Apprentice Designer who codes - Remote
Posted on: November 22, 2021
thoughtbot is looking for an apprentice designer to join our
Lift Off team. Our apprenticeship is ideal for intermediate
designers looking to build upon their already strong
We have worked with over 50 apprentices, most of whom have been
promoted to the designer or developer role at thoughtbot. Many
members of our leadership team started at thoughtbot as
apprentices. The majority of people who join us as an apprentice
are already working as a developer or designer.
thoughtbot is a remote company. This is a fully-remote, full-time
position on the Lift Off team, which focuses on building
significant initial versions of new products for existing companies
or complex new startups. We're looking for teammates who overlap
with our clients' working hours. This position is available to
anyone throughout the Americas (UTC-3 through UTC-10).
We will begin reviewing applications for this role no sooner than
Salary and benefits vary by location and country. The US salary
range for this role is: $70,000- $85,000.
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
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.
As a thoughtbot apprentice, you will be paired with a thoughtbot
mentor to set goals and grow your skills. You will build upon your
existing experience as a designer and strengthen your consulting
skills while working alongside your mentor. You will rotate mentors
monthly and gain exposure to a variety of client projects.
Additionally, you will work on special projects designed to give
you additional time and training towards the goals you set with
your mentor. This combination of rotations and individual projects
enhances the learning process by exposing you to new client
projects and new people, while also allowing you to reapply what
you've learned in a new context.
The apprenticeship is a full-time paid position. We expect
apprentices to be promoted to the Designer role after approximately
3 months. Salary for newly promoted Designers vary by location. The
US salary range for a newly promoted Designer is: $90,000-
We work hard to ensure that we only accept people that we believe
will be successful as an apprentice and will be promoted to
designer. The majority of people who join us as an apprentice
already have a base level technical experience, and in many cases
have already held a position working as a designer who codes
Designers are promoted from an apprenticeship when they are very
comfortable building and shipping User Interface design and
We find that well-qualified designer apprentices will:
demonstrate an understanding of user interface or product design
including layout, typography, visual hierarchy, and accessibility
in web and mobile interfaces
Have an interest in and can code in HTML and CSS
Additionally, possess our desired character strengths: good
communicator, demonstrates initiative, motivated, enthusiastic,
focused, composed, curious, optimistic, displays grit, emotionally
intelligent, and conveys gratitude.
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.
For US-based team members thoughtbot pays at least 90% of the
medical insurance premiums for individuals, 80% for their families
for all medical plans, and 100% of the premium for employees and
their families for our core dental plan and vision coverage. We
cover disability insurance, basic life insurance with the
opportunity to buy up. We also offer a comprehensive 401(k) plan
with company match and immediate vesting. Team members accrue 20
paid vacation days and receive 11 paid holidays per year in
addition to 10 paid sick days. New parents receive at least 6 weeks
paid parental leave, as well as the ability to take up to 6 months
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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