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Austin Byers
Principal Software Engineer

What do you do at Panther Labs?

Infrastructure, core product features like user management, architecture design, interviews, leading small teams, incident response

How long have you been at Panther Labs? 

Almost since the beginning! I joined Sep 10, 2018 – just over 3 years ago

What’s the most exciting part of your day to day work? 

Unblocking others and reducing tech debt

What has been your key to success at Panther? 

Quick execution and relentless prioritization – spending time wisely

What do you feel makes Panther different from other companies you’ve worked at?

An experienced leadership team which is thoughtful, transparent, and collaborative.

Who inspires you the most? Why?

Jeff Dean – after 20 years at Google, he still spends much of his time on engineering and research. He’s very likely the highest-leveled engineer in the world.  

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I sing in the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as a lower bass! I’m also trying to learn piano, and am totally addicted to automation games like Factorio

If you could visit any city in the world, where would it be? Why?

Berlin – I hear crazy (good) stories about their clubs and events

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