When LeadMethod founder Justin Johnson moved the Bend-based software company into new offices last fall, there was room to spare. But the startup’s recent spate of hires has helped fill the company’s downtown digs and primed the business to grow.
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.
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.
Today could be — no promises — your best day ever. It’s our first Jobs Roundup as StartupBend. It’s a day of unbridled hope and optimism. A day when anything can happen. A day when you feel just like this boy from Neverending Story riding a flying dog. Let’s do this!
In its recent story about where people moving to Bend are coming from, the Bulletin reported that tech jobs in Deschutes County are growing at a faster rate than jobs overall.
Did the jobs board literally blow up? No. That would dangerous. But there’s been a bit of a jobs-plosion in the last two weeks. It’s exciting and leaves us feeling a bit motivational.
Not only is NAVIS expanding into new markets and developing new products, but the Bend-based software company is also transforming its development team and its work space, according to CTO Doug Spencer.
And it’s the jobs roundup! Back and better than ever. So if you’re looking for a job, we might just be able to help you out …