DigitalOcean Company Overview
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 problems in cloud computing.
From an intuitive interface and flexible API, to a robust set of features and a library with thousands of tutorials, we’re always thinking of ways to make developers’ lives easier. It’s what brings us together and keeps us going. We’re independent thinkers, open communicators, and voracious learners. We get the job done—and we have fun doing it!
Jobs at DigitalOcean
As Chief Executive Officer, Yancey drives the overall strategy and direction for DigitalOcean to lead the company through its next phase of growth. He brings a wealth of technical, financial and leadership experience and spent the last 15 years in senior executive roles at technology companies including SendGrid and DigitalGlobe.
Yancey started his career working as an manufacturing engineer at Corning Incorporated and The Clorox Company. He also has extensive investment banking experience and spent a number of years focused on mergers and acquisitions. During his career, he has advised nearly $50 billion of M&A and $4 billion in equity and debt raising transactions. He has also served on several Boards of Directors and has advised CEOs on strategic and operational issues.
Most recently, Yancey was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at SendGrid (NYSE:SEND) from 2015 to 2019, where he profitably grew revenue from $50 million to over $170 million and nearly tripled the company’s customer base. He also helped guide the company through its $150 million IPO in late 2017 and its sale in early 2019 to Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) for $3 billion in an all-stock transaction. Yancey’s experience at SendGrid provided significant insight on serving the needs of developers, which he will bring to DigitalOcean’s community of 4 million developers.
Prior to SendGrid, Yancey was CFO at DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) for 10 years, where he helped grow the company’s revenue by 13x to more than $670 million and nearly $275 million in EBITDA. He also guided the company through its successful IPO in 2009.
Yancey currently serves on the boards of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NSDQ:MDRX), Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO) and Ping Identity Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Carly oversees DigitalOcean’s worldwide marketing operations as the company continues to expand its global customer base. In this role, she’s responsible for scaling DigitalOcean’s self-serve and sales-led acquisition initiatives, as well as its global brand, community, and developer relations efforts.
Carly brings more than 20 years of experience to DigitalOcean with a focus on scaling marketing operations and acquisition at high growth technology companies. Most recently, she served as vice president of revenue marketing at SendGrid, leading the development of the company’s self-service, cloud-based subscription model. During her tenure, the company’s revenue increased more than 30X in eight years, from $5M to $190M, and was later acquired by Twilio in 2019. Before SendGrid, she served as the director of marketing at Return Path, an email deliverability and optimization platform for email marketers, for more than six years.
Beyond her work as a marketing executive, Carly is dedicated to giving back to her community, serving as a board member for Pledge 1% Colorado, a network of entrepreneurs who pledge 1% of company equity, founders equity, annual profits, employee time, or company product to nonprofits of their choosing. Carly is based in Boulder, Colorado, and holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Barry is DigitalOcean’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role he oversees the company’s overall product direction and development and leads the engineering, product and infrastructure teams.
Barry has more than 20 years of software, systems and product development experience, including hardware and software engineering, product management, quality assurance and support. Most recently, he served as vice president of R&D, cloud operations products at VMware. Before VMware, he was senior vice president of products, engineering and support at Virtual Instruments, and director of engineering at Sun Microsystems.
Barry holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Alan is responsible for all legal and compliance matters across DigitalOcean, including corporate transactions and governance, commercial agreements, intellectual property and data protection, international compliance and litigation.
Prior to DigitalOcean, he served for nine years as the General Counsel of Everyday Health, a leading provider of digital health solutions, and guided the company's IPO and subsequent sale in 2016. He previously served as the General Counsel of Jupiter Media Metrix, a publicly-traded digital measurement firm, and NetRatings, a publicly-traded digital measurement and market research company operating across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. He also served as an associate at several international law firms. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia University and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law.
Bill is DigitalOcean’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing and scaling the company’s global finance organization. He brings more than 30 years of extensive financial management, capital markets and global operations experience to DigitalOcean, applying his speciality for building and managing global teams.
Bill most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Enernoc, where he guided the company through a strategic sale to an investor. Prior to that, he served for five years as the Chief Financial Officer of Qlik, leading the company through a successful IPO in 2010.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages, literatures and linguistics from Le Moyne College and a Masters in International Relations from American University.
VP of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Adrienne leads the accounting and finance teams at DigitalOcean to help deliver strong operating results and drive growth across the organization.
Adrienne has more than 20 years of experience leading finance and operations teams for a number of publicly-traded and high-growth companies. Most recently, she was Vice President and Controller at Cotiviti where she oversaw SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and annual compliance. She also led the finance team during the company’s acquisition by Verscend Technologies. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Controller at Sirius XM Radio and held Vice President roles at L-1 Identity Solutions and PatAmSat corporations.
Adrienne holds a B.S. in accounting from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Apurva Joshi (AJ) is Vice President of Products at DigitalOcean, where he drives the overall product strategy and roadmap for the company. He leads the Product Management, Marketplace and Documentation teams with a focus on delivering scalable cloud solutions that empower every developer in the world to build great software.
He has more than 17 years of experience in business and technology with a focus on incubating new products, improving existing offerings and leading high-performing product development teams. Prior to his time at DigitalOcean, AJ spent 17 years at Microsoft, including his last role as Head of Product Experience for Microsoft Azure. During his tenure, he successfully led transformative products, culture and technical innovation, helping build Microsoft’s Azure Application platform and expand multi-billion dollar cloud portfolios with developers and enterprise customers.
Apurva holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Electronics from Mumbai University.
VP of User Experience
Rafael leads the User Experience teams at DigitalOcean with a career of 10+ years in the User Experience Design field. Prior to DigitalOcean, he was part of the leadership team at Transfix, an on-demand freight logistics market place in New York City. He has held different positions in companies like Zappos, where he led the efforts to redesign the company's inventory management systems; Gilt Groupe and, 1stdibs, where he managed the design process to transition the company into an e-commerce platform. He enjoys dealing with complex procedures, information architecture and diagramming everything that crosses his path. After earning a BA in Mexico, he moved to the US to pursue an MFA in Industrial Design.
VP of Engineering
Al leads DigitalOcean's Product Development teams, including Compute, Networking, Storage, Developer Experience, and Billing. He is responsible for driving innovation and velocity in our key services and products to meet the evolving demands of our customers. Prior to DigitalOcean, he heldVP of Engineering roles at DDN and NexGen Storage – which was acquired by Fusion-io and SanDisk. He has also held several technical and management roles at Hewlett-Packard and holds patents in cloud storage. He studied Computer Science at St. Cloud State University and received his MBA from Colorado State University.
At DigitalOcean we're simplifying cloud infrastructure for developers. Here you'll get to work with some of the smartest and most interesting people around; solving unique and complex technical challenges on a scale matched by few companies. If you get excited about stretching yourself in new ways, developing yourself to your fullest potential, with amazingly supportive friends and colleagues; we want to talk to you!
We're a fast-growing, cloud infrastructure provider, and our talented team is at the center of everything we do. Our philosophy is collaboration-focused, remote-friendly, and flexible. We care deeply about supporting the growth of all our employees and making sure they feel professionally fulfilled.
Our Core Values
Strive for simple and elegant solutions.
Start by defining the problem. Have the courage to approach a problem from a different perspective. Plan ahead, but act decisively. Consider that the simplest approach is often the best.
Respect your peers.
Acting with respect can mean anything from acknowledging a colleague's hard work to embracing diversity. It means valuing the opinions of your coworkers as much as it means ensuring that remotes can fully participate.
Speak up and listen when others do.
Foster an environment in which people are encouraged to share their ideas, feelings and opinions. Make your needs known, and make it easy for others to do so. Listen as you would want to be listened to.
Trust and be trustworthy.
Foster a culture of transparency. Trust that everyone is here because they want to be, and that we share the same goals. Trust each other to do what we say. Trust when we can't we'll let each other know. Trust that it's ok to make mistakes. Show each other that these things are true, with how we treat each other.
Our community is bigger than just us.
Acknowledge that our community lives within and outside our office walls. Our community of customers depends on our service. Keep them in mind with everything you do. Contributing knowledge and resources to the community is good for everyone in it including us.
Love is what makes us great.
Our customers don't just use DigitalOcean, they love it. That's because, at every level, we put love into our work. Love brings us together and makes us stand out from the pack. Love means doing the little extra things - the things that you don't have to do - that makes all the difference.
Perks & Benefits
Custom Work Stations
Mac? PC? Linux? It doesn't matter. At DO we'll hook up your rig with whatever equipment you need.
Free Meals Every Day
Our grandmother told us that food = love. We show lots of love by making sure you never go hungry.
Flexible Vacation Time
Take whatever time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life.
Full Health Coverage
We provide fully paid health benefits for all our employees. Nobody gets sick on our watch.
We provide local employees with a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotes.
It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary.
Do you like ski trips? Wine tasting? Team Trivia? Then you are in the right place.
We provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for conferences, training or education.
We provide up to $100 per month for gym or any sort of physical activity. Look good, feel good.
Welcome to DigitalOcean NYC!
With 50% of the company being remote, there's almost always someone dialing into our meetings.
Employees always seem to gather around our snacks and beverages!
Who doesn't love a view of the Empire State Building from their desk?
We have several small conference rooms made for 1:1 meetings with employees in other offices or at home.
And larger conference rooms to accommodate in-office teams.
Our 10th and 11th floors are connected by an internal stairwell.
Employees are encouraged to work wherever they're most comfortable.
A typical work day on the 11th floor.
Our pantry is always stocked with fresh fruit, cold-brew on tap, and a generous snack and beverage selection.
Employees relax in one of the office's loungiest areas -- the beach.
View from our 11th floor "beach".
There's a lot of space for whiteboarding ideas at DO NYC.
We host company-wide hackathons twice a year. Here are some remotees dialed in for the kickoff!
We offer custom workstations for every employee, making it easier for you to do your best work.
Employees accessorize their desks to maximize enjoyment of the space.
Our circular soundproof conference room, Droplet, sits admist the 2nd floor cafeteria.
And we have a terrace too!
We offer yoga in the office 2x a week, in our Lagoon space or out on the terrace (weather permitting!)