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Engineers Thrive in L.A.’s Vibrant Tech Scene – Especially Those at FloQast

Aug 02, 2018 | By Blake Oliver

Did you know there are an estimated 70,000 engineers in the Los Angeles metro area?

Universities in L.A. graduate more engineers than any other metro area in the U.S. And unlike that other silicon place up north, the beaches here are warm and sunny. Plus, living here is still (relatively) affordable. And you can usually find a parking spot.

Combine those ingredients with healthy venture capital funding, and we’ve got a vibrant startup scene in Los Angeles.

That’s why FloQast has been here since our beginning. FloQast was founded by accountants in L.A. so that accountants all over the world can close the books faster and more accurately.

A software company needs engineers to build the product, and we think we’ve got some of the best. Our engineers thrive in an environment of collaboration, innovation, and constant improvement. Happy engineers means we can keep making life even easier for accountants. Built in LA just did a profile of four of our engineers, who talk about how our environment of collaboration has made them all better at what they do:

  • James Booth, our Principal Software Architect, was Employee No. 1. He makes sure our software remains true to the vision from our founders.
  • Jasmine Mina, a Software Engineer, loves the opportunities for learning and mentoring that come when everyone works across the stack.
  • Kevin Pagtakhan, a software Engineer, thrives in our generous and client-focused environment that’s like a big family, where everyone strives to make life better for everyone else here.
  • Eric Hirshfield-Yamanishi, Software Development Engineer in Test, appreciates the approachability of the entire team at FloQast for discussions about work, the business, and life in general.

In 2017, LA Business Journal ranked us #18 out of the top 100 places to work in our category, and reviews on Glassdoor confirm that this is an amazing place to work. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.

FloQast is growing at a fast pace, and we’re looking for some more great folks to join our team. If you want to work in a collaborative and open environment, in some of the coolest new digs in L.A., check out our job postings.

Blake Oliver
Blake Oliver, CPA, is an entrepreneur, accountant, writer, and speaker who specializes in cloud accounting technology. In 2016 and 2017, Blake was named a “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor. He is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for FloQast.

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