thoughtbot: Development Team Lead - Remote

Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico

We're growing and are looking to add a Development Team Lead to our team. We're looking for an experienced technical leader who can support and grow our development team, work as a Developer on projects, and lead communication with clients, including non-technical founders. Together we'll build both great products and a great team.

As a Development Team Lead, you'll provide mentorship and support to up to 3 developers, with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also work as a development consultant, helping clients bring their ideas to launch and beyond.

thoughtbot is a fully remote company. Because we're looking for teammates who overlap with our clients' teams working hours, this is a remote position available to anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).

We're committed to ensuring a representative pool before we begin reviewing applications. We will begin reviewing applications for this role no sooner than March 13, 2023. The target start date for this role is June.


Salary and benefits vary by location. We publish all our salary ranges in our compensation calculator. New team members typically have a starting salary between the start and the middle of the band. Please view the compensation range and benefits for where you live in our compensation calculator.

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're looking for developers with hands-on technical abilities in web development, specifically, Ruby on Rails, React. We're also looking for a technical leader with experience leading and advocating for a development team; providing day-to-day support and mentorship to other developers. Experience with mobile development, while beneficial, is not necessary

thoughtbot developers are able to build high-quality applications. Well-qualified candidates will have an excellent knowledge of web or mobile development, debugging, refactoring, design patterns, testing, and other programming practices.

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

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.


Benefits vary by location, but all team members accrue at least 20 paid annual leave/vacation days per year and receive paid holidays and paid sick days. thoughtbot ensures at least 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave for birthing parents, and at least 6 weeks of fully paid parental leave for non-birthing parents. All new parents have the ability to take up to at least 6 months off by combining different types of leaves. In addition to country-specific benefits, all team members receive a monthly remote work stipend to offset the cost of internet, electricity, etc., and a remote workspace budget to setup their workspace. Please see our benefits page to learn more about benefits for team members located in your country.

Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to develop excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week. We also reserve at least 4 weeks per year for investing in ourselves, the company, and our community. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. We use the latest technologies and are always down to try new methods on both internal and client projects.

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.

thoughtbot does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes not originating directly from a candidate and sent to thoughtbot or any thoughtbot's employees, including unsolicited resumes sent to a thoughtbot mailing address or email address, are rejected. thoughtbot will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. thoughtbot considers any candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume referred by the company free of any fees.

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