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Development Director in San Francisco

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.

Requirements

Alongside hands-on technical work, you'll be helping to support the San Francisco development team: working with team members on their professional development, hiring new people, and finding new projects. Along with the other Directors in San Francisco, you'll be responsible for profitability of the studio.

thoughtbot web developers are able to rapidly build high-quality web applications in Ruby on Rails or Elixir and Phoenix, fully test-driven. Qualified candidates have an excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Unix, deployment, performance, debugging, refactoring, design patterns, and other programming practices. While Rails experience is a must, we're also rapidly expanding our work into other languages and frameworks.

Very well-qualified candidates will also have experience with consulting, and have a proven track record of attracting potential customers.

All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification upon hire.

About thoughtbot

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 Benefits

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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