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thoughtbot works with companies in every step of the process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them. We use emerging and effective technologies and methods on both internal and client projects. We believe there is always a better way to do our work, and take initiative to improve ourselves, the company, and our community. Read more about how we work in our Playbook.

Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to develop excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week. We also reserve at least 4 weeks per year for investing in ourselves, the company, and our community. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. We use the latest technologies and are always down to try new methods on both internal and client projects. Additionally, we maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. 

thoughtbot does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. Read more about our Purpose and Values.

Our goal is to provide ourselves with the best possible benefits, tools to use, and environments to work in while staying sustainable. We've shared the full details of all our benefits here.

  • Investment Time

    We reserve at least 20 days of the year for continuous improvement to make ourselves, the company, and our community better by learning new tools and techniques, working on open source, blogging, creating new products, volunteering our time, and more.

  • Always Learning

    We pay 100% of expenses when you speak at conferences and 50% of the cost for attendees. We also pay 50% of all expenses for job-related training.

  • Stay Fresh

    We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week. We have four weeks (24 days in the UK) of vacation time per year, in addition to company holidays and sick days. For new parents, we also have at least 6 weeks paid leave in all locations, as well as the ability to take at least 6 months off.

  • Healthcare + Financial

    In the U.S. we provide competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a comprehensive 401k plan with matching. In the UK we provide supplemental private insurance and a group personal pension scheme.

Our Open Positions

Americas

We're looking for a developer with significant Rails experience, and some TypeScript or JavaScript experience, to join our consulting team. You'll work with other thoughtbot teammates (and often, our clients' engineering team) to build products that delight users, while contributing to the broader tech community, thoughtbot, and yourself through investment time. The majority of thoughtbot's open-source work and blog content is the result of investment time.

Because we're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' teams working hours, this is a remote position available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We're growing and are looking to add a Development Team Lead to our team. We’re looking for an experienced technical leader who can support and grow our development team, work as a Developer on projects, and lead communication with clients, including non-technical founders. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As a Development Team Lead, you’ll provide mentorship and support to up to 3 developers, with one-on-ones and reviews. You’ll also work as a development consultant, helping clients bring their ideas to launch and beyond.

thoughtbot is a Work From Anywhere company. This is a fully-remote position on the Lift Off team, which focuses on building significant initial versions of new products for existing companies or complex new startups. We're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' working hours. This position is available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We're looking for a developer with significant Rails experience, and some TypeScript or JavaScript experience, to join our consulting team. You'll work with other thoughtbot teammates (and often, our clients' engineering team) to build products that delight users, while contributing to the broader tech community, thoughtbot, and yourself through investment time. The majority of thoughtbot's open-source work and blog content is the result of investment time.

thoughtbot is a Work From Anywhere company. This is a fully-remote position on the Lift Off team, which focuses on building significant initial versions of new products for existing companies and new startups. We're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' working hours— this position is available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We're looking for a well-rounded designer who is interested in growing their design, code, and consulting skill-set over time, to join our team, Lift Off (https://thoughtbot.com/lift-off-mvp-design-development), which focuses on working on significant initial versions of new products for existing companies or complex new startups. In this role, you’ll partner closely with engineers and clients to help solve problems and grow products. Designers in this role will wear many hats, so we’re hoping to see both examples of UI and UX work and examples of front-end engineering in your portfolio.

thoughtbot is a Work From Anywhere company. This is a fully-remote position on the Lift Off team, which focuses on building significant initial versions of new products for existing companies or complex new startups. We're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' working hours. This position is available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native to join our team. You’ll work with thoughtbot teammates and our clients to build great products that delight users, while using investment time to improve yourself, our company, and our community.

thoughtbot is a Work From Anywhere company. This is a fully-remote position on the Lift Off team, which focuses on building significant initial versions of new products for existing companies and new startups. We're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' working hours— this position is available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We’re looking for an experienced technical leader to support and grow our development team within Boost, while also continuing to be an individual contributor at most two days a week. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As Development Director, you will mentor other developers on the team across a wide range of topics, including technology, consulting, and client relationships. You'll also work to build up the skills and capacities of our engineering team, support teammate engagement with the different programming communities we're members of, and provide guidance, scoping, and support with business opportunities. You'll work together with the Managing Director and Design Director of Boost, alongside global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the Team.

This position is fully remote and is open to applicants located anywhere in the United States. We will begin reviewing applications the week of June 14th.


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook.

We're looking for a well-rounded product-oriented developer interested in growing their programming, product, and consulting skill-set overtime to join our fully remote team, Ignite (https://thoughtbot.com/ignite). The Ignite team focuses on developing first iterations of and proof of concepts for new products for existing companies and new startups.

You'll partner closely with other product developers, designers, and product owners on the product team to help solve problems and start new products.

We find that the most effective product teams are ones that work extremely collaboratively across the various roles, so in addition to being responsible for the technical success of a new product, you'll be expected to participate in the Design Process and Product thinking.

This role is not ideal for an individual preferring pre-groomed and pre-scoped development tickets from a backlog; expect to take high-level business problems, translate them to buildable features, and then implement and ship those features to first users.

We work with various technologies based on clients' particular needs, but our most common tech stack is ReactJS, React Native, TypeScript, and GraphQL.

This position is fully remote and is open to applicants located anywhere in the Americas in GMT-3 to GMT-10 time zones. We will begin reviewing applications July 28th.


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.


Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook

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We're looking for a well-rounded product-oriented developer interested in growing their programming, product, and consulting skill-set overtime to join our fully remote team, Ignite (https://thoughtbot.com/ignite). The Ignite team focuses on developing first iterations of and proof of concepts for new products for existing companies and new startups.

You'll partner closely with other product developers, designers, and product owners on the product team to help solve problems and start new products.

We find that the most effective product teams are ones that work extremely collaboratively across the various roles, so in addition to being responsible for the technical success of a new product, you'll be expected to participate in the Design Process and Product thinking.

This role is not ideal for an individual preferring pre-groomed and pre-scoped development tickets from a backlog; expect to take high-level business problems, translate them to buildable features, and then implement and ship those features to first users.

We work with various technologies based on clients' particular needs, but our most common tech stack is ReactJS, React Native, TypeScript, and GraphQL.

This position is fully remote and is open to applicants located anywhere in the Americas in GMT-3 to GMT-10 time zones. We will begin reviewing applications July 28th.


About thoughtbot

We believe that it is possible to continuously learn and improve the way people work while building higher-quality products that make positive contributions to the world. We work with companies in every step of the product development and maintenance process to help identify and solve problems. We lead and participate in product design sprints, build high-quality apps, and then deploy them.

We proactively work on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at thoughtbot. We aim to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. Read about our DEI efforts in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section of our Playbook. We acknowledge that DEI work is never done, and that we will make mistakes along the way. We are continuously working on learning, improving ourselves, and the company.

As a member of thoughtbot, you’ll be part of our distributed remote community. We’re continuously working to assure remote work is inclusive, collaborative, comfortable, and social.


Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, and how we work in our Playbook

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Apprenticeship

We've had an Apprentice position since 2011, and have successfully mentored over 50 apprentices. This full-time, paid position includes benefits and provides mentorship to people who are not yet ready to bill on client work. After a successful apprenticeship, you are promoted to the role of developer or designer. Read more about our apprentice program.

thoughtbot does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

thoughtbot does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes not originating directly from a candidate and sent to thoughtbot or any thoughtbot's employees, including unsolicited resumes sent to a thoughtbot mailing address or email address, are rejected. thoughtbot will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. thoughtbot considers any candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume referred by the company free of any fees.