We Celebrate Innovation

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

Keka Ichinose

Product Manager

“Connection is everything because when you’re product manager, you’re in charge of the idea, the vision and the roadmap of a product. But that involves people from multiple different teams. The only way that you can actually get something done is by selling people on your mission. And ultimately, it’s all for a unified purpose, which is shown inside of that product. But it’s how do I connect with those people so they feel like they’re involved in that mission right from day one.”

Subhro Kar

Engineering Consultant

“Chef is a company where I find I am cared for as an individual and not just another employee. All the people that work for Chef have different personalities and the best part is we acknowledge our differences and work together as a team to improve our lives and that of our customers.”

Alayshia Knighten

Solutions Engineer

“There are many things that make Chef a special place to work. For me, I can be myself. I can walk into a place with big hair, a glowing personality, cool anime tees and nose piercings and know that I can “whip it up awesome”. Being yourself with a community of people that support and stand by you is the most magical thing ever. Most importantly, I am not worried about ever being bored in such an innovative company.”

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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