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.

Andrew Fontaine

Andrew Fontaine

Remote

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 Fontaine

Andrew Fontaine

Senior Frontend Engineer, Release
Release Specialist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: afontaine

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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Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

Remote

Staff 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 O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

Staff Developer Evangelist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: brendan

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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Brian Rhea

Brian Rhea

Remote

Senior Product Manager

Product Operations Specialist
Working remotely has allowed our family to create memories that will outlive any personal accomplishment, department initiative, or company goal. We've been able to spend a month in Iceland, extended time in Costa Rica, Florida, and Washington state. In the second half of 2021, we rented out our home in Boulder, moved into an RV and have explored the east coast of the US. Instead of reading about history and science in school, our kids visited Liberty Hall in Philly, saw the Declaration of Independence with their own eyes, walked the streets of Salem, swam with sharks and manatees, observed the wonder of a coral reef, and lived on a working farm for a few weeks. There is nothing that a committed, well-organized remote team can't do. But the experiences we've had because I work remote are impossible in a company that is bound to an office or unable to function async by default.
Brian Rhea

Brian Rhea

Senior Product Manager
Product Operations Specialist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: brhea

Brian spent five years teaching middle school art before pursuing a career in tech and still draws on lessons learned from that experience to this very day. Prior to GitLab, he was Head of Product at an early-stage startup (acquired) and then spent several years as a consultant to a diverse portfolio of product and innovation teams around the world. Brian enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, three kids, and golden doodle. You'll find him fly fishing mountain rivers in Colorado, yearning for the day the Texas Rangers are good again, as well as playing and designing board games.

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Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Remote

Director, 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.
Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Director, Total Rewards
Works remotely
Pronouns: she/her
GitLab handle: brittanyr

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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Cassiana Gudgenov

Cassiana Gudgenov

Remote

People Compliance Partner

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 Gudgenov

Cassiana Gudgenov

People Compliance Partner
Works remotely
Pronouns: she/her
Pronunciation: Ka-see-ah-na Good-jen-ov
GitLab handle: cgudgenov

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 laughter is healing. Her People Operations responsibilities at GitLab have ranged from supporting team members in the complete onboarding/offboarding lifecycle, to converting team members due to international expansion, and now with strategizing and implementing all People Compliance initiatives and projects. Read more in her README.

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Charlie Ablett

Charlie Ablett

Remote

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
Works remotely
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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Cynthia 'Arty' Ng

Cynthia 'Arty' Ng

Remote

Staff 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 'Arty' Ng

Cynthia 'Arty' Ng

Staff Support Engineer (Americas West)
Works remotely
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: cynthia

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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Dallas Reedy

Dallas Reedy

Remote

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
Works remotely
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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Darren Murph

Darren Murph

Remote

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 Murph

Darren Murph

Head of Remote
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: dmurph

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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Elsje Smart

Elsje Smart

Remote

Senior Manager, Business Development APAC & EMEA

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 Smart

Elsje Smart

Senior Manager, Business Development APAC & EMEA
Works remotely
GitLab handle: Elsje

Elsje has worked in software sales and marketing for most of her career and was a freelance consultant for over a decade providing inside sales support to software companies. Elsje is passionate about coaching and encouraging SDRs and BDRs through the Sales Development organisation and seeing them grow their careers at GitLab.

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Remote

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.
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Chief Technology Officer
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: edjdev

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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Giuliana Lucchesi

Giuliana Lucchesi

Remote

Manager, People Business Partner

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!
Giuliana Lucchesi

Giuliana Lucchesi

Manager, People Business Partner
Works remotely
Pronouns: she/her
GitLab handle: glucchesi

Based in Chicago (but frequently traveling), Giuliana contributes to the People Business Partner team at GitLab supporting the Product division, in addition to the Development and Incubation Engineering departments. 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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Jarka Košanová

Jarka Košanová

Remote

Acting Engineering Manager, Manage:Authentication and Authorization

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

Acting Engineering Manager, Manage:Authentication and Authorization
Product Planning Specialist
Works remotely
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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Jacob Caggiano

Jacob Caggiano

Remote

Account Executive (SMB, Expand), US West

I love working remotely because I can take a break every hour and do a few minutes of yoga on the floor without people staring at me.
Jacob Caggiano

Jacob Caggiano

Account Executive (SMB, Expand), US West
Works remotely
Pronouns: He/Him
Pronunciation: Kah-Jee-Ah-No
GitLab handle: jcaggiano

Jacob's primary goal in life is to bring out the best in people. He has a background in open source software development and loves to help customers discover new possibilities with GitLab. Hobbies include music, writing, juggling, dance, meditation, improvising, and breaking the ice with strangers.

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Johnathan Hunt

Johnathan Hunt

Remote

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 Hunt

Johnathan Hunt

Vice President of Security
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: JohnathanHunt

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

Remote

Senior Backend Engineer, Create:Editor

Create Specialist
Remote work has enabled Kassio to enjoy his trips with his wife, who also works remote.
Kassio Borges

Kassio Borges

Senior Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Create Specialist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
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 and try new food.

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Kenny Johnston

Kenny Johnston

Remote

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 Johnston

Kenny Johnston

Sr. Director of Product Management, Ops
Ops Specialist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: kencjohnston

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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Kira Aubrey

Kira Aubrey

Remote

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 Aubrey

Kira Aubrey

Field Marketing Manager
Works remotely
Pronouns: she/her
GitLab handle: KiraAubrey

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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Matej Latin

Matej Latin

Remote

Senior Product Designer, Growth

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
Growth: Activation Specialist
Growth: Conversion Specialist
Growth: Expansion Specialist
Growth: Adoption Specialist
Works remotely
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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Michael Trainor

Michael Trainor

Remote

Support Engineer

Like many others, COVID-19 forced me to work remotely. From the first day, I was a convert. I believe that many types of jobs can benefit from remote work. I am incredibly excited to be working remotely and asynchronously at GitLab!
Michael Trainor

Michael Trainor

Support Engineer
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: tmike

Mike does not identify with one particular job title. He has tried his hands at different specialisations over his career, and is interested in the learning journey, not the destination.
He believes his experience in development, operations, and testing, make him especially equipped to understand the complexity of modern software systems.
He enjoys nature (especially the beach), good food, travel, and music.

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Nadia Sotnikova

Nadia Sotnikova

Remote

Senior 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

Senior Product Designer, Verify:Pipeline Authoring
Verify: Pipeline Authoring Specialist
Works remotely
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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Nathan Black

Nathan Black

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 Black

Nathan Black

Senior Support Engineer (US Federal)
Federal Specialist
Works remotely
GitLab handle: admiralboom

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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Phil Calder

Phil Calder

Remote

Senior Engineering Manager, Growth

Growth 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 with and learn from colleagues from around the world.
Phil Calder

Phil Calder

Senior Engineering Manager, Growth
Growth Specialist
Works remotely
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 development 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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Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Remote

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
Works remotely
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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Pedro Pombeiro

Pedro Pombeiro

Remote

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 Pombeiro

Pedro Pombeiro

Senior Backend Engineer, Verify:Runner
Runner Specialist
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: pedropombeiro

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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Tom McAtee

Tom McAtee

Adelaide, Australia 🇦🇺

Support Engineer

Specialist
I've worked remotely before, but GitLab is the first workplace I've had that embraces remote work fully and encourages all sorts of activities to develop bonds that would usually only form face-to-face.
Tom McAtee

Tom McAtee

Support Engineer
Specialist
Lives in Adelaide, Australia 🇦🇺
Pronouns: He/Him
Pronunciation: Tom ma-ka-tee
GitLab handle: rrelax

Loves community, open source, and workplaces that invest in their employees - so feels like a natural fit at GitLab!

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Saumya Upadhyaya

Saumya Upadhyaya

Remote

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!
Saumya Upadhyaya

Saumya Upadhyaya

Sr Product Marketing Manager
Works remotely
GitLab handle: supadhyaya

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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Shem Gyll

Shem Gyll

Remote

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 Gyll

Shem Gyll

Support Engineer (EMEA)
Works remotely
GitLab handle: shemgyll

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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Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Remote

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.
Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Learning and Development Generalist
Works remotely
GitLab handle: slee24

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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Steve Loyd

Steve Loyd

Remote

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 Loyd

Steve Loyd

VP of Infrastructure
Works remotely
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: sloyd

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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Thong Kuah

Thong Kuah

Remote

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 Kuah

Thong Kuah

Staff Backend Engineer, Sharding
Enablement: Sharding Specialist
Works remotely
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: tkuah

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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Wayne Haber

Wayne Haber

Remote

Director of Engineering for Growth, Sec, and ModelOps

Growth Specialist
Sec Specialist
ModelOps 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 for Growth, Sec, and ModelOps
Growth Specialist
Sec Specialist
ModelOps Specialist
Works remotely
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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Zac Badgley

Zac Badgley

Remote

Digital Marketing 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. I have a healthier, life changing balance that allows me to schedule work and life in an equally fair manner.
Zac Badgley

Zac Badgley

Digital Marketing Manager
Works remotely
GitLab handle: zbadgley

Zac joined 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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