The place Instagram’s First Staff Are At present

Instagram’s sixth worker, Amy Cole, signed on to be the corporate’s first Head of Enterprise, and she or he’s credited with discovering the corporate’s first windowed workplace. Like Jessica Zollman, it was Cole’s enthusiasm concerning the product that led to contact with the founders and, ultimately, a job on the workforce. Earlier than Instagram, Cole labored with carmaker Chrysler as an aerodynamic improvement engineer. Cole continues to be employed by Meta, the mum or dad firm of Fb and Instagram, however her JD has modified. In accordance with her LinkedIn, she now works because the Director of Product Advertising for messaging app WhatsApp.

After Cole, Instagram’s subsequent recruit was Gregor Hocmuth, who served as an engineer and product supervisor however was first approached by Systrom to return on board as co-founder. He made a number of the earliest filters and remained with the corporate by its acquisition by Fb. Hocmuth left the workforce in 2014 and has since labored on a variety of artwork and tech initiatives. His final identified challenge was a stay TV app known as Goals, however his LinkedIn reveals that he is at present the Senior Software program Engineer at Midjourney, an AI-powered analysis lab.

Tim VanDamme joined Instagram in January 2012 as a Product Designer and left about one yr later to hitch Dropbox. VanDamme has since labored for a lot of corporations, however his occupation has stayed the identical. He is labored at Summary, a San Francisco-based design agency, and Gowalla, a location-based networking platform that was additionally acquired by Fb, as a Product Designer, and now holds the identical function at Figma, based on his LinkedIn.

Philip McAllister was employed across the identical time as Tim VanDamme, and he additionally served at Gowalla, though his tenure was sooner than Van Damme’s. He joined Instagram as an Android developer solely 4 months earlier than the corporate was acquired however stayed on the workforce to turn out to be the Director of Engineering, a place he held for eight years. He nonetheless works in the identical function, however now for the mum or dad firm, Meta, overseeing the enterprise’ foray into digital commerce.