We are Drive Current.

We transform ideas into experiences.

Let’s build something!

Who are we?

You could describe us as an army of geeks who enjoy technical challenges and meaningful work. We understand the basic equation work = displacement / time. Team Drive Current has been carefully assembled to bring an exceptional skillset and strong experience to the projects we undertake.  We are thinkers and tinkerers, creators and debators.

Join us

We want you!

Joe Steinberger

CEO

Nickname: El Pollo Loco
Greatest Drive Current moment: Inaugurating the Sheldon H. Bu Game Room.
Something about me: I like to advise people up front that my sense of humor is remarkably dry and unfunny. I’m a big yoga advocate. I like to walk through supermarkets in other countries. I think Drive Current is a great company to work for and to do business with. I can say with conviction that almost all of the people on this page are quite good at their jobs and pretty decent co-workers.

Bryan Kocol

CTO

Nickname: B.F.K.
Greatest Drive Current moment: Converting old Intertune office into new awesome Drive Current office with Turtle and Joe.
Something about me: I love Comic-con. In the 90’s I got a patent for web analytics technology. At this point I think you could call me an agile evangelist. My wife and I have our own family scrum rituals. I’m one of the few true San Diego natives at the company. And I have an outstanding walking stick collection. I like craft beers and have been to most of the local breweries.

Jon St. John

Director of Engineering

Nickname: The Saint
Greatest Drive Current moment: January 2nd, 2008 – Finally joining the Drive Current team full-time after years of off-and-on part-time work.
Something about me: I have a passion for building things and solving interesting problems. Working at Drive Current is a great pleasure – not only do I work with a great team, but I also have limitless problem-solving opportunities. Previously, I’ve done diverse things, such as managing an organic farm, starting a small bakery and working for an environmental non-profit.

Joohyun Kim

Quality Assurance Manager

Nickname: Pinky Pie
Greatest Drive Current moment: Got Joe banned from talking to me by bringing him up as impediment continuously in meetings.
Something about me: I am a classically trained rocket scientist that had the misfortune of graduating right as the cold war ended.

David Schwartz

Sr. Software Developer

Nickname: Patient Zero
Greatest Drive Current moment: Winning the “New Employee” quiz about my coworker’s eccentricities even though it was mostly a matter of guessing, logic, and an unfair advantage.
Something about me: Married, two kids, love sports (Hockey, Football, Baseball, to name a few), love to curl up at the end of the day with a good book or in front of the TV.

Kathy Adamska

Sr. Software Developer

Nickname: Queen of Reports, Kath, You-Rock
Greatest Drive Current moment: Making a cardboard Hole in the Wall for Joe – and watching him struggle with it.
Something about me: I enjoy traveling to exotic places, hiking, and playing console games with my kids. Work at Drive Current is exciting and challenging, but I believe in the old famous quote: “We can do whatever“!

Brandon Smith

Software Developer

Nickname: Brandon Bear
Greatest Drive Current moment: Watching Zombieland on Halloween.
Something about me: I have been interested in programming since childhood. I also enjoy drawing, graphic design, playing guitar/drums, and being outdoors.

Sheldon Bu

Sr. Software Developer

Nickname: Xiaojun
Greatest Drive Current moment: First day, Halloween. It was fun to see all the decorations and costumes.
Something about me: I have worked at several “enterprise” class companies and know a variety of software languages, even some “old school” ones. I was a professional poker player for 7 years.

Jared Kuemmerle

Software Developer

Nickname: Zim
Greatest Drive Current moment: 11/2010: Company Poker Game: I play to the end and I lose all my chips in the final round, but have loads of fun in the process.
Something about me: Zend Certified Engineer and I like anything with ‘bacon.’

Chelsea Covey

Web Designer

Nickname: Chels’
Greatest Drive Current moment: The fist-bump conversation on my first day.
Something about me: I have always loved technology and art. I have applied my skills and keen sense of detail for art to creating user friendly and aesthetically pleasing websites. In my free time, I like to paint digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Russell Austin

Software Developer

Nickname: Beard face
Greatest Drive Current moment: When I realized how much candy was in the office around December. The moments after eating all the candy would fall into the least great moments category.
Something about me: I once played in a chess tournament in high school, but I had to forfeit the last game because I had to get to work. The tournament organizer later came by the drive-through and told me I won third place and handed me the trophy through the window.

Chris Jong

Quality Assurance Specialist

Nickname: None
Greatest Drive Current moment: Prior to my first day at DC (just after being hired), I was invited to the annual Christmas party and I won a Chrome Cast at bowling!
Something about me: I’m a hyper, talkative, interesting character. I’m mechanically inclined (I modify cars), I’m an avid video game player, and I love web development.

Osvaldo Lopez

Software Developer

Nickname: Oz
Greatest Drive Current moment: Lunching with Joe & Bryan during their UT visit.
Something about me: I am an adult human male. I strongly prefer some things over others. I find that I spend a disproportionate amount of time pursuing the things I deem favorable while simultaneously minimizing my exposure to the things that displease me. I have interests and hobbies that highlight the finer parts of my personality, and I occasionally enjoy interacting with other human creatures. If I had to describe myself in only one word it would be ‘but’.

Adam Duren

Sr. Software Developer

Nickname: TBD
Greatest Drive Current moment: Drive Current Christmas Parties and watching Joo pretend to be HR with Joe.
Something about me: Earned my degree in Computer Science in 2011, but actually started when my Grandfather helped teach me BASIC circa 1999 on a Radioshack TRS-80. Favorite programming language is Python especially when paired with Django!

Jeri Jean

Head of Administration

Nickname: Radar
Greatest Drive Current moment: Expansion of the office space to accommodate all personnel so those of us who needed to talk weren’t interfering with those that enjoy total silence.
Something about me: Retired from the Navy with 22 years of service in the mid-90′s. Began doing bookkeeping, accounting and hr for Joe and Bryan in the early 2000′s and have been watching their companies and families grow ever since.

Duane Hilton

Software Developer

Nickname: Dew
Greatest Drive Current moment: Playing Zombie Dice during lunch.
Something about me: When I’m not building websites with Python and JavaScript, I’m often hiking in the canyons near Salt Lake City with my wife and two kiddos.

Joel Curl

Software Developer

Nickname: (null)
Greatest Drive Current moment: Building robots at lunch.
Something about me: I have served in the Guard for 6 years and joined Drive Current after my honorable discharge and graduating with a B.S. in C.S. I tend to enjoy things like set theory, Turing machines, and geometry. If you were to describe me in one word, most prefer to use ‘Joel.’