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Software Developer: Intermediate


New applicants may apply by October 15th, 2015. If you weren’t selected you can reapply. We will respond to submitted applications by October 21th.

Bendyworks is a fertile place for a developer. We strive to work sustainably, so health and happiness of Bendyworkers are primary considerations. 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. If you could see yourself growing to fit this description, let us know!

Who You Are

First, the basics: you want to live in wonderful Madison, WI. We hire full-time developers to work on-site in our downtown Madison office.

Next, you highly value the “soft” skills. You are professional, communicate well, and have empathy, compassion, and understanding for others. These are qualities that make a good developer great.

Finally, you’re excited to share technological knowledge with us. We value teaching each other, and we want to add people who will learn with us. You bring the experience and enthusiasm that makes Bendyworks a vibrant place to think and work.

What You’ll Do

As a developer at Bendyworks your job is to create happy customers. We do this in three main ways:

  1. Work with customers to figure out what they want and let them know what to expect.
  2. Deliver the working products that meet these expectations.
  3. Keep Bendyworks running smoothly.

There’s more to say on each of these points.

Working with customers


You’ll know the vision and scope of the customer’s project as well as gritty day-to-day details. You’ll work with them on the daily tasks of agile software development–breaking down projects into stories that are well-specified and helping them choose the best course of action.

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.


organization, strong verbal and written communication skills, translating technical ideas for non-technical audiences

Working with software


We work in pairs to write code. You’ll work alongside your pair on creating, maintaining, or upgrading a client’s codebase, according to the client’s needs. You’ll keep up with changes, improvements, and vulnerabilities in your chosen technologies so you can provide the best services available. You’ll work to improve performance, usability, and code clarity where it’s important to your client.

Making clients their dream applications means solving challenging technical problems every day. We draw on our developers’ expertise at all levels of the development stack, from client-side JS to servers to databases and beyond.


git, web development languages and frameworks, testing frameworks, creating documentation, TDD

  • 2 years experience with modern web development languages and frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Django on Python, Clojure)
  • Capability in writing and maintaining test suites
  • Experience with JavaScript front-end development
  • Familiarity with databases (relational or otherwise)
  • Proficiency with a modern version control system



Bendyworks is a small company. We work together to keep Bendyworks running, so you’ll have some responsibilities outside of the traditional “developer” role. You’ll participate in retrospectives and committees, discussing how to make Bendyworks thrive. Expect to be involved in the team, whether it’s through hiring, mentorships, training, blogging, sales, volunteerism, or a role we haven’t invented yet.


flexibility, proactivitiy, team collaboration, quick learning


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


    A strong culture of learning, 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.

  • 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.

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