At First Factory we hire talented self-starters who thrill at the prospect of solving hard problems, enjoy constant learning, and are the type of kind, thoughtful people we love to work with.
I don’t believe in mediocrity or “putting in the time,” and neither does my team. We always bring our A-game and embrace the craftsmen ethos of giving the same attention both to the smallest detail as well as the largest. Each member of our team of top players does their part in helping other team members grow, while providing unparalleled service and attention to our carefully chosen clients.
I’m sharing this with you because great work doesn’t happen by accident. It takes persistence, planning, and a company that encourages the best in everyone while supporting the team both in and outside the workplace.
I believe that what happens outside the office is just as important as what happens inside, which is why at First Factory I encourage the use of flex-time, work-from-home, and other family-friendly policies. From experience I know this helps recharge everyone’s batteries, become better developers, and be all around kick-ass human beings. And it shows! First Factory is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable development agencies to work with in Costa Rica.
So read more below; get a feel for who we are and what we do. And as always, feel free to reach out.
Jason T. Roff
CEO & Founder
Million lines of code in Git written by our developers.
Unique languages, libraries, tools, and platforms utilized in 2015.
Bars on our windows.
Yearly weekend trips to the beach for Christmas.
As a manager, leader, developer, and author, Jason brings a host of skills to his client’s projects. Applying his deep knowledge of development, and two decades of management skills, Jason works with his clients to deeply understand the needs and constraints for every project. He is a true believer in keeping lines of communication clear and open, and has molded First Factory to reflect this philosophy.
Jason loves to see the impact First Factory can make on his client’s businesses. This passion has led him to grow First Factory into a team of over 20, working with a diverse range of industries and products.
Before founding First Factory, Jason worked as a developer and development manager. His experience leading remote teams from Eastern Europe taught him how powerful a well-managed offshore team could be, a lesson he took to heart when making the leap to entrepreneurship. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science with Applied Mathematics as well as a M.S in Computer Information Systems. An accomplished author, Jason has written six industry-leading books, including his most recent, “UML: A Beginners Guide.” He is a proud New Yorker, and has called the greater NYC region home, his whole life.
Want to talk with Jason? No problem, he’d love to chat.
It has to be all about the client – what do they need to achieve, what limitations are they operating in, and how can we best serve them with the right solution?
The Big Apple, Gotham, The City that Never Sleeps, or as some of us at First Factory call it, “First Factory HQ.” It’s a thrilling city, full of non-stop action and interesting characters. Many of First Factory’s clients are located in the greater NYC area, with others spread through the Tri-State region.
Known locally as La Ciudad de las Flores (The City of Flowers), Heredia has moved a long way from its coffee-exporting roots. Nowadays downtown is abuzz with young people attending Universidad Nacional, bohemian cafe goers, and time-crunched high-tech workers. It’s a pleasant place to live and work, and many First Factory team members enjoy calling it home.