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.
Douwe caught the programming virus at the age of 9, got his first freelance job 2 years later, and spent the years that followed gaining experience with a wide range of technologies—both by himself and at two startups. Around 2011, he found Ruby and fell in love with the language and the open-source community surrounding it, which made him a perfect fit for GitLab. In 2019, having had a hand in 55 GitLab releases and a front row seat to the 100X growth of the company and engineering organization, he joined the Meltano project to use that experience to strengthen and grow its engineering team and open source community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chrissie is a writer and marketer with a predilection for fact-checking and nitty-gritty details. Before joing GitLab, Chrissie was a content marketer in the fintech space. She has a corgi named Potato, a cat named Mouse, and a shelter dog named Millie.
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.
Charlie's time is split between writing excellent software, spending time with family, growing things, and making things out of wood.
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.
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.
Brandon started off with a degree in architecture, moved into graphic and industrial design, and then ended up as a self-taught frontend web developer who specializes in UX. In his spare time he plays around with the latest gadgets such as mobile, AR/VR, wearables, IoT, and voice interaction. When he isn’t gardening or hiking he’s probably disc-golfing or playing video games. Here's a link to Brandon's README.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wil builds the systems and practices around social media strategies at GitLab. When he's not building, Wil is a full time cat daddy and climate activist.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.