Humor me and harken back to the early 2000s for a moment. We had just moved to town and my soon-to-be husband was hoping to find a tech job in Bend. He looked (unsuccessfully) for a couple of years while working remotely and we ultimately moved back to the Puget Sound. Bend had won our hearts, but the reality was we couldn’t stay — not if we wanted to progress in our careers.

Consider that at that point, G5 had yet to be founded. Kollective was 15 years away from opening an office here. And the BVC, Seven Peaks and Cascade Angels didn’t exist. I cried the entire way up I-5 and we spent the next decade plotting how to move back.

So when I scan the jobs board each week, I can officially say: We’ve come a long way baby. I’m so excited for the tech and startup community that’s growing here, and for the opportunities available to current and aspiring Bendites for solid, career-advancing, good-paying jobs in Bend.

You might see just a job opening. But what I see is a chance for another person or family to create a life they want in a place they love. Believe me, that’s harder than it sounds. Now to bring this story full circle, the software company my husband later started is hiring right now, right here.

Love these mountains. But they don't pay the bills.
Love these mountains. But they don’t pay the bills.

This brings us to the job openings.

Kollective

QA Engineer
Applications Engineer
QA Client/Server Engineer
QA Engineer-Performance/Security

LeadMethod

Client Success Associate
Sales Development Rep

Find other openings from G5 and more at startupbend.com/jobs.

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, 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 WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
Kelly Kearsley