We work holistically with our client partners as a true extension of their product team, not just as the technical execution arm of their business. If we see something broken, whether that’s a workflow, a marketing or messaging strategy, or a needless feature, we speak up, and our clients trust us to help them fix it.
Because we’re more than just designers and developers, we achieve results that bring successful long-term partnerships and trusted referrals.
We help entrepreneurs build a business ―not just an app.
This approach, coupled with realistic and incremental software releases, results in a friendly, fun, and collaborative atmosphere where our colleagues and clients both have room to learn and grow.
See how our clients talk about our approach and check out some of the recognition we’ve received so far. Discover how we show our clients appreciation with unique holiday gifts each year. Or, if you’re a podcast fan, check out Seaworthy, where we explore ways to help companies grow and scale their business and ideas. We’re excited about what we’ve achieved in the last few years, but we’re just getting started. We need your help to take us to the next level!
During a typical work week, our crew members enjoy a balanced assignment of 35 hours on client projects with the ability to invest the other 5 hours on a combination of individual goals and team meetings. Each quarter, we take a full week away from client work to focus on team goals and internal project initiatives. These weeks alternate between a retreat style destination that encourages team bonding and goal setting, and a more focused week-long design and development sprint at our primary office in Wisconsin. Check out some of our team week recaps and years in review to get a feel for how much fun it is to work at Headway!
During your first 2-4 weeks at Headway, you’ll receive extensive on the job training including a customized trail of technical assessments and assignments. This training covers fundamentals of our core technologies, the way we delegate tasks within a design team, our process and workflow, testing strategies, tips for successful client interactions, and much more.
You’ll have dedicated pairing time scheduled with various colleagues to cover different skills, and we’ll even participate in several mock client meetings so your first standup or sprint planning meeting doesn’t carry with it the weight of your first client interaction. After this training period, you’ll be successfully contributing to new feature work on a client project in the context of a team. You’ll also be participating in daily standups, sprint planning meetings, and retrospectives.
Your needs and questions will always come first in this meeting, but other topics discussed include:
Project status / team issues / weekly retro
Individual quarterly goal progress
Individual responses to our weekly team health questionnaire
In addition to weekly touch point meetings, more formal quarterly reviews are scheduled to discuss successes and areas for growth identified over the last 3 months. We have annual performance assessments and salary reviews, though we reserve the right to provide a merit based pay raise at any time. Most crew members achieve between a 2% and 5% raise each year within their same role, but bigger jumps are possible when roles or responsibilities increase. We’re here to grow with you sustainably over the long term.
Work on exciting projects in the latest tech across a variety of industries including: Healthcare, FinTech, Education, Personal Growth & Training, Lifestyle & Social
Collaborate with colleagues and clients directly to ship features that users love
Work with appreciative clients who seek out and value your input and feedback
Strong leadership and top-notch colleagues to help you realize your full potential
Career growth and leadership opportunities
Every week we meet as a team to share personal and professional wins while we break bread.
A $5,000+ hardware package; MacBook Pro, peripherals, and more!
35 hrs/week for client work and 5 hrs/week for investment time. We also host workshops and meetups.
We all grow together. Have a clear path for professional development.
Work where you work best. We're remote-first. Need to take a break during the day? No problem.
We cover 100% and offer PPO or HSA matching plans, and cover 100% of your dental insurance. We also offer vision coverage for a split cost.
2 Weeks PTO, unlimited UTO thereafter.
Headway HQ has a paid rest period between Christmas and the New Year.
Growing together and having fun. Hiking, snowboarding, hacking, team building, relaxing.
4 weeks of paid time off every year (vacation, sick-time, and holiday refresh).
Get all the free gear you need! We also host gatherings, meetups & workshops.
We match 100% of the first 3%, and 50% of the next 2%. If you contribute 5%, we contribute 4%.
If after we review your application and we choose to move forward, the following interviews will typically take place over the course of 3-5 days (depending on scheduling):
Work history and aspirations chat with our People and Team Strategist
Skills and performance discussion with a Development Lead or the Head of Development
Take-home skills assessment
Discussion with a member of the design or development team
you are client and user focused while executing on the details of each project and keeping it on course. This requires fostering individual learning and growth of less senior folks on the team as well as narrowing in on project specific details and client needs. You 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 help monitor features and architecture as project requirements change, and direct emergent requirement discussions back to the core focus of a minimum viable product (MVP). In doing so, you 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.