Nathan Young

People person, technical leader, problem solver.


Professional Background

Right now I'm looking for work. The ideal fit for me would involve leadership and technical challenge working in software development for the web. Resume contains the typical summary and history.

My Sabbatical. I've spent the last several months breaking out of the pattern my employment had taken and focusing on building the substance that's become important and inspiring to me.

Among a diverse set of other things, this included working as a part time developer at a startup, scratching the long standing itch to apply my technical chops to the very best new technology hands on.

I'm not burned out on large enterprise but I am burned out on enterprise IT. My primary focus is and always has been on software development and enterprise IT is obviously (and rightly) moving so hard into managed services that my job doesn't exist there anymore. It used to be a hilarious and sometimes frustrating juggling act to do it and I stand by what I learned there.

I have poured enormous energy into hiring (and my own firing on the rare and sometimes heartbreaking ocaisions where it was necessary) and I've been able to observe the relationship of hiring, growth and turnover on a team and on a set of teams. I've learned to see the organic nature of the team as a living thing whose health is built on the individuals and their relationships, and the coming and going of people as both a necessary renewal and a potential stressor (both magnified during rapid growth).

Professional Mentorship

Carreer development, business systems and accountability, communication and transperency

My Kids

My 3 children are 17, 19 and 23.


Mediation and conflict coaching.


2380 SW Vermont St #11
Portland, OR 97219


+1 (503) 752-8562