Development Team Lead

Thoughtbot Austin , TX 78701

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

As Development Team Lead, youll 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. Youll work together with the local management team, and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.

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 or how we work in our Playbook.

Requirements

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

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.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary, paid time off, 401k with matching, and health insurance.

INVESTMENT TIME

We consult for clients four days/week. On Fridays, we work 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 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

For full-time U.S. employees, we provide competetive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a comprehensive 401k plan with matching.

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