We’ve been doing this a long time. Many of us began to program as kids and loved it. Pulling late nights, we tinkered, built, re-built, and learned. We loved the challenge and the feeling of seeing something new come to life. To us, it was the best kind of fun. That excitement has never left us, and today we bring that passion and hard earned skill to each project.
We take pride not just in what we do, but how we do it. Along with development, we’re experts at working closely with our clients, anticipating their needs, and always communicating so that they are never left in the dark. To us, it’s about approaching everything we do with pride, dedication, and a desire to learn.
Following the tradition of exemplary builders and creators that came before us, we believe in living by the craftsmen ethos of doing something well for its own sake. There’s no room for ego at First Factory, only calm productivity, cultivated patience, and a desire to do the best work of your life.
And we love it! Each of our developers knows many languages, many of them learned on the job at First Factory. Right from the get-go, our developers are learning new languages and working directly with clients.
Contributing to a client’s business is an honor we earn, and each client deserves our full respect.
We don’t believe in cutting corners for short-term gain at long-term expense – we invest in the right techniques, hardware, software, and people.
Beyond being developers, we’re problem solvers. Everyday we look for ways to help our clients, whether thats through debugging their code, communicating around their schedule, or advising one of their developers.
As a team we’re dedicated to helping each other develop into the best developers and professionals we can be. Always look for opportunities to help each other.
If you see something that can be improved at First Factory, let others know. We don’t believe in the status-quo, but respect continual improvement and innovation.
We’re not uptight about our work or our work environment. Shared lunches, open work stations, video game breaks, and weekly fútbol matches are just a few of the ways we unwind.
If you want to take a few days to work from home, or need to step out in the middle of the day to run an errand, that’s fine with us. We know there are important things in your life that don’t revolve around the office. As long as you do great work, serve the client, and don’t let your team mates down, we’re flexible as to when and where you do your work.
Enjoy the view from our Costa Rica office, located right next to Plaza Real Cariari, a short walk to many great cafes, restaurants and shopping, as well a major bus stops.
Enjoy a snack, soda, or beer at discounted prices. There is also a complimentary weekly team lunch or breakfast.
Morning bird? Night owl? Come in early to work from our fantastic office, or log on later from home – we don’t mind as long as you do the awesome work we expect of all team members.
We don’t have grunts at First Factory. Every successful applicant is personally vetted by the entire team before joining. Once on board, new developers are given extreme responsibility from day one.
And mentors to your right. We’ve built a culture of learning and collaboration, so that you’re always learning, growing, and improving yourself.
We want you to spend quality time with friends and family, so between Christmas and New Years we close the office. Feliz Navidad! :)
As a successful company with a 10-year history, we look to the future. We offer regular pay raises for employees dedicated to growing with the company.
We hate not knowing where we stand with our team members. Thankfully, you’ll never have to wonder. With our open door policy and regular performance reviews you’ll always know exactly what’s working and what isn’t.
Who doesn’t love a great game? Whether you enjoy a round of Playstation or competing in our weekly fútbol matches, there are plenty of opportunities to destress and get to know your team members.
We’re second to none when it comes to protecting our team’s health. First Factory is proud to offer free private medical and dental insurance for our team members. Family members can also benefit with our discounted group rates.
We don’t want our team members to ever worry about parking. Your parking is on us, always.
Every team member is paid in US dollars. Should the USD ever drop below 500 colones, First Factory covers the difference.
We’re all developers here. Wear whatever clothing you’re comfortable in.
Learning is half the job. From the stimulating and dynamic assignments, to complimentary memberships on online learning platforms, you’ll never be bored.
We don’t skimp on technology. We provide top-of-the-line equipment to get the job done right: dual monitors, take-home computers, and more!
First Factory offers an extra week of paid vacation starting in year three of working with us.
Think you’re a great fit for the First Factory team? Love code, professional growth, building software, and working with amazing developers? Want to do the best work of your career? If so, reach out and let us know!