Career

With nearly 20 years of software engineering and operations experience, Arthur Kay offers an extraordinary set of leadership skills and technical expertise to develop meaningful products and high-performing teams. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, VC-funded startups and companies across a wide variety of industries to build cutting-edge software solutions.

Arthur is a successful entrepreneur, technology professional, and mentor. He is a full-time family man, part-time consultant and spare-time musician. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago and currently lives in greater Chicago-land.

I’m currently working full time as Senior Software Engineer forĀ IronNet Cybersecurity.

When I’m outside the 9-5 I actively enjoy the thrill of learning, solving problems and overcoming challenges — here’s a short list of other things in which I am involved.

Startups & Freelance

I love startups, and I engage with a few startups in my spare time. There’s nothing quite like the energy behind building an idea from the ground up, and startups often need a seasoned technical leader to help guide their success — I enjoy filling this role and do it with several companies:

  • SwayBrand, Inc. where I work as Director of Engineering
  • InCheq where I am a shareholder and senior developer
  • SimplServe where I work as an advisor and software consultant

Community

Giving back is very important to me. This means spending time with various causes I care about, mostly related to JavaScript and web technology.

  • I’m fairly active in the local Chicago/Milwaukee developer communities, periodically speaking and always learning.
  • I serve on the Content Advisory Board for ThatConference
  • I also mentor junior software engineers through Thinkful.

My Skills

I have fifteen years of web development experience, with specialized knowledge in web design and web application architecture.

I am heavily involved with HTML5 and AJAX technologies, creating magnificent web and mobile applications. JavaScript and HTML5 are often my primary focus.

I’ve worked with everything from PHP to .NET, Windows to Linux, and just about everything in between. I can’t be an expert in all things, but if it’s web-related I probably know what I’m doing.

More about me…

I take work and my career very seriously, but I’m also pretty laid back.

Read about my core values and personal leadership philosophy.