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Joel started Buffer to solve a personal need and is super focused on making users happy.
Straight from Joel: Since starting Buffer in my bedroom in the UK, I've been blown away that hundreds of thousands of people find the product useful to share the great content they find. Our complete focus is on creating both a fantastic product experience and a service experience people are amazed by, so I spend a lot of my day thinking about how we can push forward in these areas. I also do whatever is necessary: whether it is hacking on the web app, learning to code Android, writing a blog post, talking with users, or doing admin tasks.
Leo joined Joel at a crucial time where Buffer was starting to show signs of great early success.
Straight from Leo: I'm simply doing everything I can to spread the word about Buffer in an authentic way, so that we can help more people discover a smarter way to share their updates to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. I love talking to people and I enjoy handling the community naturally forming around Buffer. With regards to the product, I strive to answer lots of user emails daily to provide Tom, Joel and Andy with insights from various user experiences so we can make it more intuitive for you to use Buffer.
Alyssa delivers happiness daily for all Buffer users via email, Twitter, Facebook and postcards.
Straight from Alyssa: Before Buffer I swooshed a superhero cape in the data driven world of advertising, where building customer relationships was the foundation of all campaigns. At Buffer, I bring that knowledge to my role as Chief of all things Happiness, where I love the little kick I get from delivering happiness in a fun and creative way. I also love nothing more than 'getting my geek on' with new tools and toys for self-improvement. Like Tom, I also think details are super important. That, and coffee.
Andy is the chief iOS guy at Buffer, working to make Buffering on the go easier for you.
Straight from Andy: I like to keep up to date with the latest iOS developments and hack at them, whether its at Buffer or on my own personal apps. At Buffer I build Buffer for iOS as well as integrations with other great apps we support for sharing to Buffer. In my spare time I hack away on Magic Bean, a iOS app I built. I also love to fuel my coffee addiction in various coffee shops.
Carolyn helps people use Buffer by answering questions via email, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as through Buffer's email marketing.
Straight from Carolyn: I feel truly grateful anytime a customer reaches out to us because it gives us an opportunity to learn something about our product or simply talk to someone really darn cool. I love the warm-fuzzies that come from helping people use Buffer in a more awesome way. Besides Buffer coworkers and customers, the things that make me happy usually include a sport (tennis, lacrosse, frisbee, you name it) or a very hot tea with honey.
Sunil is a full-stack hacker at Buffer, who works on ops, metrics, the web, and the Android app.
Straight from Sunil: I live to build things that make life a bit easier. Working on Buffer has been incredibly rewarding. From making Buffer a pocket's reach away with the Android app, to ensuring the infrastructure is robust and performant, it's been a lot of fun so far. I love to hack on hardware, software and everything in between. When I'm not building things, you can probably find me playing ultimate frisbee, watching college basketball and football, or drinking dark roast coffee - I sense a trend.
Matt is the chief web and api guy at Buffer, working to make Buffering easier for you and developers.
Straight from Matt: My great adventure began when I sold almost everything I owned. I stuffed nine bags of clothes to the brim and donated them at various fire houses and shelters. If I didn't absolutely need it, I left it behind. Then I drove over 5,000 miles from New York to California. You'll find me at coffee shops, coding away at hackathons, or playing ice hockey.
Michelle is the happiness engineer at Buffer, juggling the tasks of tracking metrics and growth, and delighting users on email and twitter.
Straight from Michelle: It has been an incredible journey so far to be part of a passionate and talented team. I enjoy being able to flex both my qualitative and quantitative muscles everyday to help grow Buffer. Dealing with customers is a powerful way to get insights to how users interact with our product, while diving straight into the data gives a birds' eye view of where our growth is trending. In my spare time, I love practicing yoga, which I treat as moving meditation, writing blog posts and traveling.
Colin is the chief back-end guy at Buffer, ensuring that the bits you don't see run as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Straight from Colin: I love to solve problems. I'm never happier than when I can dig into a problem and find a solution to make somebody's life a little bit better. That's the great thing about software development - it's all about solving people's problems. When I'm away from my desk you'll probably find me running the streets of Cambridge or relaxing with a nice pint of beer.
Åsa answers any questions people have about Buffer via email, Twitter, and Facebook to deliver happiness.
Straight from Åsa: It is a great feeling to be working alongside such an awesome and inspiring team whose main purpose is to deliver happiness. I love to be able to offer people that little extra bit of happiness when helping them use Buffer and I find these interactions to be the best resource to turn Buffer into an even more amazing tool. When I'm not delivering happiness for Buffer you'll find me disengaging from the online world by running on the beach or grabbing a coffee in one of Sydney's many awesome coffee shops.
Hartley is focused on growing an engaged user base of happy Buffer evangelists.
Straight from Hartley: I'm hoping to build my own company one day, but for now I'm just trying to learn from the best. My experiences so far have been in both marketing and engineering, and I'm hoping to combine the best of both worlds to build an awesome product that people love to use and share. If you're a fellow growth hacker, be sure to give me a shout on Twitter! When I'm not working on Buffer you can usually find me blogging, hiking around New England or planning a trip somewhere exotic.
Want to be part of building the most awesome way to share smarter on your favorite social networks?
Join the fun: We are a small and super driven team that likes to make things happen. We ship multiple times a day and need you on our side building out the product for the masses. If you enjoy being around others who are self-starters, ambitious and people who "do whatever it takes" Buffer is the right place. Right now, we are mainly looking for full stack web stack developers, iOS, Android and also awesome people helping us deliver happiness via support email and Twitter. Send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with info on your coolest projects and things we should know about you.