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Americas · Mission Control · Engineering · Remote

We're looking for a developer with production Rails experience to join our DevOps team. You'll work with other thoughtbot teammates (and often, our clients' engineering team) to improve the availability, responsiveness, and performance of our clients' applications, 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 existing team, this is a remote position available to anyone working within the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa in the UTC+1 through UTC-8 time zones.


Salary and benefits vary by location and country. The US salary range for this role is: $105,000- $130,000

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 are looking for a developer who is able to build high-quality, test-driven applications with Ruby on Rails who is also interested in or experienced with DevOps. Well-qualified candidates will have experience with performance tuning, debugging, and deploying Rails applications in production. Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, building CI/CD pipelines, or monitoring applications using Prometheus and Grafana is a plus. Candidates who are experienced with Ruby on Rails but don't have production experience with DevOps are welcome. We will provide training and hands-on opportunities for experienced web developers.

As consultants, we work closely with our clients. Experience with a client-facing role like consulting, teaching, or business development is also valuable, but not required.

Well-qualified candidates value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

We especially appreciate candidates that demonstrate commitment to valuing DEI and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. We also understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to commit to this work, and that's okay.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t match 100% of the requirements. Let us know if you need any specific accommodations during the interview process.

thoughtbot cannot sponsor work visas at this time.

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.

  • 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.

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