We Grow by Networking

Do you know someone who is looking for a job? Are you interested in making a career change?

First Factory is known by our employees as a great place to work, and there are many reasons why we are becoming the most developer-friendly workplace in Costa Rica.

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A solid team, built from trust

We highly value our developers and support our team with the best tools, great benefits and a balanced community of passionate and generous colleagues to work with. At First Factory, developers are not coding monkeys. We work with clients that respect our developers as the skilled problem solvers they are. We advise our clients on best practices, introducing coding standards and implementing updated technologies. This allows us to contribute, not just to a client's codebase, but to the success of their product and company. It also means that our team gets to work with the latest technologies and frameworks. As a result, developers at First Factory gain more experience in a year than developers at other companies in twice the time.

We don’t believe that great work happens by accident. It takes persistence, planning and a company culture that encourages the best in everyone while supporting the team both in and outside the workplace.

What happens outside the office is just as important as what happens inside, which is why First Factory encourages the use of flex-time, work-from-home and other family-friendly policies. We regularly get together outside of the office for fun activities, including bowling, rock climbing and the annual beach weekend in November.

Come see what makes First Factory unique among software development companies, or refer a friend and earn $2,000 USD. Here’s how it works:

For all non-employees of First Factory whose referral candidate is hired into a full-time position, the referrer will receive a referral payout of $2,000 (or another designated amount for specially advertised positions) after the candidate is hired by First Factory and successfully completes a three-month probationary period.


  • To be an eligible candidate, the individual cannot be a current employee of First Factory
  • To be an eligible candidate, the individual must be hired into a full time position which has been posted on a First Factory website or social media page, a third party job board (i.e. LinkedIn or Acciontrabajo Costa Rica), or advertised in a local publication
  • Referral incentives are based solely on new applicants; incentives will not be paid to applicants already in our applicant-tracking database
  • Only one referral per hire will be paid out to the first person who refers the candidate via the submission criteria*

To receive the referral incentive, the referrer must submit an email to with “Referral First Factory” in the email subject, and include the name, phone number and email of the candidate being referred, as well as the job for which they are being referred.

We hold ourselves to high standards so that we exceed our client expectations and preserve a truly unique and remarkable culture. We will only grow stronger with more passionate, like-minded employees. Thank you for learning more about First Factory, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

*Time and date stamp on email submission will determine first referrer