About Me

Hi, I’m Jon Kruger and I am a technical leader and software developer in Columbus, OH. I specialize in technical leadership, software solutions, and Agile coaching and I have experience in a wide range of industries and environments. I use my experience as a leader and software developer to find ways to create better quality software, improve the software development process, and maximize value for the business. Check out my values here.


I believe that technical excellence, empowerment, and intrinsic motivation are the drivers of highly productive teams. I have 10+ years of experience leading and architecting large Agile software projects and coordinating all aspects of a project’s lifecycle, as a technical leader and (more importantly) a people leader. My technical background helps me provide technical leadership, identify talent, train the next round of leaders, and create empowered, technically excellent development teams.


In my current role as Director of Data Science, I am tasked with building a data science team from the ground up. I am responsible for building and leading the team, as well as contributing to the development efforts.


Every team and every situation is different, and I believe that processes and tools should be applied with common sense. I’ve spent the last 10+ years working on projects using Agile and Lean concepts in many different environments, both in leadership roles and as a practitioner doing the work. I can help you develop a process that works best in your organization, not just apply a prescriptive process.


I have over 15 years of software development experience on several different platforms (.NET, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL Server, and more). I recognize that software is expensive, so I’m always trying to find ways to speed up the software development process, but at the same time remembering that high quality is essential to building software that stands the test of time. I have extensive experience with automated testing (TDD, BDD, Ruby/Cucumber, etc.) and have spoken on various topics related to automated testing at various conferences and client sites.

You can find my resume here and view my recommendations on my LinkedIn page. If you’d like to contact me, feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn or Twitter (@JonKruger).