Drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us a little about yourself!
Apply now

About Us

At Focused Labs we take a unique approach to developing high-quality, business focused, software for our clients. Our approach is structured around delivering products to market fast, testing with real customers, and iterating based on their feedback.

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 new things to learn.

 

What we're looking for

We are looking for talented developers who are excited to help build our team! We believe that building software is a craft, one that always presents opportunities to improve and learn from teammates. We need Web Developers who have a strong understanding of building products across a range of technology stacks. Every client and project is different. You may spend 2 months building a web-based Ruby/Rails app and then rotate onto a native iOS app with a Java/Spring GraphQL backend.

If you are passionate about full-stack software development, testing driving new features, and ruthlessly refactoring we’d love to chat!

 

The Bullet Points

  • Experience building web applications with 2 or more languages / frameworks
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Pair programming experience a plus
  • Desire to continuously learn and improve
  • Focus on building software as a team, aligning your success with that of the team

 

Benefits

  • We are located in mHUB, every employee gets a full membership with access and complementary training on equipment like 3d Printers, CNC Routers, Laser Cutters and more.
  • 100% coverage for BlueCross BlueShield Platinum HMO Health plan
  • Additional options for PPO and HSA health plans
  • Complimentary 30k Life Insurance Policy
  • 401k matching
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Build what you want with 10% of time allocated for learning with our accrued "Focused Hours"

 

 

 

 

Read Full Job Description
Drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us a little about yourself!
Apply now

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

Location

We are in the heart of River West. Just a few minutes walk from the Fulton Market, 2 minutes from the blue line and 10 minutes from the brown.

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 Focused 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

What are Focused Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1000 of expenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO for our employees. We also offer two PPOs and an HSA and cover the equivalent of the HMO if you select those plans.
Life Insurance
We offer a complimentary $30,000 life insurance policy for every employee.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We use and love Guideline (https://www.guideline.com) for our 401k. They make it easy for both experienced investors and people new to saving to build a great retirement
401(K) Matching
At Focused Labs we match 100% of your contributions for the first 3% of your salary contributions and 50% of your contributions for the next 2%. There's no vesting, we just want you to save!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We love pairing at Focused but also know that different people have different schedules. We will always work with you to make sure you can come and go as you need and be there for your team.
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor family-oriented events a few times a year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
At Focused everyone gets 21 days of vacation, 5 days of sick and 3 floating holidays!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. On Mondays, we discuss company policy and culture. Wednesdays we have brown bag tech talks, and Fridays are book club!
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. On Mondays, we discuss company policy and culture. Wednesdays we have brown bag tech talks, and Fridays are book club!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion. Normally every couple weeks
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
If you need to relocate to work with us we are happy to cover reasonable costs incurred in your move!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Acme Co. allows employes to set aside 10% of working hours for learning.
More Jobs at Focused Labs2 open jobs
All Jobs
Dev + Engineer
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us a little about yourself!
Apply now
Save jobView Focused Labs's full profileSee more Focused Labs jobs