Def Method

Ny, remote
26 - 50 employees
11 - 25 engineers
Private funding

Def Method is an NYC-based software consultancy focused on agile development and transparent project management.

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Why join us?

  • Remote-first company; employees in 7 states and counting.

  • Fortune 500 clients along with dozens of startups, government agencies, and non-profit work.

  • Work/life balance: work a 40 hour week. Nobody works overtime.

  • Work with a great team - everyone here is a lifetime learner with unique background and interests.

Engineering at Def Method

Engineering team and processes

We are generalist software engineers committed to building the best software company we can by delivering excellent results for our customers. We apply user-centered design and agile software development principles to help our customers create valuable products, and are always refining our craft.

Because we are generalists and love picking up new technologies and building on our approaches to software development, we are heavily incentivized to develop professionally. Every engineer is given dedicated professional development time and a budget each year to use on conferences, courses, open source contributions, and anything else that will hep us build our skills.

Technical Challenges
  • Working effectively with legacy code
  • Breaking down monoliths into services
  • Greenfield development
  • Building applications that support critically important data from city agencies to multinational corporations
  • Building bandwidth and stability for applications with millions of users
Projects you might work on
  • Center for New York City Neighborhoods,

    Using a combination of user-interaction design, user-journey flows, and static and interactive content, and languages like Ruby, JavaScript, Rails, React, and integrations with Salesforce and Heroku Connect, we built a rate calculator engine and user portal to overcome the complexity inherent in flood insurance calculation. We codified the information from the FEMA rate tables and insurance documents by discovering patterns in the data, resulting in accurate flood insurance rates.

  • Elias Sports Buruea's Game Plan app.

    Def Method engineers worked with the Elias team develop a first ever fan facing application - Elias Game Plan. The development effort focused on pulling real time information from key data sources combined with relevant statistics from the internal Elias system, and then transforming the integrated data into insights to be surfaced in digestible formats to users.

    More info here:

Tech stack
Mobile app development languages
Ruby on Rails
JVM languages

Working at Def Method

Def Method has a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Our engineers are constantly challenged by new projects and new technologies. They have to be ready for anything. We are always striving to provide a higher level of service to our clients.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Def Method, we are ensuring that all of our current policies and practices help foster a diverse and equitable workforce. We work with platforms such as Jopwell, so help us find diverse talent. Additionally, in 2021 we brought on a DEI consultant, creating a DEI council to take a more intentional approach to DEI at Def Method.

Def Method fosters an inclusive and welcoming company culture via brief weekly company meetings, where we share current projects as well as individual passions. We also host quarterly Team Days that include bonding activities and relevant DEI events that provide opportunities for meaningful conversations.

Def Method offers employees the opportunity to create identity-specific resource groups for any employees that seek it. We also offer a generous Personal Development Budget and billable time for the employee to seek outside resources.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Work from Home

    Home office budget provided

  • 401(k) Contribution

    Safe harbor match up to 3% of compensation. No vesting requirements; the money is yours from the moment we match it.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Health Insurance

    Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Other

    Generous professional development budget

  • Generous Vacation

    11 paid holidays

  • Flexible Hours
  • Workshops/Conferences

    Every employee has time and budget each year to develop themselves professionally. This includes comprehensive reimbursement for travel to workshops and conferences and lodging while you're there.

  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Team Activities

    We hold Team Days every quarter where everyone is encouraged to come together, learn something new, and do something fun together.

  • Visa Support
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Philanthropic Contributions
Our Team by the Numbers

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