HEAR OUR STORIES

GitLab is an all-remote organization, which means that we have the freedom to work from anywhere and manage our own schedules and way of working. This freedom to work in our own ways has changed many of our lives - read here to find out more.

Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Washington D.C., USA 🇺🇸

Senior Manager, Total Rewards

Remote work has enabled Brittany to have a continuous career since her husband's job moves her all over the United States at a moment's notice. In her tenure at GitLab, she has worked from three different homes across three different states. Additionally, being able to work at any time of the day that works for her allows for more time with her daughter, husband, and puppies. The thought of commuting or going back to an office seems dreadful to Brittany who loves the additional time she gets back due to the remote only culture of GitLab.

Coming from a mathematics background, Brittany combined her love for human interaction with her thirst for knowledge and began working in human resources. She enjoys learning as much as possible about employee relations, compensation, and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their playful pups, Golden Retriever, Cowboy Jake, and St. Bernard, Lucy Lulu.

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Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹

Staff Product Designer, Create:Code Review

Create: Code Review Specialist
The best part of working remotely at GitLab is how much better I appreciate and invest in quality time with family and friends. Because I'm more productive, I also have more time to organize my life and not feel stressed out. Oh, and the commute? It's nonexistent, so I'm not only helping myself but also the planet.
Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Staff Product Designer, Create:Code Review
Create: Code Review Specialist
Reports to Product Design Manager, Create
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: pedroms

Pedro is committed to keeping people happy while using GitLab. He's passionate about transparency, remote work, and open design. Outside of work, it's all about traveling, soccer, movies, and music.

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Elsje Smart

Elsje Smart

Marazion, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Senior Manager, EMEA Sales Development

Even though I worked remotely for many years as a telemarketing consultant for my customers, I was always the "remote person" with others working from their office. I never truly felt part of the team. I also worked in a permanent role for a US-based company for four years with the EMEA team all working from home, but we were often out of the loop. At GitLab we are all on the same level; because we are all remote there is no ability to leave people out of the loop as eveything is written down which is a necessity in our async-working world, and it works seamlessly. GitLab is the best move I ever made.

Elsje has worked in IT sales and marketing for most of her career and was freelance consultant for many years providing inside sales support to software companies. Elsje lives in Marazion, west Cornwall in the UK with her husband, two girls, two dogs, and cat (when she bothers to be home), with a view of the sea and St Michael's Mount from her office window.

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Jarka Košanová

Jarka Košanová

Pilsen, Czech Republic 🇨🇿

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning

Product Planning Specialist
When I decided I wanted to move from Switzerland back home to the Czech Republic I found out that going to an office every day is problematic. I still wanted to spend weeks, maybe even months, in Switzerland and I definitely didn't want to take a vacation for that. At that time I found one of many benefits of remote work. It was back in 2016, since then I realized there is much more to this. And this is true especially at GitLab. Working for GitLab as a family-first company allows me to work while raising a small kid and still find time for plenty of my hobbies. I make use of the flexibility GitLab offers. I can travel and don't need to take a vacation for it, I can do sport or hike in beautiful mountains in the morning and work in the afternoon or late evenings. It also helps me to keep healthy relationships as I can meet friends for lunch or spend a day with my parents while working. Working remotely at GitLab simply supports me in leading a fulfilling life.
Jarka Košanová

Jarka Košanová

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning
Product Planning Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Product Planning
Lives in Pilsen, Czech Republic 🇨🇿
GitLab handle: jarka

Although living in the city of beer where she was also born Jarka spent almost 4 years in Switzerland and still loves that country. She's had experience with different programming languages and started loving Ruby immediately after she tried it for the first time. In her free time she tries to do a lot of sports, loves hiking (especially in mountains), traveling around the world or reading books.

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

California, USA 🇺🇸

Chief Technology Officer

Previous to GitLab I used to bike to my metro stop, and commute over an hour each way into San Francisco. It was normal for me to leave the house before my wife and kids were awake, and to return after they had eaten dinner 5 days a week. Now I spend no time on trains, and tons more time with family, while adding more value at my job. I also like that every 9 months GitLab gives me an excuse to travel to an exotic location in the world to one of our summits. I don't get to travel internationally for fun much anymore after having kids, and this is a great perk for me.

Prior to GitLab, Eric is the veteran of 4 enterprise technology startups. His previous industry experience is in marketing technology, localization software, online video streaming, and a commercial drone software & hardware. He specializes in building great teams and scaling rapidly. He believes in the servant leadership model and staying cool under pressure. When not at work he's either exercising or spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Here's a link to Eric's README.

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William Chia

William Chia

Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Manager, Product Marketing

When I joined GitLab it took me only 1 month to onboard and reach the same level of produtivity that has previously taken me 6 months or longer at other companies I've worked for. When everything is documented and information is accessible, instead of locked away in a specific person's mind, it's so much easier to come up to speed. Working in tiny, iterative increments means I get started sooner, progress is more apparent, and I learn faster what works and what doesn't. Our values of transparency and iteration are a big part of what makes GitLab successful at doing remote-only. I've been here for 2 years now and I still feel like the culture makes me more productive. I'm working fewer hours than I have at any company and spending more time with my family, while at the same time, being more effective at my job.

William is a product-minded storyteller who’s been crafting both code and copy since the late 90’s. At GitLab, William leads the product marketing team. Prior to joining GitLab, William's career focused on serving technical users and buyers at companies like Twilio and Digium, the sponsor of open source Asterisk. Outside of work, you can find William cooking, practicing Taekwondo, and playing video games with his wife and three children.

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Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

Annapolis, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Senior Developer Evangelist

As my bio says, I have 4 young children at home. When I came back to GitLab after having my fourth I noted in our Thanks channel - 'Much easier transition coming back from paternity then I’ve ever had. Being at home & being able to step away to help is so much better than commuting into an office and not being able to help at all.'

Brendan has a passion for software development and iterating on processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. He is a zealous advocate for the user experience. Brendan can still remember what his first computer - a Tandy 2000 - felt like to use (and break...sorry Dad). Working with customers to deliver value is what drives Brendan's passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers - from the nation's top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. The only thing more eclectic is probably his taste in music. Outside of work, you'll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.

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Matej Latin

Matej Latin

Ljubljana, Slovenia 🇸🇮

Senior Product Designer, Growth:Expansion and Adoption

Growth: Activation Specialist
Growth: Conversion Specialist
Growth: Expansion Specialist
Growth: Adoption Specialist
I started my design career as a freelancer working remotely with companies worldwide but I had always wanted to work in a full-time, on-site design position. I assumed that collaboration would be better and communication with other team members easier—two things that greatly impact a designer’s ability to do meaningful work. After moving abroad and spending 6 years working on-site in Germany and London, I realised that my assumption was wrong. Just because people are co-located, it doesn’t necessarily mean they work together better. In fact, the opposite is often the case. So I decided to go back to working remotely and joined GitLab. Unlike before, I now have more control over my day-to-day life, my working environment, and a better work-life balance. GitLab being all-remote means we all put extra effort into communicating well which leads to better collaboration. In my private life, I have more energy and time to spend with my wife, our cat, run my own business on the side, and practice my hobbies. I can’t imagine anything better than that!
Matej Latin

Matej Latin

Senior Product Designer, Growth:Expansion and Adoption
Growth: Activation Specialist
Growth: Conversion Specialist
Growth: Expansion Specialist
Growth: Adoption Specialist
Reports to Product Design Manager, Growth & Enablement
Lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia 🇸🇮
GitLab handle: matejlatin

Matej has been designing websites, interfaces and experiences since he joined a Web Design after-school class at age 13. His passion for simple and usable design took him on a journey through Germany, Luxembourg, England, Scotland and all the way back to his native Slovenia. He's a bookworm, a minimalist and a typography geek.

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Cynthia 'Arty' Ng

Cynthia 'Arty' Ng

Duncan, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Senior Support Engineer (Americas West)

GitLab has changed the way I think about remote work. While I have worked remote before, a lot of work was still done synchronously and in an office part time. At GitLab, work is much more flexible because so much is done asynchronously. Being a global company also means that I can also work in other locations, allowing me to visit friends and family in other locations. At the same time, it has allowed me to live outside a big city, and spend more time with local family and friends when not travelling.

Cynthia has experience in support, education, and technology with roles primarily focused on implementing technology for better user experience and services that aids people in using technology. She likes to solve problems and help people solve their problems. She is passionate various aspects of technology support, but especially about documentation, workflows, and accessibility. She also contributes to community technology events and initiatives including being a mentor at Canada Learning Code workshops.

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Thong Kuah

Thong Kuah

Wellington, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Staff Backend Engineer, Sharding

Enablement: Sharding Specialist
Working with other GitLab team-members around the world asynchronously means that I can schedule my work around family time, which I truly appreciate. Having previously worked one day a week from home, I knew the benefits in terms of productivity and flexibility which is crucial to enable me to contribute to my family life with young children. Going fully remote with GitLab has meant that I am able to send and pick up my kids from school every weekday, thus relieving the stress of rushing home and not having enough hours of the day. I am then able to split my day and work later in the evenings which is also my usual productive times. Thanks !

Thong is a software developer, who loves to solve complex problems with neat code. Having broad experience with all aspects of web application development, he really appreciates open source software where he can find the exact line of code that is causing the issue. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, he enjoys the local coffee, reading fiction books, and watching Studio Ghibli movies. A cat person.

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Shawn Winters

Shawn Winters

Santa Maria, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Sales Development Representative, AMER - Mid-Market

All-remote has given me the freedom and flexibility to travel more than I ever have, reconnecting with loved ones and exploring new locales all over the United States. GitLab allows me to enjoy the days that I’m given. Instead of being confined to an office, I can take a breather and go for a walk on a beautiful day. Being empowered to structure my work around my life has led to a dramatic increase in time spent with family, and being able to pick my son up from daycare is simply invaluable.

Shawn's core value is honesty with himself and others. Shawn's family, friends and 4 year old son are most important to him and he works hard to maintain those relationships. Shawn loves being in sales because he gets the opportunity to meet a lot of new people from various backgrounds and expertise.

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Kenny Johnston

Kenny Johnston

Kansas City, KS, USA 🇺🇸

Sr. Director of Product Management, Ops

Ops Specialist
In previous remote roles I was always flying back to "home-base." At one point, I was traveling every three weeks. After working at GitLab for five months, I took my FIRST trip. Before departing, my son said to me -"Dad, it's OK that you are leaving for a couple of days, you've been here A LOT." That broke my heart.

Kenny started his career in political campaigns before returning to his educational background in computer engineering. He has experience with large open-source initiatives through his time working in the early days of OpenStack for HPE and Rackspace. Kenny recently managed the product management team for a portfolio of managed open-source technologies including OpenStack, Ceph and Kubernetes. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys building puzzles with his two young children, playing boardgames with his partner, kicking the soccer ball around and learning new cooking techniques. Here's a link to Kenny's README.

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Andrew Fontaine

Andrew Fontaine

Toronto, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Senior Frontend Engineer, Release

Release Specialist
Working from home allows me to use my own space, which means using the gear that I've already acquired for my own hobbies, such as a giant monitor. It's also allowed me to visit my family on the other side of Canada far more often that I would be able to. I've also had the ability to move to places I wouldn't normally be able to find work to give my SO the opportunity to fully explore her career.

Andrew fell into working on websites by joining and running hackathons in his undergrad, and can't seem to stop building. He also loves (making) cocktails, (baking) bread, and (playing) video games.

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Cassiana Gudgenov

Cassiana Gudgenov

Durham, NC, USA 🇺🇸

People Compliance Specialist

At my previous employer, a small tech startup, we had the flexibility of working remotely one day per week. As an introvert, this was a great way for me to see how much more productive I could be in a comfortable, distraction-free location. I love GitLab's truly remote and asynchronous working philosophy. I've been extremely grateful to be able to work anywhere, be it in countries where I have family (Canada, Brazil, Bulgaria, New Zealand) or my cozy office with a cup of tea and a cat on my desk! I also always have social opportunities, including daily video meetings and chats, as well as meeting colleagues in person while traveling and at Contribute.

Cassiana lives in Durham, NC, USA and has grown into three different positions during her time in the People Group: first as People Experience Associate, then as People Operations Specialist, and currently as People Compliance Specialist. Her responsibilities have ranged from supporting team members in the complete onboarding and offboarding lifecycle, to converting team members due to international expansion, as well as helping them with relocating to other countries, and much more. Cassiana is passionate about working on the People team because it perfectly aligns with her love of helping all team members feel heard, understood, and supported. Cassiana loves seeking out new vegetarian food adventures, listening to comedy podcasts, re-watching all the rom-coms, pet rescue videos, and traveling the world. She also believes that laughing, especially with family & friends, is healing.

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Charlie Ablett

Charlie Ablett

Motueka, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning

Product Planning Specialist
I live offgrid in a rural valley and have worked remotely as a contractor for over 15 years. Many companies allow remote situations but the heart and soul of the company is still in an office and remote folks miss out on "meatspace" conversations and social events. Even for an all-remote company, GitLab does it well - leveraging appropriate technologies and good process to ensure as much as possible is accessible to everyone, no matter their location or time zone. Personally, I'm grateful to be able to homeschool my children, tend to my 94 fruit trees, and pursue my hobbies... and still get heaps of work done in a richly connected social environment.
Charlie Ablett

Charlie Ablett

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning
Product Planning Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Product Planning
Lives in Motueka, New Zealand 🇳🇿
GitLab handle: cablett

Charlie's time is split between writing excellent software, spending time with family, growing things, and making things out of wood.

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Darren Murph

Darren Murph

North Carolina, USA 🇺🇸

Head of Remote

My wife and I experienced the beautiful and transformative journey of adoption because I worked for an employer that trusted me to excel from a place I needed to be to see it through. I’ve met countless GitLab team members who have never been happier, more fulfilled, or more engaged with their family and community, all because they’re empowered to work remotely.

Darren holds a Guinness World Record in publishing. He has over 12 years of experience recruiting and leading globally distributed teams in media, communications and marketing. He's an explorer at heart, having traversed nearly 50 countries and all 50 US states, becoming a Delta Million Miler along the way. He's passionate about enabling remote work for all and advocating for adoption.

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Zac Badgley

Zac Badgley

Raleigh, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Marketing Program Manager

The all-remote and asynchronous culture was a major factor in joining GitLab. I used to spend my mornings rushing to eat breakfast, walk my dog, and getting on the road to hopefully beat traffic, which was rarely a success. The culture has blown me away with how connected I feel, using web-cams on all meetings and having designated time to get to know colleagues without even bring work into the discussions. I have a healthier, life changing balance that allows me to schedule work and life in an equally fair manner.

Zac joins GitLab with a diverse background in digital marketing, with a focus in lead generation, lead nurture, and marketing automation. Zac enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing, working out, and playing guitar.

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Phil Calder

Phil Calder

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand 🇳🇿

Fullstack Engineering Manager, Growth:Activation, Adoption, Conversion and Expansion

Activation, Adoption, Conversion, Expansion Specialist
When I started at GitLab I swapped a three hour round trip commute for more time with family. I used to get daily traffic reports and rail announcements warning of delays for commuters, now I get to be at home for meals with family. Being all-remote at GitLab means greater flexibility in terms of work hours, and has enabled me to work async first with colleagues from around the world.
Phil Calder

Phil Calder

Fullstack Engineering Manager, Growth:Activation, Adoption, Conversion and Expansion
Activation, Adoption, Conversion, Expansion Specialist
Reports to Director of Engineering, Growth, Fulfillment, and Applied ML
Lives in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand 🇳🇿
GitLab handle: pcalder

I started out as a full stack developer spending many years developing Ruby on Rails applications. Moving into team leadership roles, I quickly learned that through the servant leadership model I am best able to help dev teams be happy, productive, and ready to deliver. I live in New Zealand with my wife and children and love to get out on the trails to run.

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Nathan Black

Nathan Black

Americas East, Remote

Senior Support Engineer (US Federal)

Federal Specialist
There is a simplicity when a walk to the office is to a different room. The ability to customize the office to the interests and creativity of the inhabitor is extremely rewarding.

Nathan has worked in a variety of Systems Engineering and Devops roles for 25 years. He enjoys working outside on the homestead, attending live music concerts and best of all being a dad.

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Nadia Sotnikova

Nadia Sotnikova

Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱

Product Designer, Verify:Pipeline Authoring

Verify: Pipeline Authoring Specialist
My remote experience has started back in college when I landed an internship at an all-remote company. At the time I was already working on campus and taking 18 credits at a uni, so the only way for me to do an internship in my field was to find something very flexible. I gained valuable experience while working early in the morning, in-between classes, during my lunch breaks, and I gotta admin, somestimes even during lectures... I fell in love with remote work and have been working remotely ever since! In fact, I've never had a full-time job in a co-located environment. :) Throughout the years I lived in several countries including the US, Portugal, Hungary, Indonesia, Thailand, Poland, Spain, and traveled to many others, all thanks to remote work. A couple years ago I met my soulmate at a co-working space in Bali, which wouldn't be possible without the freedom of remote work. I can safely say that I can't imagine my life any other way.
Nadia Sotnikova

Nadia Sotnikova

Product Designer, Verify:Pipeline Authoring
Verify: Pipeline Authoring Specialist
Reports to Product Design Manager, CI/CD
Lives in Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱
GitLab handle: nadia_sotnikova

Nadia creates simple, usable and beautiful software. Her background in business and arts as well as great empathy for the user helps her approach design problems from a unique perspective. In her free time Nadia travels, paints, reads books about space, and cooks paleo meals with her partner in crime. When offline, there's a high chance Nadia is surfing in Bali or skiing somewhere in Europe.

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Wayne Haber

Wayne Haber

Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸

Director of Engineering, Growth, Fulfillment, and Applied ML

Growth: Activation Specialist
Growth: Conversion Specialist
Growth: Expansion Specialist
Growth: Adoption Specialist
Growth: Product Intelligence Specialist
Fulfillment: Purchase Specialist
Fulfillment: License Specialist
Fulfillment: Utilization Specialist
GitLab's values make working remotely amazingly effective. Having previously worked remotely at a different company for a number of years, I have experienced both the good and the bad. What works quite well includes highly encouraging video during meetings, recording meetings and writing extensive notes for those who cannot attend live, a daily company meeting for announcements/kudos, a daily group social breakout meeting, distributing documents in advance of discussions so attendees can be prepared and informed, and most importantly asynchronous communication (written discussions in GitLab issues, discussions in docs, Slack, etc). are key. Plus, I love to brag to my friends in Atlanta about my 15-second commute from bedroom to office vs. their 60+ minute commute.
Wayne Haber

Wayne Haber

Director of Engineering, Growth, Fulfillment, and Applied ML
Growth: Activation Specialist
Growth: Conversion Specialist
Growth: Expansion Specialist
Growth: Adoption Specialist
Growth: Product Intelligence Specialist
Fulfillment: Purchase Specialist
Fulfillment: License Specialist
Fulfillment: Utilization Specialist
Reports to VP of Development
Lives in Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: whaber

Prior to joining GitLab, Wayne was a Senior Director of Engineering at a security company for 15+ years. GitLab is Wayne's 3rd startup. Wayne's interests include security, agile software development best practices, coaching engineers and engineering leaders, video games and reading.

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Jennifer Parker (Jen)

Jennifer Parker (Jen)

Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸

Reference Program Manager

Jennifer has 2 school age boys, and remote work allows her to work full time, and to take care of everything her kids could possibly need, including getting them to Karate classes and seeing their school plays, making award ceremonies, getting to all doctors appointments, and of course keeping them home any time they're sick, while still managing a complete work schedule! Prior to GitLab Jennifer worked partially remotely, but spent half the week ~3 hours a day commuting across Atlanta, which allowed a lot of time to catch up on Audiobooks, but was terrible on gas costs and the environment, and took away from valuable time she could be spending with her children and partner. Remote work makes balancing life easier, as everything fits more smoothly and seamlessly together. It's the GitLab way!

Jennifer is a Reference Program Manager with a background of gaining insight into her customer's experience. She is ardent that her customers have a voice and that their needs be met by changing developing software to support their requirements. She loves anything extremely spicy, collects shoes, loves to read, and her kids think her hobbies include housework.

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Saumya Upadhyaya

Saumya Upadhyaya

Bangalore, India 🇮🇳

Sr Product Marketing Manager

Prior to GitLab, I spent over 1.5 hours (one way) on the road getting to work. That's 12.5% of my day on the road! With GitLab, I've earned back that time - giving me the ability to spend more time at work, pursuing my current interests & build new ones. And of course, more time with family!

Prior to GitLab, Saumya has played multiple roles across Product Management, Marketing & Consulting at VMware, Micro Focus & HP. In her spare time, Saumya loves working out (including Crossfit, Boxing & Yoga) & doodling - sometimes a combination of the two.

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Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Hopkinton, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Learning and Development Generalist

Working on a remote team has created the opportunity for my work and personal life to coexist in a way that is both productive and healthy. The opportunity to work flexibly and from my own home allows me extra time each day to dedicate towards my own passions, family, and friends. All remote at GitLab makes me feel included, supported, and engaged, no matter what time zone I'm working from or where my team is located.

After working on the Community Advocacy team, Samantha is excited to bridge her education experience and passion for GitLab and remote work on the Learning and Development team. She brings a background in education and a passion for learning.

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Giuliana Lucchesi

Giuliana Lucchesi

Chicago, IL, USA 🇺🇸

People Business Partner, Development and Product

When I entered the workforce, geography became one of the biggest pain points for me. I found myself in a position in which I needed to choose between the opportunity to work abroad and being based close to my family, which in and of itself is difficult as my family is spread between the US and Italy. GitLab's 100% remote environment has given me complete geographical freedom to spend time with my family and friends globally, all while being a part of an incredible organization. For me, there is truly nothing more valuable!

Based in Chicago (but frequently traveling), Giuliana contributes to the People Business Partner team at GitLab supporting the Development department. Forward thinking and people passionate, she is energized by technology, human development, and business strategy. She loves all things Italian, photography, writing, language, and immersing herself in different cultures. A curious traveler, she has lived in four countries (so has her cat) and traveled to over thirty.

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Johnathan Hunt

Johnathan Hunt

Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸

Vice President of Security

Prior to Gitlab I worked at InVision (another remotely distributed company) for 4 years. Prior to that I sustained a routined 2 to 2.5 hour commute in Atlanta traffic daily. It is a real blessing to have the opportunity to reclaim that time to spend with my family.

Johnathan has been in the infosec space for almost 20 years building security programs at 4 companies. He has worked at 2 Fortune 500's and 4 startups. He is a proud father of 3 boys who diligently work to keep him as exhausted as possible. Enjoys working out, traveling, reading, learning and family time!

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Kassio Borges

Kassio Borges

Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪

Senior Backend Engineer, Manage:Import

Import Specialist
Remote work has enabled Kassio to enjoy his trips with his wife, who also works remote for another company, and cut his grass without wasting the weekend time.
Kassio Borges

Kassio Borges

Senior Backend Engineer, Manage:Import
Import Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Manage:Access & Manage:Import
Lives in Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪
GitLab handle: kassio

Kassio is a passionate software engineer who enjoys communication and solve the right problem. In his spare time, Kassio likes to travel, watch movies, cook and cut his backyard grass.

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Pedro Pombeiro

Pedro Pombeiro

Bulle, Switzerland 🇨🇭

Senior Backend Engineer, Verify:Runner

Runner Specialist
Except for two 3-year stints, my professional career has involved remote work in one way or another. Initially at an offshore office and more recently with 100% distributed teams. Working on an offshore office gave me some flexibility, but I still felt as the odd one compared to the main team. I'd miss out on learning and development opportunities that were tailored to the main team, along with many other opportunities. When I moved to Switzerland in 2012 I chose a quiet countryside city where there was basically a single big employer. After a while I started realizing that this choice was limiting my growth, as well as the kind of coworkers that I got to work with. Fortunately, in 2014, shortly after buying a lifetime subscription for a personal media streaming service called Plex, I received a newsletter in which Plex asked for software developers, without any restriction on location, and 2 weeks later I was moonlighting with them. The fact that my previous employer could no longer use the lack of other opportunities in the region as leverage to underpay and to not recognize its workers was a breath of fresh air for me, and it was clear I would likely never work co-located again. There are just so many advantages to remote work for me that the alternative is not even something I want to consider.

Pedro has always enjoyed making fellow developers' lives easier and more productive, so GitLab is a perfect fit for him. He's worked remotely for the last 2 decades, initially in the industrial sector, and more recently on consumer apps such as Plex as part of fully distributed teams. You can find his professional background on LinkedIn. When not spending time with his family, you can find him playing music (guitar and piano), hiking or skiing in the Swiss mountains.

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Shem Gyll

Shem Gyll

York, UK 🇬🇧

Support Engineer (EMEA)

Everything about remote work is more streamlined, modern and accessible than traditional work. Even applying for remote roles these days is far easier and more productive! Working remotely allows me to focus more on my work without outside distractions in a zen-like trance where productivity just flows simply and easily. I like to walk a lot so working remote gives me opportunities to walk during my breaks or before work, sometimes even taking a long walk to somewhere peaceful before clocking in for the day.

Shem's entire career has been built on providing world-class customer success within tech industries. Always open and personable, he's a fan of walking in the countryside, cooking and carving wooden spoons.

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Steve Loyd

Steve Loyd

California, USA 🇺🇸

VP of Infrastructure

Steve enjoys the efficiency of the GitLab all-remote model and asynchronous communications methods. He lives with his family in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. After 20+ years of commuting 3-4 hours a day to the South Bay and later San Francisco, he is delighted to just commute down the stairs.

Steve has enjoyed much of his career in various TechOps and DevOps leadership roles. He is excited to continue this leadership and also be part of driving future DevOps practices and tools as part of GitLab Engineering. As the leader for the Infrastructure organization, he spends most days ensuring that all gitlab.com customer experiences are secure, reliable, and performant; and that our operations result in a valuable ongoing business for GitLab.

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Dallas Reedy

Dallas Reedy

College Place, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Conversion

Conversion Specialist
Being remote is incredibly empowering. You get the opportunity to craft your day to maximize your productivity. You are in control of your office setup, your schedule, your personal workflow, your meals, your distractions, your breaks … in essence, your life! On top of all of that, you also get to choose where to live! It can be a challenge & a struggle to find your rhythm at first. I recommend connecting with established remote workers for guidance & tips.
Dallas Reedy

Dallas Reedy

Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Conversion
Conversion Specialist
Reports to Fullstack Engineering Manager, Growth:Activation, Adoption, Conversion and Expansion
Lives in College Place, WA, USA 🇺🇸
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: dreedy

Dallas began his career as a graphic designer, but soon fell in love with the ability to create interactive web experiences, and he has been crafting web-based software ever since. He has a lot of experience being on tiny teams and considers himself to be a “Digital Generalist.” Besides “talking to computers,” Dallas enjoys photography, leisurely bike rides, board & card games, cooking, eating, & traveling.

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Kira Aubrey

Kira Aubrey

Arlington, VA, United States 🇺🇸

Field Marketing Manager

Working remotely allows me to manage each day more effectively. This significantly lowers my stress levels so I can focus more time and energy on the things that matter most. I am a better, more focused and efficient team member at work and a relaxed, more energized mother, wife and friend!

Kira is excited to bring her experience with the public sector to GitLab's Field Marketing team. Outside of work, if she's not soaking up quality time with her husband, son and two dogs you'll likely find her running, paddleboarding or scouting out an amazing new (to her) corner of the world.

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Luis Mejia

Luis Mejia

Managua, Nicaragua 🇳🇮

Backend Engineer, Product Intelligence

Product Intelligence Specialist
Luis grew up in the 2nd poorest country of the region, and working remotely gave him access to meet incredible people, travel, work in really interesting projects, start saving and investing and overall contributing more with his local community. He now is involved in more charity projects and he is an organizer for an online community to mentor people from developing countries to prepare themselves for international full remote and high income jobs.
Luis Mejia

Luis Mejia

Backend Engineer, Product Intelligence
Product Intelligence Specialist
Reports to Interim Fullstack Engineering Manager, Product Intelligence
Lives in Managua, Nicaragua 🇳🇮
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: lmejia2

Luis is a passionate advocate for remote teams, debugging and helping others. He uses his free time to be with his family. He has 9 dogs 🐕 (6 of which were previously homeless) and plans to add even more after retired.

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