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Who we are?

Here at Focused Labs, we are a small, select, software development team that wants to improve the world of software engineering through excellence. We take a unique approach to deliver products to market quickly while meeting the business and customer needs of our clients.

Our values:

  • Listen first - we are experts when it comes to software, but life long learners in the domain of our customers. We listen, collaborate, and iterate closely with our clients.
  • Learn why - we are deeply invested in the outcomes of our clients and apply our expertise to make wise technology decisions with them.
  • Love your craft - we love programming and the craft of software engineering.

What would you be doing?

As a Delivery Lead, you have an opportunity to leverage your consultative sales background, tactical delivery expertise and strategic vision — our clients and your colleagues will look to you as a trusted advisor, for collaboration, leadership on engagements, and where they should go next. 

  • Collaborate closely with customers to solve their immediate tactical problems and guide them through challenges 
  • Manage multiple customers/accounts, without spreading yourself too thin, but staying engaged enough to provide strategic value. (Max of 4 projects) 
  • Advise clients on immediate work at hand along with identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities within an account
  • Identify product vision and the mission of the engagement, by defining outcomes, and a value plan
  • Run client workshops including project scopings, project kick-offs and discovery workshops
  • Work with the balanced (Design, PM, Dev), autonomous team, to show value to the customer 
  • Assess the health of the engagement based on feedback from the customer and your internal team and take action as needed.
  • Collaboration with customer:
    • Discuss contract burn - time, scope, cost
    • Risks & mitigations 
    • Product vision and engagement value
    • Team health and success metrics 
  • Collaboration with the product development team:
    • Remove blockers
    • Provide downstream information coming from the customer and capture upstream risks, from the team 
    • Communicate any team changes to time, cost, scope and staffing
  • Collaboration with sales:
    • Identify and deliver strategic opportunities within an account 
    • Understand and contribute to the strategic goals of the company

Why are we excited about you?

  • You can lead business-outcome driven discussions while de-emphasizing output and mitigating risk.
  • You possess the ability to work with clients in such a way as to earn their trust and gain their confidence.
  • You understand how to build connections with a range of audiences, no matter the circumstance. 
  •  You are diplomatic, thoughtful, and steady under pressure when working through unexpected roadblocks with clients or with teams. 
  • You prefer collaboration and at your best when working as part of a diverse team.  You know when to pull in other team members.
  • You understand and have practiced your context switching skills. You can gracefully move from one topic to another, and know when to realign your focus. 
  • You have demonstrated experience working in either a product management role, product design role, or engineering leadership role. You have led cross-disciplinary software teams using one or more agile methodologies.
  • You understand the value of a healthy product development team, and know how to support team balanced teams to build great products. 

If you had worked at Focused Labs over the last 3 months you may have

  • Launched a new Membership sign up flow on an existing client website
  • Paired with engineers to define scope and priorities
  • Suggested and scoped new sets of work with an existing client
  • Tested a mobile app for release to the Play and Apple stores
  • Worked with a client to scope and begin building a quick turnaround high priority project
  • Helped our company create a new internal wiki
  • Helped our company define a Parental Leave Policy
  • Played Codenames with the team over happy hour
  • Written this job req

What to know before you apply:

  • Focused Labs is open to remote employees and all of our teams, regardless of location, work around the core hours of 8:30 - 5:30 CST

We believe employees should be paid fairly and equitably. Salary ranges may vary depending on your location and previous experience. The Denver salary range for this role is: $120,000 - $180,000.

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An Insider's view of Focused Labs

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I think there's actually a deeper question. What is the balance between work, life, and time to be creative? When you spend all your time hacking away at a backlog you're not learning. At Focused, we want you to have creative time, and time with your family/friends. That's why we offer Idea Hours and have a strong culture of 8 hour days, no more!



What does your typical day look like?

Focused is an environment where coding is a social exercise and learning is a continuous process. We work together by pairing and speaking openly. We find programming to be a creative process, one that is most effective when fingers are on a keyboard, not a meeting room. By writing code all day, every day, we learn and deliver together.


Programmer Extraordinaire

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of my team is always willing to learn, and in order to do that, they need to be willing to admit when they don't know something. My team is a safe place to grow as a software developer and as a professional.


Software Developer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have a program called Idea Hours. Idea Hours are accumulated like vacation and can be used to attend conferences, build an app, try a new language, or anything else. If you have an idea and a need for a team, use those idea hours to get a few folks working together.



What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have done weekly lunch and learns, magic shows, book clubs, and culture talks. We are always pushing ourselves toward approaching tech problems from an interesting and fun perspective. Challenging ourselves to build tested, clean software with character.


Software Developer

What are Focused Labs Perks + Benefits

Focused Labs Benefits Overview

At Focused Labs, we take great care of our customers but also of our employees. As a small and growing business, we are happy to provide our team health and welfare benefits as well as office perks and the opportunity to grow. As Focused Labs continues to expand, we are happy to add more and more benefits for our employees.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO for our employees. We also offer two PPOs and an HSA and cover the equivalent of the HMO if you select those plans.
Life Insurance
We offer a complimentary $30,000 life insurance policy for every employee.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We use and love Guideline (https://www.guideline.com) for our 401k. They make it easy for both experienced investors and people new to saving to build a great retirement
401(K) Matching
At Focused Labs we match 100% of your contributions for the first 3% of your salary contributions and 50% of your contributions for the next 2%. There's no vesting, we just want you to save!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We love pairing at Focused but also know that different people have different schedules. We will always work with you to make sure you can come and go as you need and be there for your team.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor family-oriented events a few times a year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At Focused everyone gets 21 days of vacation, 5 days of sick and 3 floating holidays!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Focused Labs hosts company outings quarterly.
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. On Mondays, we discuss company policy and culture. Wednesdays we have brown bag tech talks, and Fridays are book club!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at the team's discretion. Normally every couple weeks
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
If you need to relocate to work with us we are happy to cover reasonable costs incurred in your move!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We have a $1000 home office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Focused Labs offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Focused Labs hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Focused Labs allows employees to set aside 5% of working hours for learning.
Paid industry certifications

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