“PayJunction Culture” Posts

Rallying Local Women in Technology

Rallying Local Women in Technology

The striking absence of women in technology is as unsettling as it is well documented. We see and hear about it every day in the media, in our business community and even at our own recruiting events, where a tech talk open to 50 students may have just one or two women in attendance. In a small town with a high cost of living, hiring diverse candidates even at mid-to-senior levels is an enormous challenge. Add our local competitors for candidates into this mix, and it becomes extremely challenging to create a workforce at all, let alone a diverse one.…

Why We Care About Ethical Credit Card Processing

Why We Care About Ethical Credit Card Processing

Read enough about PayJunction’s company culture, and it’s clear we prioritize long-term relationships over short-term profit. That’s not just a nice-sounding statement, it’s what we practice every day with our customers. Since we launched our blog, we’ve largely focused on unethical billing issues. These are the unfortunate, but all-too-common, ways players in the payments space unfairly profit off their customers. Because everyone does it, there’s an assumption among providers that it’s OK. Business owners are left to believe they can’t escape fake fees and hidden markups because they’re the norm. Complex…

The Philosophy Behind PayJunction's Engineering Success

The Philosophy Behind PayJunction's Engineering Success

I’m beyond proud to be one of the three founders of PayJunction. We met at University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 while studying computer science, became friends and set off on a journey to engineer this company. I manage a small, talented team of engineers. In truth, we embody a senior engineering culture. We have high expectations for our team. We work on systems that process billions of dollars, so the margin of error has to be near zero. This creates an exciting development environment where the right type of person flourishes. We live, eat, and breathe UI,…

How Company Culture Led to PayJunction Glassdoor Ranking

How Company Culture Led to PayJunction Glassdoor Ranking

From the time I first understood what a business was, I wanted to run one. Engulfed by my blossoming creativity, I would conjure up new business ideas every weekend as a child. I wasn’t interested in sports like the other kids, I wanted to build something. My dad was a carpenter, so naturally there were always wood scraps in the garage. One weekend I decided that I was going to sell wood sculptures in the front yard. In my mind I was creating magnificent robots, dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures, but in reality, my sculptures were a little … abstract.…