines at WeWork. Worked to guide and direct lateral teams towards a centralized solution for bookings in physical space. Performed regular people management and performance management duties. Managed team through company-wide layoffs and extreme internal churn.

Director of Engineering | Omni

Scaled Omni from 0 to 1. Brought in as the first technical hire, migrating seed-round MVP to a production operation backed by AWS. Led recruiting, interviews, hiring and retention efforts across engineering. Established engineering management practices, including regular 1:1s, goal-setting and career tracks. Managed over 15 reports over the course of tenure. Took time to pursue formal management education via Harrison Metal during this time. Also enjoyed the rare privelidge of eventually hiring, observing, and drawing lessons from seasoned executive leadership.

Technical Consultant | Taviti

The technical consulatant behind Taviti - A modern marketplace for Yoga. Notably, the student portal is a one-of-a-kind responsive web application, leveraging a multitude of languages and frameworks to achieve a sophisticated, portable application.

Senior Software Engineer | Zillow

via RentJuice Acquisition

Leadership role with duties including development of the front-end, creation of two continuous integration systems, and various social integrations. Complete product implementations in several languages and stacks, with a primary focus in the LAMP stack. Notably listed as "inventor" in Zillow patent for online rental-application software.

Senior Software Engineer | Disney Interactive Media

via Playdom Acquisition

Architect behind studio-wide application container for social games. Focus on creating context-agnostic APIs for the game development teams, tested against successful launch of two games. Implemented architectures handling tiered growth, with upwards of one million unique users per month.

Software Engineer + Designer | Pixelpipe

Lead designer and engineer behind the desktop user-interface and the WebOS mobile client. Side roles including development of in-house monitoring and operations tools.

Continuing Education

General Management | Harrison Metal

Completed The Harrison Metal Program for General Management, drawing from a wealth of knowledge in the art and science of managment. Covered topics ranging from how to create effective OKRs, conduct performance reviews, and many other foundational principles core to engineering managment.

Founded and led a grassroots, alumni dinner program for graduates of the course.

Mentor | Plato

Regular engineering mentor for Plato, working with engineering leadership from companies including Algolia, ProductBoard, Akeneo and many more!

iOS Developer | Codepath

Completed the second, of two bootcamps focused on training professional engineers to create native iOS (Apple) applications. Jon's capstone project was Verbatim, a real-time closed-captioning app.

Android Developer | Codepath

Completed the free, eight-week bootcamp focused on training professional engineers to create native Android applications. Jon's Codepath team project, OddJob, won "Best Android App" as chosen by a panel of industry-leading judges.

Scrum Master | Scrum Alliance

Received certification for completing "Scrum Master" training, a variant of agile programming. Able to implement methodologies within the workplace, for organizations with new or existing agile development patterns.

Bachelors of Science, Computer Engineering | Santa Clara University

Honored with Santa Clara's Award for Technical Excellence for work on senior capstone project. Focuses on machine learning, design, automation and graphics.

Open-Source Contributions

OverScroll | Touch scrolling for The Browser

A jQuery plugin and polyfill for overflow scrolling in The Browser. OverScroll is a complete reverse port of the scrolling experience found in popular native mobile platforms such as iOS and Android.

Node OSX Notifier | OSX Notifications over HTTP

A NodeJS server that transforms HTTP requests into notifications on The OSX Notification Center. The module has become popular amongst individual developers who do self-monitoring of their applications.

Caldav-Go | A CalDAV Client for Go

A from-scratch, CalDAV (rfc4791) Client featuring partial WebDAV and iCalendar support. Notably includes the only complete parser, tokenizer, and serialization tools for handling the iCalendar format in Go.

Tockstalk | A bot that books reserverations, so you don't have to!

Implemented using Cypress/Electron, this bot uses a config file to repeatedly poll a venue's availability on Tock and establish a reservation on your behalf. All attempts are piped in to a remote Slack room for fun and profit!

Truman | Deferred Method Calls in PHP

A pure, PHP implementation of an asynchronous message passing system and job-queue. Truman gives PHP developers the only native, open-source job queue available in the market. Originally open-sourced under RentJuice, now a subsidiary of Zillow.

Airbrake for PHP | A Notification Client

A PHP client for tracking user-triggered errors in production. The client injects itself into the PHP page lifecycle, and reports errors to a user-specified account on Airbrake.

Hobby Work

Verbatim | Real-Time Closed-Captioning

An iOS application that creates a virtual closed-captioning network for events. Users may subscribe to the microphone output of other phones, as well as caption writer output. In addition, the app streams pictures from the source phones, allowing for a rich sharing experience.

OddJob | Real-time Micro Services

An Android application for requesting service or goods from local vendors. Operates at a micro-scale, emphasizing immediacy and local availability. Currently in closed private alpha for user acceptance testing. Builds available upon request.

FaceDroid | Facial-Detection Memes

A Google Hackathon submission for creating memes on Android. FaceDroid uses a facial detection algorithm and the physical camera interface to detect and super-impose Android faces onto photos.

Hype Machine for Roku | A Streaming Music Client

The first, and only, set-top client for The Hype Machine on Roku. Client runs off of Hype Machine's private mobile API, re-implementing much of the functionality found in the iOS distribution.

TrafficBox | Embedded Traffic Light Web Server

Source code and instructional documentation for creating an embedded web-server on an Arduino. The server responds to HTTP requests to control solid-state relays in a modified traffic light. Deployed as a monitoring system for local continuous integration in Jenkins.