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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 create excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week, consulting for clients four days/week. We also like to learn. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. 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 consult for clients four days/week. We reserve the fifth day of each work week 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 five 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.

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Our Open Positions

London

We're looking for an experienced Product Design Team Lead to join our team in London. As a Design Lead at thoughtbot, you mentor and help grow designers, collaborate with Development and Managing Directors on the success of the studio, and help clients to turn ideas into great products that people love to use and grow successful businesses.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

We're looking for a developer experienced with Rails and JavaScript and interested in expanding into new technologies to join our team in London. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to contribute to our community and embetter thoughtbot.

As a member of the thoughtbot London team, you will also become a member of our global thoughtbot community. We are almost 100 designers and developers in six offices around the world (Boston, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Austin, and London).

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

We're looking for a developer experienced with Rails and JavaScript and interested in expanding into new technologies to join our team in London. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to contribute to our community and embetter thoughtbot.

As a member of the thoughtbot London team, you will also become a member of our global thoughtbot community. We are almost 100 designers and developers in six offices around the world (Boston, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Austin, and London).

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

New York

We're looking for a developer experienced with iOS development and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such as iOS development with Objective-C, Android Development with Java/Kotlin, React Native, or even web development to join our team in New York City. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

thoughtbot was recognized as one of Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC for 2019.


Boston

We're looking for a developer experienced with iOS development and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such as iOS development with Objective-C, Android Development with Java/Kotlin, React Native, or even web development to join our team in Boston. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such as iOS development with Swift/Objective-C, or Android Development with Java/Kotlin, or even web development to join our team in Boston. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

We're looking for a developer experienced with Android and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such iOS development with Swift/Objective-C, React Native, or even web development to join our team in Boston. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

thoughtbot is seeking a Business Development Professional with extensive design or technology consulting sales experience. You will be finding, qualifying, researching, and closing consulting projects for a team of 25 software designers and developers in our Boston studio. The ideal candidate has a passion for software and customer success.

thoughtbot is a 100-person, employee-owned design and software development agency. We have been in business since 2003 and have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Austin, New York, Raleigh-Durham, and London. We offer high quality software product design and engineering services in many different technologies.

The company started in Boston in 2003, which was our sole studio until we began to expand in 2012. In Boston we have worked with organizations of all sizes to bring new products to market, or improve their existing products, including LevelUp, CarePort Health, Autodesk, ezCater, Confirm.io, GasBuddy, Harvard Business Review, PlacePass, the MBTA, and many more. Our Boston-based clients have billions in revenue, and employ thousands of people in Boston and beyond.

See https://thoughtbot.com/purpose for our core beliefs.


Responsibilities

  • Close $2-4M in deals annually both in new projects and extensions to existing relationships.
  • Ensure the work you sell will be fulfilling to our team and aligns with thoughtbot's values.
  • Set clients up for success.
  • Develop strong long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and partners.
  • Work closely with thoughtbot's Boston Managing Director, executive team, and sales team to optimize the team’s inbound and outbound sales processes through data-driven, results-oriented evaluation and experimentation.
  • Proactively manage project extensions, expansions, and rotations based on client and teammate needs.
  • Respond quickly to inbound requests for software product design and engineering help.
  • Assess needs and qualify fit for thoughtbot.
  • Identify key decision makers. The point of contact at our client’s organization is typically a product manager, head of design, head of engineering, head of growth, top executive, or startup founder.
  • Learn quickly about thoughtbot’s capabilities, software practices, and tools generally.

thoughtbot is seeking a Field Sales (Outside Sales) Representative with design or technology consulting sales experience. You will be finding, qualifying, researching, and closing consulting projects for a team of 25 software designers and developers in our Boston studio. The ideal candidate has a passion for software and customer success.

thoughtbot is a 100-person, employee-owned design and software development agency. We have been in business since 2003 and have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Austin, New York, Raleigh-Durham, and London. We offer high quality software product design and engineering services in many different technologies.

The company started in Boston in 2003, which was our sole studio until we began to expand in 2012. In Boston we have worked with organizations of all sizes to bring new products to market, or improve their existing products, including LevelUp, CarePort Health, Autodesk, ezCater, Confirm.io, GasBuddy, Harvard Business Review, PlacePass, the MBTA, and many more. Our Boston-based clients have billions in revenue, and employ thousands of people in Boston and beyond.

See https://thoughtbot.com/purpose for our core beliefs.


Responsibilities

  • Close new projects and extensions to existing relationships.
  • Ensure the work you sell will be fulfilling to our team and aligns with thoughtbot's values.
  • Set clients up for success.
  • Develop strong long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and partners.
  • Work closely with thoughtbot's Boston Managing Director, executive team, and sales team to optimize the team’s inbound and outbound sales processes through data-driven, results-oriented evaluation and experimentation.
  • Proactively manage project extensions, expansions, and rotations based on client and teammate needs.
  • Respond quickly to inbound requests for software product design and engineering help.
  • Assess needs and qualify fit for thoughtbot.
  • Identify key decision makers. The point of contact at our client’s organization is typically a product manager, head of design, head of engineering, head of growth, top executive, or startup founder.
  • Learn quickly about thoughtbot’s capabilities, software practices, and tools generally.

San Francisco

We're looking for a developer experienced with Rails and JavaScript and interested in expanding into new technologies to join our team in San Francisco. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to contribute to our community and embetter thoughtbot.

As a member of the thoughtbot San Francisco team, you will also become a member of our global thoughtbot community. We are almost 100 designers and developers in six offices around the world (Boston, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Austin, and London).

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

Raleigh-Durham

We're looking for a developer experienced with iOS development and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such as iOS development with Objective-C, Android Development with Java/Kotlin, React Native, or even web development to join our team in Raleigh-Durham. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.


About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

Raleigh - Durham

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native and additional experience in one or more other mobile development environments, such as iOS development with Swift/Objective-C, or Android Development with Java/Kotlin, or even web development to join our team in Raleigh-Durham. You’ll work with our clients to build great products that delight users while using weekly investment time to improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

About thoughtbot

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 we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.

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. We welcome you to apply and let us know if you need any reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

Want to dig deeper? Read more about our Purpose and Values, how we work in our Playbook, or check out this video to hear from our team.

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 out 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.

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