Joseph Gefroh

Joseph Gefroh

Director of Engineering at HealthSherpa

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    Hello! I've been a software engineer leader for over 10 years, 8 of which have been in team leadership or management roles. I have deep experience leading and managing product development teams of all kinds, from 2 people to 20, of all seniority levels, in companies ranging from 2 people to 350. I've led agile and devops transformations at scaling startups, helped guide and manage teams towards performing with excellence, defined organizational process and structures, created performance improvement and professional development programs, and trained and mentored many engineers and managers of all levels. I enjoy empowering people and creating highly effectively cultures and environments that lead to excellence. Great to meet you!

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    9 Years


    Manager of Managers


    Education / eTech
    Computer Software
    Financial Services / Fintech
    Consumer Services
    Law, Government & Non-Profit
    Travel Services

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    Reducing Tech Debt: Roll Up Your Sleeves

    13 August

    Joseph Gefroh, Director of Engineering at HealthSherpa, speaks of his efforts to reduce tech debt by rolling up his sleeves and creating a number of modules with frameworks, libraries, and tools.

    Tech Debt
    Introducing the Agile Mindset

    13 August

    Joseph Gefroh, Director of Engineering at HealthSherpa, uncovers how he helped introduce the agile mindset that places a key emphasis on adaptiveness and the ability to operate in ambiguity.

    Company Culture
    Agile / Scrum
    Transforming a Waterfall Team Into a High-Performing Agile Team

    13 August

    Joseph Gefroh, Director of Engineering at HealthSherpa, shares how he managed to transform a waterfall team into a team that iterated fast and embraced an agile mindset.

    Agile / Scrum
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    Director of Engineering


    Jan 2021 - current

    HealthSherpa is the fastest and easiest way to enroll in ACA / Marketplace health insurance. * Develop career ladder and conduct leadership training program for lead engineers in company. * Improve company software delivery effectiveness through application of DevSecOps, Lean, and agile principles, practices, and processes. * Ensure software architecture develops and grows in a scalable, secure, compliant manner. * Manage team engineering leads and engineers. * Implement and code components and subsystems that can be leveraged by entire team to accelerate product development, such as deployment scripts, feature flagging, auditing, and reporting libraries.



    Aug 2020 - Aug 2020

    GiveTurtle provides powerful giving day and fundraising tools that serve the needs of universities and higher-education institutions in their advancement efforts.

    Senior Software Engineer

    Canary Technologies

    Aug 2020 - Jan 2021

    Led an engineering team in product development and resolving urgent client issues. Implemented intake processes, product-managed initiatives, and built monitoring systems, feedback collection tools, business intelligence reports, and new admin dashboards.

    Senior Director, Engineering

    Snap! Raise

    Jun 2018 - Aug 2020

    Snap! Raise is the country's leading fundraising solution for K-12 education. As the senior-most technical leader of the 350-person company, I oversaw all software product development for Snap! Raise. I was responsible for developing and executing strategic plans, day-to-day execution management of engineering teams, people management, hiring, architecture and software design, defining organizational structures and development processes, governance, and ensuring compliance and security auditing, and building a great team.

    Director of Engineering

    Snap! Advance

    Jan 2018 - Feb 2020

    Snap! Advance is a leading university giving day and fundraising platform. Acquired by Graduway in Feb. 2020. Scaled B2B university giving day platform performance by 30,000% through aggressive back-end re-architecture, managed governance and technical changes to achieve PCI compliance, all while leading team in delivery of customer-facing features that helped the product become turn-key and raise over $150MM in the 15-employee division.

    Director of Engineering

    Jumpsuit Commerce

    Aug 2016 - Sep 2017

    Jumpsuit Commerce is a payments facilitator and credit card processor with products in both physical payments and digital fundraising domain. Rescued failing flagship product, completely overhauling it and saving the company from losing primary revenue generator. Designed, architected, and coded PCI-compliant credit card and card-not-present payments processing, payments facilitation, and B2B2C fundraising systems from the ground up that processed over $50MM while leading product development team of 4 at the 11-employee company.


    Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

    Co-founded event and community platform to cultivate Hawaii's tech community, leading team of 3 in development using Ruby on Rails and Angular 1.

    Lead Software Engineer

    eWorld Enterprise Solutions

    Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

    Led multiple teams of 2 - 7 in building enterprise financial and project management software for government clients worth $1MM+, spearheaded initiatives to modernize development practices.

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