Heroku is too limiting and expensive. AWS is too complex. We solve both by bringing world-class deployment DX natively to your AWS.
Who we are
We're Flightcontrol, a YCominator (W22) backed company. We're a team of 5 and we're building Flight Control: a world-class deployment developer experience (DX), native in AWS.
We provide the deployment experience of a Platform-as-a-Service but without the limitations.
Flightcontrol fully automates deployments to your AWS account. You get the same or better DX than Vercel/Heroku all without any devops work. You have full access to inspect and tweak anything without the limitations of a traditional PaaS.
Traditionally, users had to choose between a PaaS like Heroku, which is easy to use but is a closed-box with limitations and restrictions, or AWS which gives you full power and control but is a royal pain to set up. But with Flightcontrol they get the best of both worlds: great developer experience and full control and scalability
Our product is so compelling that most of our users are migrating existing applications from Heroku, Render, Railway, Vercel and from custom AWS setups.
Before you cringe at our current design, know that we are currently working with Overnice to completely overhaul our brand design, marketing site, and UI/UX. So rest assured, you’ll soon have world-class brand materials to work with :)
- Since launching in January, over 260 users have deployed 20,000+ times
- Users of all sizes love the product, from solo indie hackers to enterprises
- We went through Y Combinator in W22 and have raised $3.5M.
- Intrigued? Read more about our company here.
Working at Flightcontrol
On Monday, depending on your timezone, you’ll start your morning or afternoon with a coffee chat where everyone is together for causal conversation. After that, you’ll join our Flightcontrol planning session with the entire Flightcontrol product team. Tuesday is usually meeting free, so you’ll be focused on your work.
On Wednesday you’ll have your weekly 1 on 1 with Brandon, the CEO. This is your time to ask for what you want, bring up issues, ask hard questions, and give and receive feedback. Brandon takes feedback very seriously and is quick to make needed changes.
Thursday and Friday are your time for deep work. Aside from being available 9a-12p EST, your work hours are flexible and up to you. Some of us work a standard 9-5 type of deal while others have varying schedules.
You’ll collaborate with Brandon as much as is needed.
Since we’re a startup, the journey from idea to building to shipping to growing is certainly a bit of a roller coaster. But we're all on the roller coaster together, learning and iterating as quickly as we can. As long as we stick to our values and show up for each other with curiosity, compassion, and collaboration, we can likely overcome just about anything together.
Every month we have a tech-debt cleanup day. Every other month we have a company hackathon.
Our company retreat in Italy
We value having a great work-life balance, that's why we offer:
- 4 day work week (32hrs) - every Friday is off!
- 100% remote working
- Minimum 4 weeks PTO
- 401k contribution
- Competitive salaries
- Menstrual Leave
- 100% Healthcare insurance
- Equity stock options
- Unlimited sick leave
- 2+ in person company retreats per year (in 2023 we'll be visiting Thailand)
- Education + conferences
- Much more!