Development Team Lead

Apply by Friday 19 November

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. This position is available to anyone in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (UTC-2 through UTC+3).

We will begin reviewing applications for this role no sooner than October 27th.


Salary and benefits vary by location and country. The UK salary range for this role is: £65,500 – £75,000.

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.


Alongside hands-on technical abilities in either mobile or web, we’re looking for a technical leader, with experience leading and advocating for a development team, and providing day-to-day support and mentorship to other developers.

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 have a proven track record of attracting potential customers.

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. Employees in the UK will receive company-matched pension contributions and life insurance, and income protection. We also offer optional health insurance, and critical illness cover. For new parents we offer additional paid leave on top of your statutory rights.

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.