Docker’s mission is to provide a collaborative app development platform of tools, content, services, and community for dev teams and their managers. Our vision is to increase the time developers spend on innovation, and decrease the time they spend on everything else.
We want you to help us achieve our goals!
“It’s easy to say, ‘People are our greatest asset,’ but in a software startup, that’s literally the case: There’s no manufacturing plant, no WIP inventory, no physical distribution centers – it’s 100% the people. This drives our focus and investment in recruiting outstanding talent and aspiring to provide them with the best, most challenging, and most rewarding growth opportunities of their careers.”
Scott Johnston, CEO
As a company, we’re always guided by our Docker virtues. Lots of companies decide on values or virtues and just stick them on posters on the walls. We don’t do that; instead, we talk about them regularly. How we go about our work, and how we interact with each other and our customers, is always driven by those virtues.
We give credit rather than seeking it. We’re always open to feedback and correction. We don’t assign blame when something goes wrong, but learn from it together. We’re meritocratic and non-hierarchical: anyone can talk to anyone at any level in the company. We don’t tolerate corporate politics.
We’re in the privileged position of being a software company serving software developers. Our vision is to increase the time developers spend on innovation and decrease the time they spend on everything else. We understand developers, we put developers’ priorities first, and we never get in their way. We succeed by making developers happy and productive.
We’re very open internally about what’s going on, good and bad. Almost all documents and conversations are visible to everyone. Transparency is key. (And we make that possible by keeping internal company information strictly within the company). We’re a distributed company and prefer asynchronous communication. We help each other’s teams and departments, rather than building our own empires.
Bias for Considered Action
We don’t do things carelessly or without thinking, but we want to move fast, and we encourage our employees to act proactively and autonomously. We prefer to take action sooner, and iterate or correct as necessary. Experiments are good.
“My time at Docker has taught me what true cooperation and trust looks like. I can reach out to anyone in any branch and they’ll gladly assist me with any of my needs. The managers here are well equipped to help you grow in your position and heavily encourage upward mobility!’
Harrison Webster, Account Executive – Velocity Sales
Autonomy, Freedom and Flexibility
We trust you to get your work done however it fits into your lifestyle. Our flexible schedule lets you set priorities and maximize productivity.
Work / Life Balance
We want you to maintain balance to thrive, reduce stress, and prevent burnout.
We believe that companies should be transparent. We’re open and honest with our employees.
We work together as a team in all departments and levels. We openly share ideas.
We know the employees are the heart and soul of Docker. We let them know how important they are every chance we get.
We treat you how we want to be treated. We listen to what you have to say. We value your time. We’re courteous and polite to all.
“Docker really knows how to do remote work. It gives the employees the flexibility needed to accomplish their work-life balance. I feel I have this precious opportunity to work with such incredibly talented people, in an engaged team where our actions reflect our values
Mihaela Stoica, Sr. Manager, Engineering
Remote First — Work From Where You Are
We’re a fully remote company, with no physical premises. This, together with our virtues of Humility and Open Collaboration, has lots of implications for how we work together and how we communicate with each other. Our primary method of communication is Slack and Zoom for meetings to keep everyone connected.
Diversity Mission Statement
Docker embraces diversity and we’re wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in promoting diversity across our organization.
We’re dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living, and we assure every Docker employee the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.
Current Employee Groups (with more to come!):
Women ERG | Mental Health ERG | DEI Council
“At Docker I’ve always felt respected and appreciated by my colleagues from the very moment I came aboard the ship several years ago. I feel super comfortable bringing my whole authentic self to work as a South Asian, Muslim, woman of color, and a new mom. I’m very proud to be able to work on revolutionary technology used by millions of developers across the world with a team of smart, talented, and down to earth people!”
Amn Rahman, Sr. Manager, Data Engineering
Our Employees Love What They Do
Our employees feel part of the Docker Community. They’re part of a team and care about their work. Watch four of our team members tell their Docker Stories and what they like about working at Docker.
Docker Benefits and Perks
100% company paid medical premiums for employees and dependents
Flexible Time Off Policy
“Whaleness” Days — At least 1 company wide day off per month
Employer Paid Holidays
Generous Maternity and Parental Leave
Home Office Set Up Budget
Monthly Technology Stipend
Life and Disability Insurance
Virtual and In-Person Social Events
Virtual Coffee with Co-Workers
“One of the things I found fascinating when I joined Docker is how kind, open and collaborative everyone is. Also, when working at Docker, you have the opportunity to share your ideas and implement them alongside many clever engineers, resulting in a tremendous impact in the life of millions of developers that build and run containers everyday.”
Felipe Cruz, Software Engineer III
Engineering at Docker
Our engineers work on a wide range of teams and play an important role in the success of the company.
Want to learn more about Docker engineers?
Do you wonder what team would be the right fit for you?
Explore our engineering teams and find out more about how we do engineering at Docker.
Women of Docker
The women that work at Docker are a group of successful professionals that strive for excellence for themselves and others.
Docker strives to be a workplace that encourages women to develop their careers and prioritize their personal well being.
“Even though it is a very fast-scaling organization, Docker still prioritizes incorporating its core value of humility to the hiring process. Therefore, new team members blend well with a core group that is already learning, sharing, and growing together as they tackle everyday challenges. This makes for pleasant and light corporate culture, where people support each other and laugh a lot. I feel like I can be myself here, while still carving out a personal career growth pathway.”
Keirah Dein, Events Manager