At the ThunderCross cyclocross race this past weekend, a man — a hero — rode the entire race in a gigantic giraffe costume. He could have made that giraffe head three-feet high and it would have still been awesome. But he made it 10-feet high. He aimed higher. Went bigger. Didn’t let the reality of racing with a humongous, cardboard giraffe costume keep him down.

Couldnt fit the whole giraffe head in the pic.
Couldn’t fit the whole giraffe head in the pic.

Be that giraffe guy. Find a job that is that much more awesome. Try for the thing you thing you think you can’t do. Even if your giant head nearly wobbles off. It might just be worth it. Which brings us to our jobs roundup: Companies are a-hiring right here in Bend, Oregon.

Organic, SEM, PLAs

Sales Operations Analyst
Client Performance Manager
Sr. Test Engineer
Software QA Manager
And more.

QA Engineer
Network Platform Engineer
Build Engineer
Application Engineer
And more.

Visit the StartupBend jobs page for even more #inbend postings. And if you’re a startup post your jobs here.

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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