Turning Our Attention Back to Hiring Developers

Chad Pytel

We’re relative small, so we just only have so much bandwidth to devote to hiring. Over the past few months, we diverted our attention away from hiring more developers to finding another great designer. Thankfully, we’ve found a great designer, and he’s going to be starting at the end of next week. So, the time has come to turn our attention back to hiring more excellent developers.

The ideal individual will have been using Ruby on Rails extensively (probably since before 1.0), have an excellent knowledge of Javascript, HTML, and CSS, and experience in TDD.

Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment. We limit our work weeks to 40 hours, stock the fridge with drinks and snacks, and provide lunch on Fridays. Our project teams are small, and we have an incredible focus on creating excellent code that not only follows, but defines Ruby on Rails best practices. Everyone on the team is given the freedom to work on Open Source projects and internal products like Hoptoad, Paperclip, and Shoulda.

''The competitive salary will depend on how awesome you are, includes medical benefits, 401k eligibility, and relocation to Boston (if needed). As usual, we’re looking for people who are willing to relocate to Boston, but we’re willing to consider remote work for really great people who can’t relocate. If you were going to be remote, we’d likely ask you to work in Boston for some time at the start of things so that everyone can get to know each other.

If you are interested, contact us at resumes@thoughtbot.com. Feel free to describe why you want to work for us, what your past experience is, what your salary requirements are, who your work references are, a bunch of sites you like, a list of hobbies, or anything else you think represents who you are or who you want to be.

We also have this and other positions available, check them out on our jobs page.