About

Simon Yost

Leader, Learner, Digital Experiences, Web Services

I empower teams to close the gap between design and engineering so that digital experiences connect people.

While specializing in maximizing the potential of multi-disciplinary teams, I create sustainable and nimble digital experiences and technical solutions.

I have spent 15 years building organizations (startups, nonprofits, and enterprise) in the Midwest region by spearheading digital strategy and content delivery. That includes countless hours coaching professionals and students on building applications, creating digital experiences, and installing systems in their businesses. I currently serve as a technology consultant at Slalom St. Louis.

Outside of work, I am a husband, father, amateur cyclist, and self-professed coffee aficionado. My passions include foster/adopt parenting and Nebraska football.

Career

Slalom

Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future. I serve in Slalom's Technology Enablement practice helping companies connect with their customers through technical solutions.

2018
Consultant, Technology Enablement

Bandura Systems

Bandura creates a cybersecurity appliance that sits between in the internet and firewall to keep out the bad guys. My team and I delight and surprise our customers with intuitive user interfaces as well as engaged and contextual support interactions. I led the migration of the flagship appliance from PHP/jQuery to Python + GoLang/ Vue.JS.

2017
VP of Services & Experience

Spry Digital

Spry is a digital creative agency that works with enterprise, government, and non-profit sectors. I led the project managers and was responsible for the day to day activities of the technical project teams. I was the project leader for applications with 30k+ daily pageviews and millions of dollars in annual revenue.

2016
Technical Project Manager

Washington University in St. Louis

I taught 5 semesters of a web development course at the WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science. I developed a front-end, content-first curriculum​ for the course to augment computer science foundations in the program. The course was popular with business, graphic design, and computer science majors.

2012 – 2016
Adjunct Instructor

Greater Goods

Greater Goods sources and designs products for distribution on digital channels like Amazon. I created custom web applications, project managed digital content creation for micro-brands and developed UX patterns for consumer products with embedded systems (eg. blood pressure monitor). I led the team in adding 6 new product offerings, a website relaunch, and a new supply-chain application and process.

2015
Director of Creative Operations

The Journey

The Journey is a multi-site church with six locations. I served in CTO role and was accountable for custom web application development, traditional IT functions, and live productions at 6 sites. I also created a content syndication web app called PatchBay that allowed 25 stakeholders to manage digital content reaching 2,500+ print, 5,500+ web, 1,500+ mobile.

2009 - 2015
Director of Integration & Technology

The Growth Partnership

The Growth Partnership is a full-service marketing and business development agency for accounting firms. I create client website and digital marketing content. Additionally, I moved clients from static sites to content management systems like Drupal and WordPress.

2008
Web Developer & Designer

Unanimous

When I joined Unanimous, it had a long history of serving clients with traditional marketing. I grew website and application revenue​ by implementing Drupal, an open source CMS, which increased margins and allowed us to serve more clients.

2007
Web Developer & Designer

Competencies

Design


Technical


People


Projects

Simply Foster

A platform to connect foster families with kids needing a home.

My Role: Board Member

Real-Time Repository, Claims

Partnered with Centene's IT department to migrate million's of Oracle rows into MongoDB using Kafak and GoLang.

My Role: GoLang Developer, Solution Architect, Cloud DevOps (Kubernetes & Docker)

Bandura TIG

The PoliWall is a security appliance that goes between in the internet and firewall to keep out the bad guys.

My Role: UX Design // Front-end development // PHP development // Project Management

Bandura TIG Cloud Management Console

Bandura TIG Cloud Management Console is an application allowing PoliWall users to control policy from multiple appliances on a single interface.

My Role: UX Design // Front-end development // Python development // Project Management

Optimum & Suddenlink Buyflows

A Node/Angular app that allows customers to buy cable TV, phone, and internet service.

My Role: UX Design // User stories // Front-end development // Project Management

USAID PC Dashbaord

The Program Cycle (PC) Dashboard was created for USAID contracts to track the world-wide professional activities of its teams and missions.

My Role: UX Design // Information design // Front-end development // Project Management

Randy Burkett Lighting

A portfolio site for a industry-leading architectural lighting design firm.

My Role: Information design // User stories // Project Management // Testing lead

Craft Alliance

A resource site for events and media created internally for large non-profit.

My Role: Information design // User stories //Project Management // Testing lead

GreaterGoods.com

A sales site created internally for a consumer products company.

My Role: UX Design // Information design // Front-end development // Project Management

Content First Web Development Curriculum

I developed and taught a front-end, content-first curriculum​ for the course to augment CS foundations for the WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science. The course was popular with business, graphic design, and computer science majors.