Partner & Director of Engineering
Aaron Ortbals is an experienced engineering leader and one of the founding team members of Postlight. He’s an empathetic leader, a committed and proven technologist, and has earned the respect of Postlight’s largest clients by leading their engagements to production release over and over again.
Aaron has been critical to the success and growth of Postlight, capable of taking extraordinarily complex requirements, boiling them to their essence, and then empowering the engineers around him to dig in and build great software. He’s lead engineering efforts on multi-year engagements with VICE Media, Goldman Sachs, Synacor, and Time Inc. He has expertise in many distinct areas of technology, including complex web application development, backend architecture and design, and optimizing platforms at scale.
Before joining Postlight, Aaron was in engineering roles at Beatport, ChaiOne, and National Instruments. At both Beatport and ChaiOne, he worked on streaming music services that delivered content to millions of users. Aaron cares deeply about the product experience and is focused on delivering truly world-class software that people enjoy using.