Benjamin Kahn

Boston Area, Massachusetts ⦁ +1617-792-6271[email protected]

Software Engineering Management

Passionate and technical Engineering Leader with a sound record of solving complex problems by guiding teams, stakeholders, and users together to formulate solutions. Adept at using interpersonal abilities encouraging and guiding team members to design, develop and implement innovative engineering products. Seeking a position in which I can use my deep expertise and years of experience to elevate team members and advance engineering processes.

Work Experience

Red Hat (Raleigh, NC) Feb 2006 - May 2023

Manager of IT Platform Owners, Remote Oct 2019 - May 2023

Built the team that managed the document management platforms internal employees use every day. Created processes to coordinate business stakeholders, internal development teams, and external vendors to gather and track requirements and issues, and manage costs, as well as communicate out roadmaps.

Software Engineering Manager, Westford, MA Feb 2015 - Oct 2019

Grew my "20% project" to a full Document Management System for sales and marketing assets

Senior Software Engineer, Westford, MA May 2011 - Feb 2015

Technical Program Manager, Westford, MA Feb 2006 - May 2011

NOVELL, INC. (Provo, UT) 2003 - 2005

Project Manager for the Novell Linux Desktop, Cambridge, MA

Lead Researcher for the Product Design Team, Cambridge, MA

XIMIAN, INC. / HELIX CODE, INC. (Boston, MA) 2000 - 2005

Head of Technical Support, Boston, MA

Head of the Security Response Team, Boston, MA

Business Development, Cambridge, MA

Manager of Desktop Services, Cambridge, MA

CYBERSITES, INC. (New York, NY) 1995 - 2000

Head of Research and Development, New York, NY

Senior Application Developer -- Web Division, New York, NY

Key Strength Areas

Team Management

Budgeting, mentorship, career development, problem solving for development, QA, UX, business analyst, data analysis, content management roles


Python (10+ years), SQL (10+ years), shell / awk (10+ years), PHP (10+ years), C/C++ (10+ years)

Web Technologies

HTML/CSS (10+ years), Javascript (10+ years)


Linux (RedHat/Fedora), Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, LibreOffice, Git


Columbia University, New York, NY