dojo4 is a purposefully small group of engineers and designers that build applications on the internet for like-minded people.
We believe that technology and design should be a reflection of the human care and intellect that was put into crafting it, so that other humans can use it well.
We also believe that our work:
is inherently meaningful when we enjoy doing it and learning from it and each other
is important as a medium for treating each other and ourselves well
best provides value for our community, our profession partners and ourselves when it is performed in an environment that prioritizes integrity, knowledge and humor
Our mission is to:
create exemplary technology and design products
maintain a sustainable, well-run business that supports a small group of excellent engineers and designers and their families
allow us each to accomplish our personal aspirations
refrain from causing harm by releasing shoddy code, implementing misguided design or letting our relationships go untended
contribute to impactful work that is in service of building a better world
foster trusting, rigorous and joyful human relationships that bring value to our company, our professional partners and our community
The culture we foster at dojo4 is integral to who we are and how we do business. It's important to us that our work is impactful, effective, meaningful and sustainably rewarding. Our workplace aims to be one that promotes physical and mental health, joy, humor and compassion. dojo4 is built to provide the basis for engaging challenges, fostering creative and intellectual development, and to be a real source of support for our clients, ourselves and our families. We believe that sane and supportive workplaces can be the building blocks for stability and innovation in our greater culture.
To that effect, we are continually working to evolve an enlightened company culture in the following ways:
our HR guidelines are open-sourced and aim to promote systems that allow our employees flexibility, real accountability and work/life balance
'benefits' that promote physical and psychological security, such as a good health plan, short-term disability insurance, and weekly meditation and yoga
We will always work with you to build what you need most, robustly and efficiently. Our rate is $150/person-hour for any work we do for you using our legal agreement, and $175/person-hour if your legal department prefers to use your contract. (We do offer reduced rates for being on retainer or some ongoing projects.) Our agreements are exceptionally fair and equitable and allow you to get the best work done, productively, cost-effectively and with transparency.