John Otander

Components AI

Co-founder and CTO, July 2019 - Present

Building parametric and generative design tools for the web and other platforms.


Staff Software Engineer, January 2019 - August 2020

Working on MDX, Blocks, gatsby-plugin-mdx, Gatsby Themes, Gatsby Recipes, and Theme UI in order to help pioneer a new era of web development.


Software Engineer, November 2016 - January 2019

Built developer friendly APIs at scale. Primarily focused on building out product features, new apps, interactive marketing pages, and front end architecture.

A10 Networks

Senior Software Engineer, March 2014 - November 2016

Responsible for developing and designing cloud configuration and licensing infrastructure for network appliances, including web apps, API design, and asset optimization. Often tasked with building prototypes and proofs of concept. Built a design system.

Uceem Networks

Software Engineer, Summer 2012 - March 2014 (acquired by A10 Networks)

Responsible for developing and designing a cloud-based dashboard for network configuration and usage analytics. Leading the design of all aspects of the web application and homepage, while being an integral component of the development of the entire stack.

Additional work experience

Notable open-source projects