As a programmer at Fog Creek Software, you will help design, develop, and implement the code for our award winning current products. You'll also have the opportunity to explore new product development. (We've developed one new product per year, on average, for most of the current century!)

We're happy to consider remote applicants. So, whether you're near Fog Creek headquarters in New York or happily settled in Crested Butte, CO, you may be the perfect addition to the team.

We use a wide range of technologies internally, and we don't hire based on a specific skillset. Whatever technologies, languages, or development environments you've been using, we expect you have mastered them in depth, and we expect that you will be able to master any technology, language, or development environment that we need in the future.

If you're reading this, and love to code, but maybe don't think the product developer position is for you, you might find you'd enjoy being a Support Engineer.


  • Incredible coding skills. Your programming ability is way above average, as demonstrated by a continuous string of successful projects.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Remote allowed

Working remotely

All of Fog Creek's technical teams are geographically distributed. Every meeting takes place online (using chatrooms and Google Hangouts), and almost all of our work-related communication takes place on the Internet. 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 Fog Creek Software Developer
  • Competitive salary
  • Free gym membership
  • Comprehensive health insurance plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • Profit-sharing plan
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Flextime
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • All-expense-paid technical conferences

... and while you're in New York:

  • Free MetroCard
  • Free lunch
  • Free soft drinks and snacks

How to apply

Find a 9 letter string of characters that contains only letters from


such that the hash(the_string) is


if hash is defined by the following pseudo-code:

Int64 hash (String s) {
    Int64 h = 7
    String letters = "acdegilmnoprstuw"
    for(Int32 i = 0; i < s.length; i++) {
        h = (h * 37 + letters.indexOf(s[i]))
    return h

For example, if we were trying to find the 7 letter string where hash(the_string) was 680131659347, the answer would be "leepadg".

To apply, please email with your solution as the first word in the subject line. Include any code you used to solve the problem as an attachment, and also send us a current resume in HTML, Plain Text, or PDF format. In the body of the email please explain why you would be a good fit for this job. If you have a website, send us the URL!

About Fog Creek Software

Fog Creek Software is a small, entrepreneurial software company in New York City founded in 2000. Our key products are FogBugz and Kiln; both have been very successful. We bootstrapped ourselves without outside investment and have been profitable from the beginning.

Fog Creek Software, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.