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Voted one of Madison’s “Best Places To Work”, we provide an open, fun and friendly environment in the heart of downtown.

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Current Openings

Browse our open positions—if we like each other, let's arrange a visit and find a place for you here.



Bendyworks is a fertile place for a developer. We have Growth Time to work on self-directed projects and view constant improvement as par for the course. We often socialize on Tuesday taco nights and play games after work on occasion. Here’s how to determine if you’re a good fit for Bendyworks.

First, the basics: you want to live in wonderful Madison, WI. Next, you reach out and build community connections. If you run a Meetup, we dig that. Technically, you should be skilled in some of our chosen tools: Rails, JavaScript frameworks (like Ember and Backbone), HTML, and CSS. We’re also quite fond of Clojure, Objective-C, Swift, and the iOS toolchain. But, don’t shy away because you don’t tick all the boxes, other languages are celebrated within these walls. Bendyworks is still a small company, and so you’ll have a lot of flexibility in what you choose to do. You need a good dose of self-direction to get by here.

Does refactoring give you a thrill? Are you embarrassingly proud of a test suite you’ve written? You’re likely the kind of person we’re looking for, so let’s chat. In addition, your soft skills should be impeccable. You should be the kind of person that finishes things off; you look at projects in your rear-view mirror. You set dates and you make them. You should be professional, communicate well, and have empathy, compassion, and understanding for others. These are qualities that make a good developer great. Expect a little bit of travel. Since we work closely with clients all over the country, we sometimes visit them to kick off a project. You might be on the road once or twice a year for a week or so.

We prize developers who are a well-balanced mix of character and skill, who can speak to a client as well as tweak a codebase.


How? Send us as much of the following as you feel is relevant:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter or a note about why you would make a Good Bendyworker
  • Code samples or other samples of relevant work
  • Reference(s)
  • Email address
  • Whatever you feel comfortable sharing from the following sites: Github, LinkedIn, Dribbble, personal website/blog, Twitter

What We Offer

We have a fantastic environment, encourage work-life balance, provide great benefits, and value hard work.

  • Growth


    Weekly Growth Days on Friday, hosting Meetups and our Technical Talks every Tuesday are just a few ways we encourage growth. Invited to speak at a conference? We'll pay your way!

  • Craft swap

    Craftsperson Swaps

    From time to time you can go visit another company! You go there and one of theirs comes here. You learn a lot about how they work and vice versa.

  • Conference and hardware budget

    Conference/Hardware Budget

    Staying on top of industry scuttlebutt is très important. We give you a cool $1K to spend on conferences or hardware each year.

  • Paid Time off

    Bike Loan/Bus Pass

    Love to bike but have a crummy bike or none at all? We allow you to borrow enough to get you on two wheels, then reward you for riding. Prefer the bus? We have that covered too.

  • Paid Time off

    Paid Time Off

    Take some time to relax. We offer generous vacation and sick time. Should you be expecting, or expect to be expecting, we offer parental leave.

  • Health/Dental benefits


    We have a great health and dental plan. Keep the body and mind healthy, and your teeth shiny white.

  • Diversity

    Welcoming Environment

    We understand the importance of growing our community to be as inclusive as possible, and support such organizations as Rails Girls Summer of Code and events like RailsBridge.

  • Illustration

    Musical Guests

    Living next to a concert venue has its perks! Sometimes bands stop by and do a little acoustic jam sesh here.

  • Company Sponsored Events

    Company Sponsored Outings

    We encourage culture and chemistry by playing vintage video games, having a taco or two downstairs every Tuesday, or spending a summer day on the Pontoon Porch.

Copyright 2014. Made with love by Bendyworkers in Madison, Wisconsin