DevOps w/ AWS Experience

Fog Creek Software is looking for an experienced, levelheaded DevOps Engineer who likes to do things the right way, and likes to build systems for their team to do things the right way. We want you to join our core HyperDev team and work to define our environment in the AWS cloud.

As the first DevOps hire into the team, you’ll work closely with the HyperDev engineers to build the path toward a highly reliable product. We’ll rely on your experience to help us build out the automated, shining beacon of best-practice infrastructure that we need, and your role will be supported by the teams of top-notch developers, support engineers, and SRE’s throughout Fog Creek.


As technologies move around us we need a team of people who grow and adapt to new best practices. We look for people with:

  • At least five years of computing experience, knowledge and excitement about the terrain
  • A solid grasp of the programming tools at their disposal, and knowledge of the time and place to use each one
  • Working experience with configuration management (e.g. CloudFormation/Puppet/Chef/CFEngine) and monitoring (e.g. CloudWatch/Ganglia/Nagios) systems
  • Pragmatic problem solving abilities dealing with complex systems, even when the only error messages are in hex and you’re at the far end of a 1200 baud telnet link
  • Comfort wearing lots of hats in a heterogeneous environment: working with web servers and databases, hardware and software, dashboards and ssh terminals, etc.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English

We place exceptional value on skills that align with today’s core needs within the HyperDev tech stack, specifically experience with:

  • AWS technologies in general — a deep knowledge of the tools in the platform and the appropriate times to tag them in
  • Container provisioning and management, most especially with Docker / Docker Swarm
  • Provisioning and capacity planning
  • Cloud-friendly distributed file systems, most especially Ceph
  • Highly-available relational databases, most especially PostgreSQL
  • Programming for Node.js and scaling out Node.js web servers

Working Remotely

All of Fog Creek’s technical teams are geographically distributed. Every meeting takes place online and we use the latest, easiest online tools for all of our work-related communication. That means that you can work from almost anywhere in the world, provided:

  • You have access to broadband, stable, low-latency Internet, suitable for videoconferencing
  • You have a dedicated, quiet place to work
  • Your workday overlaps New York afternoons (1700 – 2200 GMT)
  • We have a way to pay you legally wherever you live

A Commitment to Inclusion

We welcome you, as you are, to work at Fog Creek. We’re removing the structural barriers and daily frustrations that too many tech companies inflict on underrepresented workers. From day one, our company has been about respecting and valuing our workers, and you’ll be supported by every level of our organization when you join our team.


  • Transparent salaries and no negotiating
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Generous family leave policy
  • 401 (k) retirement plan w/ matching
  • Comprehensive health care for you, your spouse & children
  • Annual conference budget
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Monthly stipend toward your home office (remote)
  • Monthly Gym reimbursement

And for our NYC employees

  • Free unlimited MetroCard
  • Free catered lunch, every day
  • Free soft drinks and snacks

About Fog Creek

Fog Creek isn’t a startup, we’re a software company. We’ve built our business as an independent, privately-owned company by making customers happy since the turn of the century. And we share what we’ve learned about how to make great software, both by writing about our ideas and by creating products that help others make great technology.

Fog Creek is where essential tools like Trello and Stack Overflow were born, and where we make tools that help people create the best software: FogBugz, an integrated suite of tools for managing and improving the creation of software, and HyperDev, the easiest tool for anybody to create the app of their dreams in five minutes.

Working at Fog Creek

At Fog Creek, recruiting talented people and giving them a great place to work has always been our first concern. We hire the most skilled, capable people, treat them with genuine respect, give them the means to succeed, and in return they create innovative, valuable products we’re proud to share with the world.

All our work happens online. We’ve led the charge for remote workers; about two-thirds of our staff work remotely across the world. The other third work from our beautiful HQ in downtown New York which we share with our sister company, Trello.


To apply, email us at, attaching a current resume in HTML, Plain Text, or PDF format. In the body of the email describe how you fit our requirements. Your application will be read by a real, live Fog Creek Engineer, so please eschew the non-technical fluff in favor of serious details.


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