ThoughtWorks has been building game-changing software for our clients since 1993. We specialize in creating technology that helps differentiate companies, or that helps make a positive change in the world. We also have a product division, ThoughtWorks Studios, who make innovative tools for software teams.
It’s not that straightforward though. If you ask anyone who works here what we do, they’ll give you a different answer. ThoughtWorks is very much what you make of it, and your experience will be shaped by the projects you’re on and the people you work with. We’re also a bunch of entrepreneurs...
...and so we’re just as likely to tell you about the company we want ThoughtWorks to be, as what we are today.
Since we started, in a basement in Chicago, we have made many mistakes, and have learnt a lot about how to build software, but more importantly, how to work effectively. We’re fanatical about helping our industry to get better and we do this by writing books, blogging, and talking at conferences. But the biggest way that we help is the work that we do with our clients.
We call this “Revolutionizing IT”, but recently we have extended our focus to an even bigger, and much more important goal: social justice. Throughout this site you’ll see us talking about our three pillars, the building blocks we have created to help us be the business that we want to be. They are:
We are a company of individuals, all hired for our talent and passion – a combination which makes for fantastic (and endless) debate and really diverse, exciting teams. The profiles on this site let our people tell you what they really think. We hope you enjoy them and they help you decide if ThoughtWorks could be the right place for you.