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Jack Danger

Jack Danger

VP of Engineering at Pathstream

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Seniority

15 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Remote
Team processes
Security
Career Path

I'm Jack Danger, the VP of Engineering at Pathstream.com

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

A New Manager to a Platform Team Should First Define Team Roles
25 June

Jack Danger, Head of Infrastructure at Gusto!, delves into challenges of building a platform team and emphasizes the importance of clearly defined team roles.

New Manager
Managing Expectations
Team processes
EM
Jack Danger

Jack Danger

VP of Engineering at Pathstream

Bootcamp Graduate to Engineering Manager
9 April

Jack Danger talks about the positives of hiring an Engineering Manager with junior development skills but with previous experience in management from non-tech related companies.

Leadership
Diversity
Handling Promotion
Career Path
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Hiring
EM
Jack Danger

Jack Danger

VP of Engineering at Pathstream

How to Make Evaluations a Level Playing Field
9 April

Jack Danger talks about how he made his process for evaluating team members less subjective and more objective in order to ensure that all of his team were treated fairly.

Feelings aside
Diversity
Handling Promotion
Career Path
Product
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Managing Expectations
EM
Jack Danger

Jack Danger

VP of Engineering at Pathstream

Don’t Hire One Woman. Hire Three.
9 April

Jack Danger discusses how hiring three women at once not only helped to ensure the women were comfortable in their new team, but also improved the attitude of his DevOps team.

Diversity
Hiring
Internal Communication
EM
Jack Danger

Jack Danger

VP of Engineering at Pathstream

Videos

Building an Inclusive Engineering Culture
Pooja BrownJack DangerShivani Sharma

Articles

Building an Inclusive Engineering Culture

Hear from senior engineering leaders from Slack, Stitch Fix, and more to learn how they have built inclusive engineering cultures.

https://www.platohq.com/blog/plato-mentors-building-an-inclusive-engineering-culture
Shivani SharmaPooja BrownJack Danger

Experience

Consulting Engineering and Security Leader

Various companies

Mar 2019 - current

Infrastructure lead, Diversity and Inclusion lead

Gusto

Feb 2018 - Feb 2019

Gusto creates a world where work empowers a better life. The Gusto product suite offers Payroll, Benefits, HR tools, and an employee-focused payment system. The engineering work to accomplish this is staggeringly complex. \* Led non-product engineering teams, transforming functional prototypes into IPO-ready engineering systems \* Sourced and hired the security engineering team, led the technical evaluation of CSO candidates \* Rolled out a technical design culture, blameless and education-focused postmortems, robust but low-stress incident response, and a culture of systemic visibility. \* Defined and rolled out a usable incident severity system to help all 800 employees track how we kept our promises to customers \* Mentored the security team and guided the company toward SOC 2 compliance \* Coached engineering leaders across the org in the gritty details of rolling out service oriented architecture \* Briefly served as the D&I lead for the entire SF office (~250 people across many roles) \* Founded and led the Gusto "Invoices" – an extracurricular company acapella 🎙 group that offered musical entertainment to both the SF and Denver company holiday parties

Co-Founder, CTO

Opsolutely

Jan 2017 - Feb 2018

Opsolutely helps teams get their software from where they write it to where they run it while empowering the whole team to deploy. It's like having an extra devops engineer on staff and it doesn't interfere with your current workflow or require you to change which tools you use in your pipeline. We're committed to people over process, to explicit over implicit, to healthy and diverse teams over traditional hiring biases, and to trans-inclusive intersectional feminism over patriarchy.

CTO

Cloops.com

Oct 2009 - Aug 2011

CTO

adPickles, Inc

May 2007 - Oct 2009

Founder & CEO

Dangernet Blogging

Feb 2003 - Jul 2007

President

Studio Danger Consulting Inc.

Feb 2003 - May 2007

Clients included Revolution Health, CruiseJobFinder.com and JobMonkey.com, and various HIPAA-compliant agencies working in healthcare services from California to Washington state.

Software Engineer

Democracy Machine, Inc.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007

This was the kind of company that, after it shuts down, everybody involved only speaks its name after they're three drinks in. No longer in existence.

Software Engineer

Hansine Fisher and Associates

Sep 2004 - Oct 2006

Lead Software Engineer

JobMonkey, Inc.

Sep 2002 - Sep 2006

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