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Chef exists to improve the lives of IT Operators through software automation.

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Our Principles

Lead with heart

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We serve our customers, community and each other with open hearts marked by respect, kindness, inclusion, transparency and trust.

Tenacious customer commitment

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Our customers’ success is our success. We create deep, lasting customer value through our products, our people, and our knowledge. We join their struggle to build, evolve, and grow their organizations.

Connection creates results

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Our connections reflect our heart and competitive strength. We nurture, build, and sustain relationships across organizational, community, and industry boundaries.

Innovate to thrive

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We continuously learn and innovate to create exceptional outcomes. We make space for creativity. Our best innovation is done in close collaboration with our community.

Smaller company, bigger benefits

Benefits are awesome — a competitive salary, equity for all, solid medical/dental benefits, 401(k), telecommuting, flextime, a variety of interesting projects, and brilliant co-workers.

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Telecommuting and flextime options for many positions

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Excellent medical/dental/vision coverage, with low co-pays and deductibles

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Unlimited paid time off

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Paid long-term and short-term disability for employees who work more than 30 hours/week

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Mass transit or parking reimbursement (dependent on where you live and how you choose to get to work)

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Up to 12 weeks fully paid parental/family leave

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Section 125 plans to pay for medical and childcare expenses, tax free

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A 401K plan with a partial company match

Employee Spotlight

Andrew Clokey

Sales Development Representative

“The thing I enjoy the most is when I hear the sigh of relief in the customer’s voice when they’ve finally found their solution. Chef enables me to connect with the customer, evaluate their needs, and provide valuable resources. Witnessing customer satisfaction is part of what makes my job fun!”

Rachel Rice

Software Engineer II

“I’ve never worked with a group of people so intelligent and interesting before. The group in Belfast is still small – there are sixteen of us now – and it has been great seeing the office grow over the past two years, with all of the different personalities. We try to get together as an office regularly to play games or share a meal which is really nice. When the whole company gets together, the atmosphere is wonderful.”

Hyun Choi

Facilities Manager

“I think the Chef community is such a big piece of Chef and part of that is from the connections that people make. The more we get to know each other, and the more people care about each other it leads to people wanting to help each other out. That kind of help binds the community and makes Chef what it is today; It’s why people enjoy working here and why the users keep coming back and are such strong proponents of chefs.”

Matt Lyman

Director of Marketing

“From the day I came in for my interview, I knew the people were where it was at. Leadership is transparent, the people all care about their work and each other, and there is a trust that I hadn’t seen at previous organizations. I freaking love the people at Chef.”

Quick Pitch

Chef Software helps companies become fast, efficient, and secure software-driven organizations. Today, every organization delivers value through applications, such as airport kiosks, smartphone apps, or inventory systems.

Chef provides automation capabilities to help organizations manage the complexity lurking below these apps, making it easy to deliver and maintain infrastructure and applications that are secure and compliant. We are helping industry leaders like Walmart, Barclays, and Ford become “coded enterprises”.


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Open at our core

Community is the foundation of Chef. We believe that the best way to build software is in close collaboration with the people who use it, and the best way to use software is alongside those who build it. Whether you build or use Chef software, you’re a part of cultivating that community and helping it thrive!

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We celebrate and support our differences

We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our products and our community to flourish. Chef is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or Veteran status. We foster a welcoming environment.

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We are proud of the company and the culture we are building. We continue to strive for excellence in DevOps and our community.
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