We’re delighted to announce a big expansion in the Gaia GPS team.
Five new people joined over the course of this spring, including two software engineers, two user support reps, and a marketing writer.
Navigate to the company page to read their bios and learn more.
Who We Hire
Across all positions, a core requirement for working on Gaia GPS is a person who would use Gaia GPS. The person doesn’t only hike but spends a lot of time in the sort of outdoor situations that needs a map.
This hiring round was no exception to the rule. Three of the five new hires came from within the Gaia GPS community itself. And, notably, Gaia GPS completed its triple crown with this hiring round, now employing people who have thru-hiked each of the major national trails—Appalachian Trail, Pacific Coast Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.
Beyond outdoor cred, we look for great talent in writing, programming, and design, and these days, Gaia GPS gets some darn good applicants (as you can see above!).
We’re taking a breath right now and learning how to work as a 10-person team, but we plan to hire more people towards the end of 2018 and into 2019. Beyond the full-time hires, some people have also started doing some contract cartography, video, and writing work for Gaia GPS.
Gaia GPS continues to grow organically, 100% driven by the Gaia GPS community.
We’ve never felt like we had enough people to do everything we want to do, from burnishing the app, to improving the website, to making videos for the help manuals. And we probably still don’t have enough to do everything we want and the community wants, but we’re much closer!