Sean Porter

Sean Porter

Sean found the Internet in 1991 and no one has been able to stop him building software for it since. After stints in DevOps, Development, and Product Management, he created a startup that built a system for live music called Gigbot that was acquired by Ticketfly, where he moved to San Francisco to serve as CTO and build the tech team from its first employee to 30 Product, Engineering, QA, and Ops employees. He then spent time at Eventbrite, driving its API and Reserved Seating efforts.

After his "peak SF" moment (where we went in halfsies on Google Glass and was reimbursed in Bitcoin), he moved back to Denver in 2014 to run Product and Engineering at FullContact, a Foundry-backed graduate of TechStars.

Sean is currently CPO at Galvanize—he considers his own life transformed by technology and entrepreneurship, and is passionate about helping others follow that same path.

A native of Iowa, Sean enjoys gustatory explorations in Denver, getting outside in Colorado, and spending time with his (incredibly bright and good looking) children, and of course, making colorful analogies to explain things to people who are less nerdy.

You can reach sean at mail at seanporter dot com

Galvanize Software Jobs

Lead Software Developer

Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology, that offers education, work space and networking. Our 9 beautifully designed campuses are places where people and companies congregate to create real-world change and inspire each other. We teach courses in the software development, data science and data engineering for those looking to enter or advance in tech (our graduates have gone on to work at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, IBM, AmericanExpress, and more). We’re looking for a passionate engineering lead to create transformative software products and and high-performing software teams. Strong problem solving skills, desire to learn and grow,ability to multi-task, and think on your feet are skills that we value. We’re fans of using the right tool for the job, but our current stack is Ruby/Rails, Backbone, AngularJS, and Go. The Services Engineering Lead will be responsible for some of Galvanize’s most critical infrastructure: payments, inventory management, galvanize.com and our student and member application tracking system. Learn more about what we’re up to at software.galvanize.com. Learn More

Senior Software Developer, Talent

Do you care about the quality of your code? Do you like feeling a sense of ownership for the product? Do you like working with a fun team rapidly meeting the needs of a quickly growing company? We’re looking for an experienced and passionate developer to help create world-class digital experiences that incorporate the latest industry technologies using best practices. Strong problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, and think on your feet are skills that we value. We’re language agnostic but our current stack is Ruby/Rails, React, Backbone, React, Go, Salesforce. Learn more about what we're up to at software.galvanize.com. Learn More

Sr. Developer

Do you care about the quality of your code? Do you like feeling a sense of ownership for the product? Do you like working with a fun team rapidly meeting the needs of a quickly growing company? We’re looking for a passionate developer to help create world-class digital experiences that incorporate the latest industry technologies using best practices. Strong problem solving skills, desire to learn and grow, ability to multi-task, and think on your feet are skills that we value. We’re language agnostic but our current stack is Ruby/Rails, Backbone, AngularJS, and Go. Learn more about what we're up to at software.galvanize.com Learn More

Sr. DevOps Engineer

Galvanize is building the industry-focused educational institute of the future. Participants in our data science and software engineering programs do work for real companies in our community and learn from instructors who also serve as industry consultants. Graduates of our programs have gone on to work at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, IBM, AmericanExpress, and more. Join us in building the future of education. We are looking for Sr. DevOps Engineer. Our customers are Galvanize’s employees, members, and students. You will be responsible for solving configuration management, authentication, access control, and operational problems. This role requires skills of traditional operations and development roles as we want you to be able to not just solve problems, but solve them at scale. Learn More

VP of Engineering

Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology, that offers education, workspace and networking. Our 9 beautifully designed campuses are places where people and companies congregate to create real-world change and inspire each other. We teach courses in the software development, data science and data engineering for those looking to enter or advance in tech (our graduates have gone on to work at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, IBM, AmericanExpress, and more). Learn more about what we’re up to at software.galvanize.com. Learn More

VP of Instruction

Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology, that offers education, workspace and networking. Our 9 beautifully designed campuses are places where people and companies congregate to create real-world change and inspire each other. We teach courses in the software development, data science, and data engineering for those looking to enter or advance in tech (our graduates have gone on to work at Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, IBM, American Express, and more.) We’re looking for a senior leader who has demonstrated the ability to build transformative, blended, data-driven educational institutions at scale. This role will lead our curriculum development and instructional design efforts. Learn More