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Discover how we’re helping businesses worldwide — and meet the people who make it possible.

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Improving the world of work, one shift at a time.


Thriving workplaces in every community

Deputy helps businesses become more profitable, connected, and trusted by each team member — our goal is to make that happen for workplaces in every community, worldwide.


  • We seek diverse ideas, perspectives, and experiences because no one person has all the answers. It’s how we create meaningful outcomes.

  • The customer matters. It’s why we are passionate about showing up, with intention, to deliver value every day.

  • Our community succeeds with mutual respect and collaboration. We all have a key part to play in building the Deputy legacy.

  • We assume good intent, stand up for what’s right, and help our teammates to do the same.

  • We take the lead and deliver what matters. We own our results, celebrate the wins, and are constantly improving.

Our Story


Deputy started because Steve needed help

Steve Shelley’s business was experiencing rapid organic growth, and that meant taking on more staff and all the time-consuming employee admin that came with it. Steve lost most of his time to managing constant schedule changes and overseeing his teams — instead of focusing on the business strategy and sustainable growth. He needed someone to help carry the admin workload.

Problem, meet solution

Enter Ashik Ahmed, who built a platform for Steve to automate scheduling and time and attendance management. The software reduced manual staffing tasks to zero and provided valuable insights to increase operational efficiency. Steve relied on the platform like a second-in-command — a deputy — and it freed him to focus on expansion. His business grew to 1,500 people without any additional IT or administrative staff.

Deputy officially launched

With the advent of the cloud, Steve and Ashik saw the potential impact Deputy could have in any workplace, anywhere. Having sold his existing business, Steve co-founded Deputy with Ashik to take their staffing solution worldwide.

Hello world

Deputy reached 100,000 users with no sign of slowing down.

A funding milestone

Following successful Series A financing, Deputy raised the largest ever Series B funding round for an Australian company at the time. Deputy is proudly backed by OpenView, IVP, Square Peg Capital, and EVP.

Now an award-winning global business

Deputy is now helping more than 320,000 workplaces internationally. Businesses across industries can manage their staff more efficiently, give teams an easy way to track their shifts, and free up time for people to focus on what’s important to them. We’ve picked up some very flattering accolades and reviews along the way.

Meet our Leaders

Our leaders are passionate about people, product, and creating a positive impact in the world of work.

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Life at Deputy

Collaboration and creativity lie at the core of Deputy’s company culture. We foster safe, welcoming environments where new ideas are encouraged, differences are embraced, and brilliant teamwork creates amazing outcomes for our customers.

Our offices

We are stronger together across our global locations.
We also have a number of Deputies in remote locations across the US and Australia.



Our HQ is a melting pot of teams across Design, Engineering and Product, as well as Sales, Customer Success, Support and Core Operations.

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San Francisco

Our US growth hub is predominantly made up of our go-to-market teams who are obsessed with amplifying our customers.



Our close-knit London team leads with integrity for our customers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.