Working at Button is not for the unambitious. The team is trying to build a connected app ecosystem in which users can blend all their life needs, from booking a reservation on Open Table to ordering a car on Uber to splitting the bill on Venmo.
Olivia Gorvy, the director of partner success, says, “We really want to fundamentally redefine what mobile advertising is and build meaningful, connected experiences between different mobile apps.”
That goal has attracted some seriously smart people to Button. In fact, many of the engineers are qualified to be VPs of engineering at other companies.
“If you think you can be the best in your specific domain, we want you here—we only want those who want to be the best,” explains CEO Michael Jaconi.
The dedication to excellence could create a competitive culture. But at Button, it’s done the opposite. The team is incredibly collaborative; each week, for example, the company has demo sessions where people show off the cool projects they’ve been working on. Much of the time, these demos will turn into breakout sessions and “Lunch and Learns,” where co-workers teach each other new skills and processes.
The trips the company goes on every three months—from skiing in Park City to fishing in the Hamptons—reinforces the tight-knit atmosphere.
“We focus on hiring really amazing, passionate people who are not only excited about the company’s mission, but are also just really great, kind individuals,” Gorvy says.
If that sounds like you, check out Button’s offices, then apply for your next job.