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We work with companies of all stages to help identify and solve problems. At thoughtbot, we’re involved in every step of the process. We lead and participate in product design sprints, create high-quality apps, and then deploy them. We use the latest technologies and are always ready to try new methods on both internal and client projects. Read more about how we work in our Playbook.

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. We maintain an inclusive environment where we can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work. 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.

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Our Open Positions

London

We’re looking for an experienced design leader to grow our design team in London, while also continuing to be an individual contributor. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As Design Director, you’ll provide mentorship and support to the other designers in your studio with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also be working to grow the design team, our design reputation in London, attracting great projects, and working inbound opportunities. You’ll work together with the Development Director, and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.

We are looking for an experienced Rails developer to join our team in London. This is a full-time position where you will build great products while contributing to our community with open source, writing, speaking, events, and more.

San Francisco

We're looking for an experienced web developer to join our team. Build great products while contributing to our community with open source, writing, speaking, events, and more.

We’re looking for an experienced design leader to grow our design team in San Francisco, while also continuing to be an individual contributor. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As Design Director, you’ll provide mentorship and support to the other designers in your office with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also be working to grow the design team, our design reputation in San Francisco, attracting great projects, and working inbound opportunities. You’ll work together with the Development Director, and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.

We’re looking for an experienced technical leader to support and grow our development team in San Francisco, while also continuing to be an individual contributor. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As Development Director, you’ll provide mentorship and support to the other developers in your office with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also be working to grow the development team, our reputation in San Francisco, attracting great projects, and working inbound opportunities. You’ll work together with the Managing Director, Design Director, and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native 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 improve ourselves, our company, and our community.

New York

We're looking for an experienced Rails developer to join our team. Build great products while contributing to our community with open source, writing, speaking, events, and more.


We're looking for an experienced Product Designer to join our team. As a designer at thoughtbot you work with our clients to turn their ideas into great products that people love to use, and then grow them into successful businesses.

As thoughtbot NYC continues to grow and take on exciting new client work, it has become increasingly evident that we need a talented Marketing Specialist to join us and support the team!

thoughtbot is a global product design and development consultancy with local presence (at the time of writing - 6 local studios to be exact). As a Marketing Specialist, you will enjoy support and mentorship from the VP of Marketing in Boston while leading and executing local marketing activities to meet the unique needs of the NYC team.

A few of the core areas you will support include:

  • Community building and events - identify opportunities for us to participate in (or host!) events that connect us with clients, potential clients, fellow product leaders, as well as give back to the community.
  • Writing and communications - help thoughtbot NYC share their story and offering to the market through blog posts, case studies, social media, and other media.
  • Business development - help ensure a healthy pipeline of prospective clients by identifying and building great relationships with folks who match our ideal personas.

We value work life balance and working at a sustainable pace. There are many marketing opportunities for you to work on in this role that will fall outside the regular 9-5, such as meetups and evening events. When those occur, you’ll adjust your hours so that you are still working at a sustainable, 40 hour per week pace.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native 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.

Boston

We're looking for a developer experienced with Rails and JavaScript and interested in expanding into new technologies 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 contribute to our community and embetter thoughtbot.

We're looking for an experienced Product Designer to join our team in Boston. As a designer at thoughtbot you work with our clients to turn their ideas into great products that people love to use, and then grow them into successful businesses.

The thoughtbot marketing team is growing! We need a digital savvy marketer to help us increase awareness and generate leads from the right online channels as well as optimize the thoughtbot web presence for maximum impact.

The thoughtbot blog gets ~2M uniques a year, our Twitter account has 48,000 followers, and our Playbook is widely read and shared. Our podcasts receive ~20,000 listens each week.

thoughtbot has a fantastic culture of content creation and knowledge sharing, but distribution is often “one and done”. You will enjoy the benefits of a stocked content treasure trove, an established brand, and a rich website while improving how and when we engage with our audience online, ultimately growing our acquisition and conversion rates.

thoughtbot is a product design and development consultancy with a 15 year legacy of helping startups and enterprises alike (including many of your favorite brands) turn their ideas into the right web and mobile products. We are a global company that operates locally in Austin, Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, and London. As the Digital Marketing Associate, you will work closely with the VP of Marketing in our Boston studio.

The core areas you will support (and should have experience in) include:

  • Email marketing/marketing automation (currently MailChimp)
  • SEO and SEM
  • Chatbot (currently Drift)
  • Basic web updates
  • Website conversion
  • Social media
  • Paid digital channels

We value work life balance and working at a sustainable pace. There are many marketing opportunities for you to take on in this role, but we expect you to identify the highest priority projects and experiments to work on at a given time so that you are working at a reasonable, 40 hour per week pace.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native 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.

Raleigh

We’re looking for an experienced Rails or Elixir developer to join our growing team in Raleigh, NC. We are interested in a team player who wants to build great products for our clients, actively contribute to our community of globally recognized open-source tools, and contribute to our local community through shared learning, events, and speaking engagements.

As a member of the thoughtbot Raleigh 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).

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native to join our team in Raleigh. 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.

Austin

We’re looking for an experienced technical leader to support and grow our development team in Austin, while also continuing to be an individual contributor. Together we’ll build both great products and a great team.

As Development Director, you’ll provide mentorship and support to the other developers in your office with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also be working to grow the development team, our reputation in Austin, attracting great projects, and working inbound opportunities. You’ll work together with the Managing Director, Design Director, and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.

We're looking for a developer experienced with React Native to join our team in Austin. 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.

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.

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