Travis Boudreaux

Travis Boudreaux

Seasoned Engineering Leader.




I’m a seasoned software engineering leader obsessed with crafting great user experiences.

I believe in automation, agile methodologies, DRY principles, data driven feature development, and pragmatic minimalism.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Director of EngineeringWaitr

    Jan, 2016 - Present

    Hands-on executive leader who built the Product, Design and Engineering organizations. Oversaw a period that yielded over 7500% revenue growth and a successful IPO.

    • I built the Product, Design & Engineering organizations at Waitr. I grew the teams from 4 engineers to a cross-functional team of 40.

    • Executive ownership of the Product Management and SDLC process for 7 products that have 2 million consumers, 10,000 business partners and 10,000 employees use them on a daily basis.

    • I built and led three cross-functional SCRUM teams that deliver software in 2 week sprints.

    • I architected and led the transition from two 2 legacy PHP services to a modern, distributed microservice architecture with 20+ services built with Node.js.

    • Led the migration of our Consumer and Driver apps to React Native.

  • Sr. Software EngineerUpWork

    Dec, 2011 - Dec, 20154 years 1 month

    First Growth Engineer at Elance. Built the Elance Private Talent Cloud (PTC) offering and led the migration to UpWork Enterprise.

    • First growth engineer at Elance working on building SEO Content Trees, optimizing conversion funnels and building A/B tests.

    • First enterprise engineer that grew to a team of 3. Built a suite of 7 enterprise tools used by large enterprises to speed up the hiring and onboarding of freelancers.

    • Frontend enterprise lead for the migration and rebranding of Elance Private Talent Cloud to UpWork Enterprise.

    • Mentored 5 engineers, handled all release management and all DevOps responsibilities for frontend and middle layer of UpWork Enterprise.

  • Web and Mobile Software EngineerKfx2 Baton Rouge, LA

    Dec, 2008 - Dec, 20113 years 1 month

    Web developer turned mobile developer who launched a mobile services division.

    • Managed security and PCI compliance for 19 servers for Texas Roadhouse.

    • Completed 20+ redesigns and new launches of sites for clients.

    • Led the creation of a native mobile development services department.

  • Web DeveloperComit Technologies

    Dec, 2007 - Dec, 20081 year

    Web Developer

    • Completed 2 server migrations involving over 100 client sites.

    • Completed 13 medium sized projects including site redesigns and new site launches.

    • Refactored a custom in house multi-tennant e-commerce app from procedural PHP 4 code to an object oriented PHP5 MVC framework.

  • Sr. TechnicianUnited Parcel Service

    Sep, 2003 - Dec, 20074 years 3 months

    Provided remote and onsite support for multiple package facilities.

    • Managed 3 UPS facilities w/ 150+ users, 100+ workstations and 21 servers.

    • Maintained 99.99% uptime for critical software systems.

    • Promoted to Senior technician faster than anyone in our District in a 5 year period.

    • Led coordination of inventory system for our district.

  • Web Developer & SEO ManagerLL Fitness

    Jun, 2003 - Sep, 20041 year 3 months

    Increased sales on massageking.com by 300% in 6 months.

    • Architected and developed a custom SEO optimized multi-tennant e-commerce platform that powered sales for 6 different stores.

    • Increased revenue on our main e-commerce store by 300% in 6 months through on-site optimization and organic SEO campaigns.

    • Got massageking.com ranked #1 in Google for 4 of its most important keywords and maintained that position for approximately 7 years.



  • Languages
  • Datastores
  • DevOps
    GitHubCircle CIJenkinsSwaggerDockerAWS OpsWorksAWS Elastic BeanstalkAWS Cloud FormationTerraformServerless
  • Frontend
    HTMLCSSSASSReact / ReduxAngularJS 1.xBackbone.js


  • , Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Aug, 1999 - Jun, 2004



  • Wenhao Cen - SDE II @ Amazon

    I worked with Travis closely on a lot of projects over the last two years at Elance. He is a talented full-stack engineer with a wide range of skills. He lead the design of multiple large enterprise projects. He is always happy to help his teammate and open his mind to new technology in the industry. I have learned a lot from Travis and really recommend him.

  • Aaron Lozier - Chief Technology Officer @ Potenza Innovations

    I have worked closely with Travis on dozens of projects over the last five years. He is fluent in a wide range of Web related skills including but not limited to Web development, mobile development and search engine optimization. What sets him apart is his creativity, which allows him to implement intuitive solutions that often exceed the client's expectations. I have seen the best outcomes with Travis's work when he was allowed free reign to meet the client's requirements in the best manner he saw fit. In addition to this, Travis is a person of strong character and moral integrity that makes him a great asset to anyone who chooses to do business with him to any degree.

  • Johnathon Wright - Web Application Consultant

    Travis was a hard worker. He was always friendly and an excellent contributor to the team in terms of attitude and productivity. He was able to balance the need to continue to research emerging Search Engine technology with the need to continue with being productive in our e-commerce project. I would recommend Travis to any employer. If I had the option to work with him again I would do so without reservation.

  • Lance Caraccioli - Senior Software Engineer - UpWork

    Travis is a gifted programmer. He's able to see the larger picture, design the solution to a problem, and implement that solution successfully. He's very familiar with MVC and has dabbled in many of it's flavors (ruby on rails, zend framework, symphony, etc.). He's a proven engineer, and I believe he is a valuable asset to any software engineering team.

  • Oscar Pineda - Software Engineer

    I worked with Travis on a e-commerce project. His skill and expertise was critical to the successful completion of the project. I would gladly recommend Travis for any programming project.

  • Peter Rigney - Proprietor @ Annunciation Interactive

    We worked with Travis primarily on a somewhat complex integration for a retail e-commerce site, and were very pleased with his deep grasp of the technologies required and his ability to troubleshoot around our challenges. We recommend him heartily!

  • Steven Dugas - Senior Frontend Engineer @ Recurly

    Travis is an excellent programmer who continues to push the limits of programming with new technologies.