John Gieselmann

Engineering leader by day... hobbyist by night

Me in a Nutshell

Who am I?  …  I guess I have a lot of things to ponder.
- Derek Zoolander

John G


  • John Gieselmann


  • Austin, TX

Mottos, one can never have too many…

  • Do work son
  • I can sleep when I'm dead
  • If you're not having fun, why are you doing it
  • I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure
  • I didn't choose the Floral Friday life, the Floral Friday life chose me


  • Do you even lift bro?
  • Chopping wood
  • Breaking things
  • Fixing things that I've broken
  • Eating

My Job

It's what I do for money.


Senior Engineering Manager

Following the sale of MyFitnessPal by Under Armour, my team played a critical role in the separation of services and data between the two companies. After completing the separation, we focused on the reorganization of teams and establishing how we work as a “new” company. Now, my focus is on the long term stability and vision of our tech stack and the coordination of engineering efforts across Backend, iOS, Android and Web.

  • Oversee backend engineering efforts across all workstreams with 20 direct & indirect reports
  • Create roadmaps and project alignment for engineering led initiatives across platforms
  • Drive the engineering department’s leveling expectations and hiring practices
  • Partner with leadership to plan, scope and execute quarterly initiatives


...that pay the bills.

Get over here!