Who We Are

About SONG

We’re a values-driven team that’s been around the block.

We have five core values that you’ll hear a lot about if you work with us.

  • Fairness. We’re Minnesotans, so we believe everyone should get a fair shake. We work with our clients to find the right way forward for everyone.
  • Trust. Our clients put a significant piece of their business into our hands, and so we are thoughtful and careful with it.
  • Understanding. Not all of the tech industry is technical. Humans drive everything we do. We work hard to understand our clients, our clients’ clients and everyone who uses the custom software we build.
  • Independence. We don’t lock clients in with proprietary solutions or unreadable code bases. Our clients stick with us because they want to.
  • Making things better. We do good things and so do our clients. We are making lives better for having worked for us, with us, or on software we’ve made.

We’ve used these values to make web apps with Twin Cities-based manufacturers and retail companies like Airborne Athletics and 2nd Swing Golf, with start-ups from across the country like Inly and with other big-name companies that you think of every day. Get in touch and we’ll walk you through our portfolio.

Get to know the folks that work here

Joe Song
CEO

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve been building the web since the late 1900s. In that time, I’ve worked with clients big and small, on products new to the world and innovative. Most recently, I was leading technical teams in the advertising industry for about a decade before founding SONG. I’m also a part-time musician, hence the name.

What do you do at SONG?

I build relationships and code. I founded our company with a desire to have a real connection to our clients and to create excellent custom software together. We’ve been successful so far, and there’s more to come.

What are three words/phrases to describe you?

Leader, integrator, human.

Alex Barrett
Technical Architect

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve been building software in one form or other for more than twenty years. I also taught yoga for five years and have degrees in English and Theater.

What do you do at SONG?

As a software architect, I help to design and create long-lasting, efficient, and smartly-built solutions to business problems.

Three words/phrases to describe you?

Enthusiastic, open-minded, and “of many hats”

Luke Hemken
Business Operations Manager

What did you do before joining SONG?

Before joining SONG, I worked for a small boutique Management and IT consulting firm located in St. Paul, MN. I worked in the Project Management office leading Agile teams in the Government and Financial Services industries. 

What do you do at SONG?

At SONG, I help lead our business operations and product development practices, both internally and with our awesome clients. I enjoy wearing multiple hats and adding value wherever I can! Some call me Scrum Master, Finance guy, or Integrator in Traction / EOS.

Three words/phrases to describe you?

Entrepreneur, Agile Enthusiast, Competitive Card Game Player

Jenny Mueller-Bune
Application Developer

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve worked at companies big and tiny over the last several years, helping clients to make their piece of the internet a better place to be. With a focus on front-end technologies, I enjoy bridging the gaps between design, user experience, and functionality.

What do you do at SONG?

I help to connect clients with their visions. We’re a small company with direct client communication, and I enjoy the trust to problem-solve all kinds of challenges, technical and creative.

What are three words/phrases to describe you?

Thorough, Creative, Listening
John Olson
Senior Application Developer

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve developed web applications professionally for over ten years. I’ve worked in mobile apps, web apps, CMSes, and Ecommerce platforms.

What do you do at SONG?

I love finding elegant solutions to complex software problems. I’m a stickler in code reviews. I’m a life-long learner and always striving to improve.

Three words/phrases to describe you?

Problem Solver, Opinionated, Detail-Focused

Tanya Unangst
Senior Application Developer

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve been doing web development since the early 2000s.  I was a full-stack developer for several years at an insurance company and then a digital media company. Eventually, I decided that I preferred to focus on the front-end so I worked as a lead front-end developer at a market research company for the past 4 years before coming to SONG.

What do you do at SONG?

I’m a team leader and front-end developer at SONG.  I love coding in Angular on several cool web apps for our clients. 

Three words/phrases to describe you?

Realist, Foodie, Minnesota Vikings Fanatic

Grant Weeks
Senior Application Developer

What did you do before joining SONG?

I’ve been developing web applications for 20 years, creating custom applications using various languages and frameworks.

What do you do at SONG?

I am a developer working on both front and back-end solutions for custom applications.

Three words/phrases to describe you?

Always learning, Caring, Humanist

Darlington Wleh
Senior Application Developer and Systems Lead

What did you do before joining SONG?

Before SONG, I worked with clients and teams, big and small, matching software toolset to business problems in a wide range of industries.

What do you do at SONG?

I contribute to a team that provides custom end-to-end software development and custody.

What are three words/phrases to describe you?

Creative, Ambitious, Helpful.