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.
Andrei has been working in the software development industry for over a decade and is still passionate and excited about it. He believes great software is built only when people work together, share their ideas and insights and push the whole community forward. He enjoys working with people and pushing the limits of what they think is possible for them. Outside of work, he is a big mountain sports fan, does scuba diving, plays guitar, and makes cocktails occasionally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jess has worked in the SaSS field for over a decade. Previously at GoTo (Formerly Citrix Online and LogMeIn) for over a decade supporting enterprise customers with their remote solution tools such as GoToMeeting and enabling global employees to work anywhere remotely. Enabling remote work has been her life's blood and she not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Working remotely herself for 15 some odd years she has helped to cultivate a remote friendly culture at GoTo as well as Ping Identity, both companies sharing a hybrid model. Coming fresh out of Ping Identity, an identity and access management company, she has worked in the DevOps realm for the past year and a half and is looking forward to diving further into the DevOps world and everything GitLab!
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 and experiencing new food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smriti is a software engineer with expertise majorly in Ruby/Ruby on Rails. She likes to stay updated in what is going on in tech world, especially DevOps
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.
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.
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.
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.