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DigitalOcean Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 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

  • We are so proud to be recognized by Built In NYC as one of their best places to work in 2019! <3 You can see the full list and check out our open jobs...*hint hint*:

    100 Best Places To Work In NYC 2019 | Built In NYC

    Built In NYC's Best Places to Work in NYC list ranks the startups and tech companies with the best employee benefits and salary in 2019. Did your company make the list?

  • 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.

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DigitalOcean – Why Work With 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 

Candidate Resources

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 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

  • "Great company culture and opportunities for growth"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DigitalOcean full-time (More than 3 years)


    - Talented, collaborative and caring coworkers
    - Company is aligned on a strategy with specific outcomes
    - Values oriented
    - Amazing product


    - Maturing company, with increasing process burden. No longer for someone looking for a startup experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work and as strategy evolves make sure the whole company is aligned and not distracted

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DigitalOcean Photos

DigitalOcean photo of: NYC HQ
DigitalOcean photo of: Bring Your Kids to Work Day: Our baby sharks, mama sharks and papa sharks having a fun family day with face painting, dancing and all around fun.
DigitalOcean photo of: Welcome to the NYC office!
DigitalOcean photo of: New office launch party
DigitalOcean photo of: There's always space to relax while working.
DigitalOcean photo of: UX team whiteboarding
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DigitalOcean Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at DigitalOcean.


    I was first contacted by an "external" recruiter, followed by a brief interview with an "internal" recruiter. Then I had a technical interview with a senior engineer. The next phase involved a series interviews with various individual contributors to determine a culture fit. Lastly I was interviewed by several managers and higher level leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall the specifics of the questions, but they were fairly typical, such as: how do I handle difficult circumstances; how do I juggle a variety of seemingly-conflicting priorities; how do I help under-performing engineers. I was surprised at how little I was asked about specific technical details, but on the other hand the interviews tipped the balance of questions toward my management approach/style.   Answer Question
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Diversity Commitment

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