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Careers at Tandem

We’re always on the lookout for people who align with our values, share our passion for crafting quality solutions, and who want to have fun in the process.

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Working at Tandem

We think you’ll like it here.

At Tandem, you will be a part of a workplace culture that values your identity and life outside of your job. We care deeply about our team and strive to provide benefits that help you prioritize the things you care about.

What’s it like to work at Tandem?

A day in the life of…

Darcy Garrett

Engineering Manager

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Thoughtful, actionable performance feedback

Annual professional development budget

Defined career paths to help you grow

Speaker support when you present at industry conferences


24-hour access to doctors via telemedicine

100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans

100% employer-paid life insurance policy, short-term, and long-term disability


Daily opportunities to teach and to learn

Healthy work-life balance

Work with a highly collaborative and values-driven team


A 40-hour workweek

Remote-first workplace; work from any location within the United States

Gender-neutral parental leave policy: 8 weeks paid leave upon birth or adoption of a child

Eligible for 3% matching retirement plan after 6 months of employment

Three weeks paid time off, increasing up to five weeks over time

Our Career Paths

Our designers, developers, and strategists come from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. To guide our employees in their career growth at Tandem, we’ve created a set of career paths that define the skills and responsibilities of each job level.

Our Values

Tandem focuses first on people: our clients, their customers, and our team. We believe that small teams of skilled strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers can move mountains when aligned by a common vision and mission.


Opening the Door

At Tandem, our people drive everything. Conceptualizing, designing, and building truly meaningful solutions requires that we invest in hiring and supporting amazing people. We are a company where diverse voices, values, and experiences are cherished. Diversity is important in everything we build: our team, our culture, and our work.

We know that we can never take diversity and inclusion for granted. We must continue to cultivate an environment that lives up to our values, and we must never become complacent. To that end, we are committed to the following initiatives, and will always look for ways to add to this list:

  • Apprenticeships to improve access to opportunity
  • Transparent career paths to encourage hiring and promotion equity
  • Published salary bands to promote pay equity
  • Regular pay equity audits for proactive accountability
  • Periodic retrospective on the effectiveness of these initiatives
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Our Open Positions

Tandem is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage those with nontraditional backgrounds to apply. We are aware of imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, the confidence gap, and privilege of implicit endorsement.

We don’t want to miss great candidates. Don’t let doubt deter you from joining our team. Don’t know what level you should apply for? Check out our career paths for common benchmarks to help you determine what level is best for you.


Principal Software Engineer

Chicago, IL or Remote (US +/- 2 timezones of CST)

Senior Software Engineer

Chicago, IL or Remote (US +/- 2 timezones of CST)

What level am I?

Our Apprenticeship Program

Our apprenticeship program is geared towards individuals who have no prior professional experience as a programmer or designer but may have gone through a degree program or bootcamp.

Learn more about our apprentice program

Open Positions

We have apprenticeships in both design and software development. We’ll be opening our apprentice program shortly, so check back soon!

Don’t see anything that fits your career goals?

Not seeing anything that matches your background? Or maybe you’re a freelancer who’d like to get on our radar? Reach out and we’ll let you know if we have a need.

Get in Touch