Work at Headway

Senior Full Stack Developer


As a Senior Developer at Headway you're client and user focused while executing on the details of each project and keeping it on course. This will require fostering individual learning and growth of less senior folks on your team as well as narrowing in on project specific details and client needs. You'll help your team reach and execute on a shared vision to ensure each release lands successfully on time and budget.

When communicating with clients during sprint planning, retros, and release demos, you'll help monitor features and architecture as their requirements change and direct emergent requirement discussions back to the core focus of a minimum viable product (MVP). In doing so, you'll help manage a client's expectations and project scope to the budget they have allowed while still ensuring we're building the most valuable features first.

Help us make a difference, make waves, and make headway!


As a Senior Developer at Headway you'll focus on the following:

  1. Create architecture diagrams, flowcharts, and entity relationship diagrams to increase the team's understanding of the scope and support the overall development process.
  2. Help enforce development process and consistency of each of your project's crewmates through:
    1. Development critiques and QA
      • Perform pull request (PR) review including:
      • Ensure CI passes for each PR
      • Pull down the code and test it manually when appropriate
      • Suggest refactorings that will help curb tech debt and grow knowledge across the team
      • Ensure Headway development process is followed by all (FBA) on each git commit and PR
    2. Conduct pairing sessions to help developers learn and grow while also evaluating their craft, including: efficiency, adherence to process, and overall professionalism.
    3. QA of both internal code quality, interfaces, architecture, tests, and external end-user UI/UX
    4. Create release notes for each release, internal or external, and thoroughly test the current version of the code, documenting known issues with annotated screenshots.
  3. Interface with clients during sprint planning sessions and retros to ensure projects are on track and on budget
    • Drive all meetings and development activities from the outside-in with user story mapping and MoSCoW prioritization
    • Take notes collaboratively alongside the rest of the team
  4. Execute on development process consistent with a client and user focus
    • Practice "craft within context". e.g. Don't architect and build a Maserati if the client bought a Toyota, or if the Toyota would be a better fit regardless of budget/timeline.

What You'll Know

  • 5+ years of professional development experience
  • The ability to present your work and stand firm for the right reasons
  • Work with teams of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate and take initiative to solve challenges, meet goals, and set new directions based on data
  • Passionate to create useful and valuable solutions
  • Able to think big while being detail oriented and delivery focused
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Excellent communicator (verbally and written), capable of inspiring colleagues and clients
  • Outgoing, personable, sociable
  • Open to criticism from your team, always eager to learn and to share knowledge
  • Able to deal with pressure and work well in a fast paced environment
  • +Experience working with businesses at various phases of creation and growth


Work, Play, and everything in between.

Healthcare & Dental

We cover 100% and offer
PPO or HSA matching plans, and cover 100% of your dental insurance.


We match 100% of the first 3%, and 50% of the next 2%. If you contribute 5%, we contribute 4%.

Continuous Learning

35 hrs/week for client work and
5 hrs/week for investment time.


15 days of paid time off every year
(vacation + sick-time).


Work where you work best.
We're remote-first.

Holiday Refresh

Headway HQ is closed between
Christmas and New Year's.

Horizontally Structured

We all grow together. Have a clear path
for professional development.

Bi-Annual Retreats

Hiking, Snowboarding, Surfing, Hacking, Team Building, Relaxing.

Onboarding Package

A $5,000 hardware package; MacBook Pro, Sitting/Standing Desk, and more!

Maternity & Paternity Leave

2 Weeks PTO for Fathers, 4 Weeks PTO for Mothers, unlimited UTO thereafter.

Monthly Lunch & Learn Fridays

Team Members present on topics they've learned about recently.

Swag & Gatherings

Get all the free gear you need! We also host gatherings, meetups & workshops.


Make a Difference, Make Waves & Make Headway

If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to apply! The position is full-time, includes 100% health & dental coverage, and comes with a $5,000 on-boarding hardware package, $2,500 yearly conference budget and many other perks! This position is open to all developers legally allowed to work in the US. We’re a remote-first company, with about a third of our staff distributed across the US.

If you don’t feel that you meet or exceed the requirements above, we encourage you to apply for our Developer position!

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