Culture

Life at DockYard

DockYard employees watching a sunset around the bonfire on an island during a company retreat.

Working together drives our curiosity

We blend our knowledge and skill across disciplines in an effort to both teach and learn from ourselves, our clients, and our greater community.

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Ourselves

We aim to improve human capabilities through our own projects, our internal tools, and the many user experience challenges we take on.

Our clients

A diverse set of challenges for every project keeps us on our toes. This encourages adaptability, but also creates a deep respect for core processes.

Our community

Everything we do for DockYard and our clients provides an opportunity to help the community of engineers and designers that we are proud to belong to. This is realized in many forms such as design guides, conference presentations, blog content, or open source code.

DockYard designers sketching user interface ideas on large paper
DockYard designers hand painting typography on a wall
DockYard employee snowboarding during winter company retreat
DockYard employee on video call with team on laptop
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We’re a distributed company that works together

We're an international team and we work where we live. We make this arrangement beneficial for everyone and provide unparallelled freedom to work in a way that’s most productive for the individual.

A focus on quality

We compete on quality – this means there’s not a stressful amount of pressure to meet unreasonable expectations. We project-manage towards specific quality goals, then let team members participate in planning their work ensuring the best possible result.

Freedom + responsibility

We hire responsible and caring people that we can trust. This is how we continue to do great things together! We practice paired design and programming on many projects, inspiring a great sense of camaraderie along the way.

Remote work that works

DockYard values its 100% remote workforce. We’re a remote-first company. This means we’re proactive sharers, flexible schedulers, and generally cheerful collaborators – no matter where we’re working from.

Regular get-togethers keep us connected

As a fully remote company, we fully utilize our in-person events to strengthen the connection and team spirit that’s required for all to work well together. We take the time to get to know each other in person, and provide team activities to do so well. Past and scheduled get-togethers have included amazing food, sports, tropical locations, skiing, and an entire island all to ourselves for a conference in New England.

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DockYard employees looking at aquarium during company get-together in the Bahamas

We learn, teach, and mentor

Our continued ability to solve the most challenging business problems stems directly from our curiosity, respect for diversity, and the varied experiences of our team members.

Always learning and growing

The web application landscape doesn’t stand still. We know where the web is going (and, in some cases, we’re leading the way). We’re able to ensure our customers and community are ready to take full advantage of that future.

DockYard designers drawing user interfaces on whiteboard

We’re professionals, not hackers

Our team builds and designs software in a thoughtful and thorough fashion because we know it will have lasting impact on each business's success. The platforms we create make it easy for teams to extend, maintain, and continue their growth — something that there are no shortcuts to.

DockYard developer coding progressive web apps on a laptop

We’re a diverse team with countless passions

We’re not just designers, engineers, and strategists but also writers, musicians, and explorers. We’re travelers, athletes, gamers, film buffs, and cooks, among many other things. Each of us brings a different perspective that translates to our craft and overall growth as a company. We respect and reward each other for that.

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