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Jeremy Thomas

Denver Software Engineering, Gusto

Denver

I have no business being a software developer. My Liberal Arts degree in Spanish prepared me for a career in the coffee industry, not tech.

But, after teaching myself Java, here I am.

I was a Senior Director of Software Development at a company in San Diego called The Active Network. I was responsible for 12 development teams, and was proud of the organization I ran.

But I always had the desire to "make a dent in the universe" - to use my technology skills to build something that changed people. In 2012 I quit my cushy job and moved to San Francisco to start a company. We raised money. I wrote code - a lot of code. The company didn't work.

So I tried again.

And that company didn't work.

I'm happy to say I've found something that does work. My job is to both write code at and build the Denver engineering team for Gusto.

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