We solve problems with code

Who are we?

Thought Driven Development is a remote-first web consultancy based in the western hemisphere.

We are a collective of polyglots, fluent in many modes: languages like Ruby JavaScript, Elixir, Golang, TDD, as well as processes and philosophies, like XP and human-centered design. We seek to study the idioms of modern web development to gain knowledge and insight, never to obscure with double-speak. Our goal is to be driven, not by strict conformity to any trend, but by thoughtfulness.

What do we do?

We work on a variety of projects in the academic and commercial spaces.

We use our own, constantly evolving processes to identify problems, generate thoughtful solutions, and deliver them on-time and on-budget. We recognize that resources are limited and we work hard to understand businesses holistically and map out cost-efficient solutions before jumping in with code.


University of Chicago

Working with an innovation lab dedicated to finding unorthodox solutions to difficult social problems.

We are building a real-time service-oriented architecture as part of an effort aimed at creating viable alternatives to incarceration.



Working with a legendary technology brand to build microsites in REACT.

Think we can help?

We build software from scratch or fix existing software. We specialize in augmentation and leadership for distributed development teams.

We live to serveā€”if you think that there's something we can do to make your life better, don't hesitate to reach out.

Thought Driven Developer
Open position

Software developer

We're looking for coders competent in building microservices in Elixir and Golang to work with us in collaboration with the Radical Innovation for Social Change (RISC) at the University of Chicago where we are working on a criminal justice reform initiative.

Our other current/prospective clients include a progressive journal and an energy company at the forefront of decarbonization.

We are willing to talk to any patient, thoughtful, inspired and creative coders with an eagerness to learn and a willingness to think outside the box.

We work a maximum of 32 hours a week, fully-remotely. Candidates from the western hemisphere only please.

Send cover letter / resume.