At Headspring, we believe there's a better way
We believe there's a better way to build software, to work with clients, and to do business. And we believe that it all starts with people.
Headspring is much more than a provider of enterprise software strategy and development, and the values that drive our company aren't just lip service. We are motivated by our daily opportunity to create a real impact in the world, and to enable our employees, our clients and our community to achieve beyond their perceived potential.
At Headspring, we don't believe in empty culture promises. In fact, our commitment to culture is why we've been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas several years running.
We are authentic: open offices, compensation transparency, and quarterly hardball sessions with the CEO to ask anything you want. We hire the best talent, but not the biggest egos. Promotion advancement isn't wishful thinking and neither is the elusive 40-hour work week. We also invest in your career development with the tools, training and coaching you need for success.
Don't take our word for it -- check out our near-perfect rating on Glassdoor.
How are we different?
Our environment is relaxed, our office is open, and our team members embrace the creative freedom to make their own experience. We put emphasis on making sure our expert team members get to work on projects for which they are uniquely qualified. We like to have fun, and we covet a balanced, 40-hour work week.
If you see a role that looks to be a great fit, we look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you.
Dustin Wells, Founder & CEO
Since 1999 with the inception of his first enterprise, Austin Data Works, Dustin has extensive expertise in bringing value to his clientele by way of quality, specialized products. Austin Data Works became Headspring in 2005, and to date Dustin has successfully led projects for over 125 clients including custom applications for Dell, Trilogy, Activant, and many others. Dustin’s past experience includes technology consulting and enterprise architecture, programming, business management, and finance. Dustin is actively involved in the community as a board member of and volunteer for several non-profit organizations. Dustin is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, a dedicated Longhorns fan, a musician, and an expert in preparing smoked BBQ ribs.
Kevin Hurwitz, Chief Architect
Hurwitz oversees the delivery of .NET implementations and leads Headspring’s effort to refine its industry-leading software delivery processes. These processes include ROI-focused requirements analysis, agile project management, and the extensive use of automation to increase business value and software accuracy while simultaneously reducing implementation costs. In total, Kevin has eleven years of experience delivering custom software for more than twenty companies, of all sizes, across multiple industries including e-commerce, insurance, real estate, mortgage lending, and telecommunications. He is also a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and has delivered several technical presentations. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M, and an Executive MBA from Jack Welch Management Institute.
Glenn Burnside, VP Engineering
Glenn ensures the successful, “zero-surprises” execution of all our clients’ projects, and the delivery of our unique “Boot Camp” style technology courses. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Glenn has been delivering software projects and leading development teams for over 14 years, ranging from high-speed data acquisition libraries to global e-commerce solutions, as well as enterprise products for both the medical and financial industries. He works with all our consulting staff to make sure they are fully equipped to delight our clients with insightful solutions to their business needs. He is an Eagle Scout, a Microsoft Certified Professional, and a Certified Scrum Master, and has given talks at several community user groups.
Jimmy Bogard, Technical Architect
Jimmy oversees the technical design and architecture of solutions delivered, evaluating potential technologies and increasing awareness of technologies on the horizon. Jimmy has delivered solutions ranging from shrink-wrapped products to enterprise e-commerce applications for Fortune 100 customers. He is also a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and is an active member in the .NET community, leading open source projects, giving technical presentations, and facilitating technical book clubs. Jimmy is a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders group, and received the “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) award for ASP.NET in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
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In my first year, I grew more than I ever did in my 8+ years of corporate development jobs. You're surrounded with smart people every day who genuinely care about their craft and the success of their peers. Add to that a portfolio of diverse and challenging projects and you have a recipe for one of the best places you could ever work.Cons
As other reviews indicate, with freedom and autonomy comes responsibility and accountability. This can be overwhelming for some people who aren't used to it; but don't mistake this for a lack of support.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Headspring in November 2014.Interview Details
About 6 interviews/meetings. 1st interview with a recruiter for an initial conversation to know what was my interest and current and desired salary. 2nd interview with the director of engineering to discuss the requirements of a project. Had a week to develop the project and then present it to the director of engineering and vice-president of operations in a 3rd interview. During the presentation live coding was a requirement and detailed explanation about what was done. A 4th interview to discuss additional topics like future interests, what I've done in the last years, projects worked, current role and responsibilities in the current employment, etc. Next 5th interview was presential in the offices of Dallas, TX. Company paid for the flight and offered me options (support) for staying and transportation. The office is great and located in a great building in Addison, TX. During the presential interview, I was required to discuss with the director of engineering a topic that passionate me during 30 minutes, another 1 hour for dicussing projects I have worked on in my last years in a more technical discussion. 30 mins were provided to ask questions. Just few minutes after leaving the office, two recruiters called me to discuss the position that I qualify and the possible salary. Two days later I talked to the vice president, director of engineering, and recruiters for a formal offer. Few hours later I received the formal letter. It was an amazing and constructive experience.Interview QuestionsNegotiation DetailsRecruiters specified me for what position and salary I qualify and allow me to provide an honest amount for relocation. Formal letter was exactly as I expected and there was no changes after what I talked with the recruiters after the last presential interview.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
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