Who we are

Benjamin "Zags" Zagorsky

Benjamin "Zags" Zagorsky

Zags is a systems and architecture wizard. He has led dozens of full-stack software development projects between both the private and public sectors.

Zags graduated from Harvard in 2012 with bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science. He previously worked at Google and Seven Bridges Genomics, and was the CTO and co-founder of BetterFit Technologies. He is also a published game theorist.

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Kevin Fan

Kevin Fan

Kevin is a specialist in building scalable web applications, especially those using Python, Django, SQL, and Amazon Web Services.

Kevin previously worked at Amazon, developing a piece of the software pipeline responsible for building the search index for Amazon.com’s shopping catalog. He also co-founded BetterFit Technologies. Kevin graduated from Harvard with a degree in Computer Science.

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Miriam Farkas

Miriam Farkas

Miriam is a Python Django developer who specializes in managing, organizing, and occasionally wrangling large and complex projects. She is known for her preternatural ability to zap (code) bugs and kill office fern plants, sometimes simultaneously. Miriam also runs Zagaran's recruitment, hiring, and mentorship efforts, which primarily involves hawking squishy animals at career fairs.

Formally trained in linguistics, Miriam has a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. She puts her cuneiform skills to good use every day.

Eli Jones

Eli Jones

Eli does sysadmin and full-stack development work, as well as mobile app development. He keeps our servers running, understands arcane details of encryption, and makes sure everyone on the team uses highly optimized keyboard shortcuts.

Eli is Zagaran's expert on hardware, systems, and security. He enjoys downhill skiing wicked fast and building his own water-cooled computers out of spare parts from eBay. Eli graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking.

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Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

Chris does front-end web development and UX (user experience). He is also the company's legal expert and handles contracts, invoicing, and project scheduling.

He previously worked at BetterFit Technologies. Chris graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a degree in Classical Languages and Literature.

Conor Hobert

Conor Hobert

Conor leads sales and business development for Zagaran's products, RetroacDev and Instant Census.

He also assists with new product development and market validation, interviewing industry experts and prospective customers in the target markets of the new products we're developing.

He graduated from The College of Charleston in South Carolina with a degree in Finance.

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Alvin Siu

Alvin Siu

Alvin is a full-stack developer and your friendly, neighborhood front-end superhero. He is also the company's travel and logistics expert, training guru, requirements whisperer, internal development maven, and general wearer of many proverbial hats (if we listed all of them, there would be no space for his photo).

Alvin graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and was previously pursuing an M.D. at University of Michigan Medical School. When he's not passionately advocating for unexpected career changes, Alvin can be found passionately advocating for his favorite Boston restaurants, recommendations welcome.

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Sean Esterkin

Sean Esterkin

Sean is a full-stack software developer who can get acquainted with a new codebase almost instantly. We basically just drop him into our thorniest projects and watch the list of bugs disappear.

Sean has a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Computer Science and Math from the University of Rochester. He was a software developer at Epic Systems and Battelle before joining Zagaran.

Jake Klingensmith

Jake Klingensmith

Jake is a front-end software developer with a strong sense of user-centered design. He loves building clean and intuitive applications.

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science and Architecture, and then taught English in Malaysia on a Fulbright. Jake currently coaches Parkour and bakes delicious sourdough bread.

Rebecca Magazine Malamud

Rebecca Magazine Malamud

Rebecca is a full-stack Python developer with an eye for product requirements and common sense user design. She also has experience with mobile and React Native.

Rebecca graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Linguistics. When not participating in the company baking pastime, she loves to share her expertise in human language acquisition as well as human canine acquisition.

Tucker Jaenicke

Tucker Jaenicke

Tucker is a full-stack developer who also has experience working on iOS and web security.

He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Computer Science. Tucker likes sports, rowing, and frisbee because he's from New England.

Daniel Dinjian

Daniel Dinjian

Daniel is a backend developer with a passion for solutions architecture.

He graduated from Tufts University with a BSMS in Computer Science and a focus in Machine Learning. In his free time, Daniel likes to play music, read, and do yoga.

Josh Zagorsky

Josh Zagorsky

Josh builds Android and iOS apps, and does Python web development. He also handles company finances.

He previously wrote analytics software at Jane Street Capital, built an e-commerce website at earthCell Batteries, and wrote cost-saving software for steel mills. Josh graduated from Harvard in 2011 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics, and a minor in Economics.

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Caleb Dixon

Caleb Dixon

Caleb is a full stack web developer and backend wizard who enjoys diving deep into technical concepts and new technologies.

Before joining Zagaran, Caleb graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Computer Science. He has experience in both quantitative finance and emergency medical service training, but is most likely to be found cooking in his free time.

Grace Whitney

Grace Whitney

Grace is a full stack web developer and a wizard at front-end development. She also has experience developing apps in React Native.

Grace graduated from Harvard in Linguistics, with a focus in Mathematics and a secondary field in Computer Science. Much of her free time is filled with baking and crossword puzzles.

Noah Houghton

Noah Houghton

Noah is a jack-of-all-trades programmer with a special place in his heart for full-stack web development and a perhaps-questionable enjoyment of JavaScript. He has a particular affinity for data visualization and web scraping.

Noah graduated from Harvard University in 2020 with a joint degree in History and Literature and Folklore & Mythology as well as a minor in Computer Science. His thesis investigated modern and medieval perspectives on Viking women warriors. Yes, he does want to talk about it. He splits his free time between digital humanities research projects and video games.

April Chen

April Chen

April is a full stack software engineering intern.

April is pursuing a joint degree in Computer Science and Government from Harvard and is passionate about tech for social good. In her free time, she loves singing, running, and vibing.


Join us

Do you like challenging but rewarding work, flexible hours, free food, and a team that knows when to put down the keyboard and pick up the Nerf™ guns? Zagaran might be the right fit for you!

We pride ourselves on our tight-knit team culture, and we emphasize teaching and learning. We work hard to put people in positions where they can constantly tackle interesting and exciting problems.

Get in touch with us at careers@zagaran.com to talk more about a career with Zagaran.

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