Hello, we're Focused Labs

At Focused Labs we take a unique approach to developing high-quality, business focused, software. We believe that digital products can and should be built to evolve with your business. Our approach is structured around delivering products to market fast, testing with real customers, and iterating based on their feedback.

Why Work with Us?

We love to write code, and if you do too, you will love Focused Labs. Everything we do from our sustainable pace to minimal meetings is designed to optimize your time in front of an editor writing software! Focused is truly a place to grow or hone your software craft - you could see 3-5 clients in a year and each one presents things to learn.
We are

Honest,

Agile &

Influential

An Insider's view of Focused Labs

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I think there's actually a deeper question. What is the balance between work, life, and time to be creative? When you spend all your time hacking away at a backlog you're not learning. At Focused, we want you to have creative time, and time with your family/friends. That's why we offer Idea Hours and have a strong culture of 8 hour days, no more!

Austin

CEO

What does your typical day look like?

Focused is an environment where coding is a social exercise and learning is a continuous process. We work together by pairing and speaking openly. We find programming to be a creative process, one that is most effective when fingers are on a keyboard, not a meeting room. By writing code all day, every day, we learn and deliver together.

Luke

Programmer Extraordinaire

What are some things you learned at the company?

Getting feedback from the people I respect helps me get better on a daily basis. I also enjoy being challenged to learn new technologies and improve my communication with clients.

Olya

Software Developer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have a program called Idea Hours. Idea Hours are accumulated like vacation and can be used to attend conferences, build an app, try a new language, or anything else. If you have an idea and a need for a team, use those idea hours to get a few folks working together.

Austin

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have done weekly lunch and learns, magic shows, book clubs, and culture talks. We are always pushing ourselves toward approaching tech problems from an interesting and fun perspective. Challenging ourselves to build tested, clean software with character.

Katy

Software Developer

We're Hiring

We're
Hiring

Where we are

Remote for Covid, Chicago, IL 60647

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open door policy
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
401(K) Matching
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy Hours
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
Jobs at Focused Labs2 open jobs
All Jobs
Dev + Engineer
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ConcourseLibraries
    • JenkinsLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • Cloud FoundryFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • DB2Databases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Dynamo DBDatabases
    • GemfireDatabases
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