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DigitalOcean Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a passionate community of technologists around the world. We want to simplify cloud computing for every developer and are working on some of the most challenging and interesting ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to simplify cloud computing so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that changes the world.

We’re always thinking of ways to make developers’ lives easier, including an intuitive interface and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Wondering what's in store for us this year? Hear from Shiven Ramji, VP of Product, on what (big things) you can expect from DigitalOcean in 2019:

    2019: What's Coming Next on DigitalOcean

    It is the beginning of the year and an opportunity for us to reflect on 2018 and share what's upcoming for our community in 2019. Last year, we shared details on the progress we've made on an ambitious roadmap in January and August.

  • We are excited and proud to announce our new CEO, Mark Templeton. Read more about the next wave at DigitalOcean from Ben Uretsky:

    The Next Wave: DigitalOcean's New CEO

    A few months ago, I announced my plans to find my successor as we approached our next phase of growth. Today, I am very excited to announce that Mark Templeton will be joining us as DigitalOcean's new CEO.

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DigitalOcean – Why Work For Us?

At DigitalOcean, we’re simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers. You'll work with smart and interesting people, all focused on offering a simple, reliable, and robust platform to easily launch and scale applications of any size. If you’re passionate about building a platform for developers and their teams to spend more time building software that changes the world, we want to talk to you!

DigitalOcean Careers 

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Employees gathered in the NYC ffice

We care deeply about supporting the growth of all our employees and making sure they feel professionally fulfilled. We provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for conferences, training or education. DigitalOcean employees are excited about stretching themselves in new ways and developing to their fullest potential, surrounded by amazingly supportive friends and colleagues.

In-office employees video chatting with their remote counterparts

Our talented team is at the center of everything we do. You’ll find DigitalOcean employees in our New York headquarters, our Cambridge office, and remotely around the world working from the comfort of their own homes. We strive for a great work experience from custom workstations, full health coverage, flexible vacation time, 401k matching, and more—always mindful of supporting every employee wherever they’re working.  

DO-ers showing their love for our mascot, Sammy!

Working at DO means making sure our employees always get the support they need. You can expert perks like:

  • Custom Work Stations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment.
  • Free Meals Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together.
  • Commuter Benefits: We provide local employees with a monthly MetroCard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees.
  • Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life.
  • Team-building and Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more.
  • Headphones: Up to $100 for the headphones of your choice.
  • Education Support: All employees receive a Kindle and reimbursement for conferences, training or education.
  • 401k Plan: It’s never too early or too late to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee’s salary.
  • Gym Reimbursement: We provide up to $100 per month for gym or any sort of physical activity.
  • Full Health Coverage: Generous health coverage for all our employees. Nobody gets sick on our watch.

….and a whole lot more!

DigitalOcean Reviews

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    "Awesome remote culture and people"

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    I have been working at DigitalOcean full-time (Less than a year)


    * Amazing remote culture and laser-sharp focus on making that work
    * Highly-skilled group of people who take their jobs seriously
    * Really interesting at-scale problems to solve across the entire tech stack
    * Current management is very open and honest about the challenges, no visible "head in sand" moments so far
    * I like a company that knows at which inflection points in growth changes in management are required. From what I can see, DO has no problem making those calls


    * Rapid growth (both in head count and in product offering) have created a degree of instability and disorganization, particularly at the process level
    * The tech stack is very much in flux at the moment, with layers of legacy, experimentation, and modern sitting atop (and within) one-another; it's chaotic
    * I struggle to think of anything else worthwhile that would warrant memorializing in perpetuity. So far it's been a pretty great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management sets the tone for the company, and Mark's optimistic yet open approach to communication has been fantastic to experience. Keep doing that at all levels, even when it's painful, embarrassing, frustrating or infuriating. Honesty is respect.

    Keep listening to the folks in the trenches. So far it seems that everyone wants to build the best bug-free, performant thing they can for the customers. PRSS is a great initiative, showing the team that their pains are both as important as, and synonymous with, the customer's pains. It only really works when both sides of the equation are satisfied.

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DigitalOcean Interviews



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    Vice President Role Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DigitalOcean in January 2018.


    The recruiting process at Digital Ocean is very impressive. The recruiter I worked with was phenomenal. He went above and beyond to match up multiple interviews with various stakeholders to my availability (which wasn't always easy) and was great at timely follow up and feedback.

    The DO team members I met were people one would want to work with; each added their perspective to the role and the future of the company. The overall process was organized and set DO apart from other organizations.

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