Meet the team.

Duncan Haldane


Duncan started working on JITX because he wanted a better way to design robots. While he was at Berkeley he started collaborating with Jonathan on better design tools for origami robots. Duncan's work in robotics won him a best-paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and a Guinness World Record. Since co-founding JITX he has been working on sales, marketing, strategy, fundraising and recruiting.

MS and PhD Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Berkeley
BS Mechanical Engineering - Florida State University

Jonathan Bachrach

Co-founder/Creative Director

Jonathan is the creative director of JITX working on amazing new algorithms for physical design automation, and planning out the future for long-term impact. He's a thought leader in design tools, with a 35-year-long track record. He led the Chisel project at UC Berkeley, and previously co-founded Other Lab. Research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 8 years, he has held postdocs as ICSI and Stanford, and was a researcher at IRCAM. He studied cognitive science, computer science, and visual arts.

MS and PhD Computer Science - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
BS Computer Science - University of California, San Diego

Patrick Li


Patrick is the CTO of JITX, building the backbone of our automated design software, and taking on some of our trickier algorithmic problems. He is the designer and implementer of the L.B. Stanza programming language, an optionally-typed general purpose programming language. He previously developed FIRRTL, the intermediate representation of Chisel3.

PhD Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley
MASc Machine Learning - University of Toronto
B.Eng Electrical Engineering - University of Calgary

Our vision at JITX is to automate hardware design for the benefit of science and the welfare of humanity.

JITX is a team that is building next‑generation software to help companies design better electronics. Dedicated to solving difficult problems with huge impact, our first step is to automate circuit board design. We are a profitable seed‑stage startup, backed by Y Combinator.

Anita Pagin

Head of Talent

Anita is building a world class team and culture at JITX! Her expertise is building teams around the company roadmap, building diversity and intern programs, and recruiting processes. Anita was formerly with software and hardware integrated startup companies, such as Carbon and Meta. Outside of work, she is found hiking, swimming, cycling, and running.

San Jose State University, BS, Business, Human Resources Management

Ariel Hirschberg

Software Engineer

Ariel is a software engineer at JITX, who loves diving into algorithms and language design. With his development of CAD importers and JITX language features, he is committed to seamless expression of hardware intentions through software. If Ariel is away from his desk, he's either out jump roping or observing the next caterpillar that crawled through his garden.

University of California, Berkeley, BA, Computer Science

Bertrand Pellenard

Senior Software Engineer

Bertrand is a software engineer at JITX, working on computational geometric problems. Previously, he worked on geometric problems related to numerical simulation and 3d metal printing. In his free time, Bertrand likes to bike, hike and travel.

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, PhD, Computer Science

University Claude Bernard of Lyon, MSc, Mathematics

University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, BS, Mathematics

Bhusan Gupta

Hardware Architect

Bhusan is a hardware architect at JITX with the responsibility of bridging the hardware/software divide. His broad background spanning IC chip design, PCB design, firmware, test and packaging provides him a unique perspective to improve the tools at JITX. When he isn't working, he enjoys running, biking, tennis, and fixing (mostly) broken things.

MS & PhD Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

BS Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Mike Hilgendorf

Software Engineer

Mike is a software engineer at JITX, working on developer tools, infrastructure, and product features. He previously developed professional multimedia software, and has a passion for building tools for creators. When he's not building things with JITX he plays piano and guitar while tweaking audio systems.

University of Miami - BS, Electrical Engineer, Audio Focus

Oleg Pliss

Senior Programming Systems Engineer

Oleg is a programming languages, compilers, runtimes and development tools engineer. He has extensive background in implementation of programming languages. Outside of work, Oleg enjoys hiking, cycling, and lecturing on computing subjects (compilers, virtual machines, memory management, the history of programming languages).

PhD, Computer Science, Saint-Petersburg University, Russia

Philippe Ferreira De Sousa

Software Engineer

Philippe formulates and solves optimization problems generating PCB schematics. Additionally, he sets up the product web interface and infrastructure. Philippe studied applied mathematics and previously developed chatbots for an AI company in Paris and software for an algorithmic trading company in Hong Kong. Philippe enjoys traveling and follows closely new advancements in tech, from electric vehicles to deep learning research.

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Engineering, MEng, Operations Research & FinTech

Ecoles des Ponts ParisTech, Masters Degree, Mathematics and Computer Science

Rajesh Patel

Director of Engineering

Rajesh is the Director of Engineering of JITX, managing engineering teams and building infrastructure for JITX’s cloud offering. Rajesh has experience in building startups from inception multiple times over the past 20 years. In his free time, he spends time learning guitar, riding motorcycle and hiking.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, Computer Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, B.Tech, Engineering Physics

Scott Messick

Software Engineer

Scott is a recovering mathematician who is fascinated by the frothing boundary between deep theory and messy practicalities. His past research projects were in the theory of continuous-time computation, foundations of mathematics, and general-purpose programming language design. Outside of work he might be found at the climbing gym, on the hiking trail, or curled up with a good hard science fiction novel.

Cornell University, PhD, Mathematics

Cornell University, MS, Computer Science

University of Chicago, BS, Mathematics

Stephen Golemme

Lead Product Engineer

Stephen develops product and feature definition, partnerships, and customer success at JITX. He brings expertise in electronics design process, having published multiple papers on the topic, co-chairs IPC-2231 Design for Excellence standard, and teaches courses on electronics design process. Previously, he improved electronics design process at X, the moonshot factory (formerly known as Google[X]), and designed electronics for consumer, energy, offshore, and defense industries.

University of Southern California, BS Electrical Engineering and Engineering Technology Commercialization 

Tyler Lanphear

Software Engineer

Tyler is a software engineer at JITX with a passion for compilers, software testing and programming language design. In a past life, he worked on automated software testing and code coverage tools for C/C++ and Ada. On nights and weekends, you may find him exploring Berkeley, hacking on side projects, or working on improving his French.

University of Rhode Island, BS, Mathematics

Vladimir Ivanov

Software Engineer

Vladimir is a Software Engineer at JITX. Vladimir is passionate about backend development, decentralized/distributed apps, and the infrastructure side of the stack. Outside of work, Vladimir enjoys long-distance cycling, hiking, and reading.

Lomonosov Moscow State University, M.Sc., Soil Science
Lomonosov Moscow State University, B.Sc., Soil Science

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