Alex had a big boring job in a big boring bank (as head of software development), but in 2005 has turned to the Light Side and founded Jitbit. Lead developer, designer, MCSD, MCDBA, MCP, MC<you-name-it>. Loves snowboarding, motorcycles, bass-guitars and blogging. But above all - coding.
...and we really do mean "officer". Art served in the Israeli army, special forces. When he says "this is our new design", we say "SIR, YES SIR!"Yeah, yeah, I know... An "Al Farakh" co-founder and an Israeli soldier working together, please save your jokes, we heard them all ;)
Vlad is the reason our customers love us. Period.
He's there 24/7, literally. Well, except when he's paragliding, which he's a huge fan of.
Robbie writes all the awesome stuff you see in our blog, builds our website and makes it Google-friendly. An Aussie living and working in the US, full-stack digital strategist that we're lucky to have working with us.
Helen Gerson in Chicago (IL), Serge Schel in Seattle (WA) and other even more awesome folks work for us in London (UK), Chicago and Tel-Aviv (Israel).
As a profitable company we have only one boss - the customer. We don't have to survive from one funding round to another, we concentrate on building a sustainable business around a cool product instead.
We are very open about our success and failure, both within the team and with our customers.
"Where are you based"? Everywhere, from Hong Kong to Seattle. We know a heck of a lot about supporting customers in different time zones, which helps us build an awesome customer service tool.
Your employees are your business's most valuable ingredient. And dealing with internal employee-facing issues is just as important as solving the customer-facing ones.
At Jitbit only two people have access to the entire company infrastructure - me (Max) and Alex. If something goes terribly wrong and the team can’t handle it, one of us has to get online and fix it. And we learned how to handle it pretty well over the years. Like everyone else, we do have occasional downtimes, but we never had a major outage in 10 years. The longest one we had lasted two hours and that one was planned maintenance taking longer than expected.
Believe it or not, we also take vacations occasionally. Here is how we do it: