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Founded by executives from the telecom and aerospace industries, we've built an effective solution to the growing epidemic of distracted driving that "Just Works".

Get To Know Us

Katasi is a Colorado-based company founded in 2009 by former space entrepreneur Scott Tibbitts. The Katasi team has created patented techniques for network based- and vehicle motion triggered- distracted driving solutions, bringing to life the technologies that make Groove possible.

Plug the Groove module into your car, sync your phone, and that’s it! Groove knows when you’re driving and works with your mobile carrier to block distractions until you are safely at your destination.


Meet the K-Team

Scott Tibbitts 
CEO

Founder, Inventor, Storyteller

  • 30 years entrepreneurial experience
  • CEO / Founder of Starsys Research
  • Co-Founder: eSpace Center for Space Entrepreneurship
  • Official storyteller at Niwot Elementary School
  • Most likely to spend free time in Australia, FINALLY learning to surf

Tom Major 
COO

High-Tech Executive, Fly Fisherman 

  • 20 years “C” level leadership
  • President & COO Starboard Storage Systems
  • SVP – Seagate Technology
  • CSO – Lefthand Networks
  • VP/GM Storage Tek
  • Most likely to spend six hours on a river getting a trout to think a bundle of horse hair on a hook is a mayfly

Kevin Krause 
VP, Sales & Strategy

Focused, Strategist, Trusted 

  • 15+ years in IoT and millions of devices
  • Cellular carriers, embedded designs and total solutions
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs
  • Most likely to pedal for hours and have nothing to remember

Aprille Jordan 
Director of Technology

Team Leader, Climber

  • 20 years Software Development experience
  • Passion for solving difficult problems while making it look easy
  • Focus on user experience and quality, simple, maintainable, scalable software
  • Most likely to scale El Capitan

Kenneth Crawford 
Director of Programs

Leader, Technical Manager, Outdoorsman

  • 12 years Technical Management
  • Integrated Product Team Lead – Northrop Grumman
  • Experienced Consensus Builder and Crisis Manager
  • Most likely to try and start a campfire by rubbing two sticks together

Eric Wolff 
Full Stack & Mobile App Developer

Programmer & Coder, Chic Industrial Loft Buff

  • 4 years Software Development experience
  • Expert in big data systems and cloud service architectures
  • Writes features, determines how to break them, then builds them better, stronger and faster
  • Most likely to find beams and expose them

Dirk McNealy 
Full Stack Engineer

Software Engineer, Adventure Seeker

  • 6 years professional software engineering experience
  • Passionate about real time high volume data collection, storage, analysis, and retrieval
  • Experienced in concurrency and scalability in code and software architecture
  • Most likely to get lost in the mountains and enjoy it

Peter Hubner 
Full Stack & Mobile App Developer

Full Stack Developer, Cross Fit Champion

  • 15 years Software Development experience
  • Creates and leads innovative solutions to difficult problems
  • Most likely to win American Ninja Warrior

Michelle Beard 
Business Manager

Entrepeneur, Fierce Tennis Competitor

  • 25 years business management experience
  • Small business owner
  • Hard skills are abundant, soft skills are limitless
  • Most likely to be up at 2 A.M. watching Roger Federer win the Australia Open live

Rajesh Raveendran 
Business Development Consultant

Culinary Student Training Under YouTube

  • 15+ years of Telecoms experience
  • Software developer to sales manager
  • Get-it-Done attitude
  • Relationship builder with a strong belief that long-term relationship is key to individual and organizational success alike
  • Will struggle to spot me in a crowd

Nikhitha Dasari 
Data Analyst

Data Problem Solver, Post-Graduate Student

  • Passionate about big data
  • Skilled programmer
  • Experienced in data analysis and solving data problems
  • Most likely to be a Bollywood dancer

Stopping distracted driving is a team effort. Each member of our company plays an important role.

Katasi is building products and we're hiring! At Katasi, we value flexible work schedules and work/life balance. We make our hours count, produce quality work during those hours, then go home and play hard. At Katasi, we don't bring our egos. We all have the same goal, after all -- to save lives through preventing distracted driving. We use our unique strengths to support each other to meet this goal.


Open Positions

Seeking Java engineer who wants to be a super hero… someone who wants to save lives. At Katasi we write distracted driving software solutions. Team members will be responsible for tasks such as: writing “learning algorithms” to assess a driver’s behaviors, assess if a driver is in a car, design a gamification engine, write RESTful interfaces, write backend Java software, and contribute to architecture and design of overall product in an agile environment.

We offer a flexible work environment. Work life balance is important, and people’s most productive hours aren’t always 9-5. It’s your time outside of work which helps you stay happy. In Boulder, Colorado we don’t like to miss those awesome powder days or great biking and climbing days. We do occasional pull-ups on the training board in the office. You also won’t go hungry. We offer a stocked fridge, coffee, tea, sodas, beer, snacks, and the occasional shot of Goldschläger. We do a biweekly team happy hour and some of us like to climb together. Some of us bike to work or take the bus.

Now for the usual stuff…  The hard skills

  • 5+ years Java development experience or equivalent skill level
  • Experience with and understanding of real time data solutions
  • Experience with and understanding of distributed programming practices
  • Writes clean, efficient, testable code
  • RESTful web services
  • Java
  • Data Modeling experience (SQL or noSQL)
  • Competence/familiarity: (some experience, fluency a plus)
    • Amazon AWS or Heroku
    • ELK stack
    • Comfortable in a UN*X shell, can make your way around
    • GitHub
    • Maven/Gradle
    • Knowledge and experience with NoSQL solutions
    • Node.js
    • Big Data Experience

We’re looking for people with these soft skills…

  • Enjoy collaboration – learning new things and sharing your strengths
  • Strong communication skills, ability to express technical concepts in verbal and written form
  • Able to solve tough problems independently, yet able to ask for help if blocked.
  • Self starter – when pointed at a goal, moves heaven and earth to make that happen, taking responsibility for ensuring alignment with overall team goals.
  • Takes pride in creating a great result
  • Passionate about Katasi’s mission and product.  Enjoy making a difference in people’s lives.