Development Director

Careers at Savas Labs

The position

We seek to hire a development director passionate about crafting great digital experiences and building great teams. We are looking to grow our team substantially and seek the right leader to help us do so rapidly, sustainably, and with integrity. The right candidate will need broad experience in web and mobile development spaces to support a growing team with diverse experiences and backgrounds. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping others maximize their potential and is eager to lean into technical leadership as a people manager. The role would be a good fit for someone with experience managing teams or a seasoned technical contributor without substantial team management experience who is eager for the next step in their career.

Our current technology landscape consists primarily within the JavaScript (React, React Native, Node.js) and PHP CMS (Drupal, WordPress) ecosystems. While we don’t expect deep expertise in all frameworks, working knowledge and the ability to support others across each will be required. We expect the director to balance organizational and managerial responsibilities while spending at least 50% of their time on client work.



  • Direct engineering staff’s mentoring/coaching/training, performance, career development plans, and performance reviews
  • Lead technical recruiting and candidate evaluations  

Business / Process 

  • Facilitate engineering process improvement, delegate implementation, and ensure comprehensive adoption
  • Consult with operations leadership to optimize staffing and profitability across projects
  • Join new business opportunities and support the involvement of other team members
  • Lead engineering team to develop, document, and maintain engineering best practices


  • 50%+ time on client work
  • Design and implement infrastructure, including DevOps for clients and internal applications
  • Heavily influence architecture for our largest engagements, support tech leads on all projects


About You

You have:

  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Prior experience providing engineering mentorship 
  • A passion for developing the skills and talents of others
  • A keen interest to follow trends in engineering and management and continually cultivating your skills in both

Working at Savas Labs

At Savas Labs, we prioritize a few things. We like people who are enjoyable to work with. We learn from and teach one another, and often the result is that others learn as well, either via blog posts, conference presentations, or social media. We dedicate time each week for self-improvement, socializing, and collaboration. We encourage a flexible work schedule as long as we uphold our commitments to one another and our clients. We value openness and encourage our team members to push and recognize the boundaries of their expertise in a given area. We are honest yet respectful; this is not a cut-throat environment but rather a supportive one. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our work, and we work hard. We value a work/life balance that keeps us productive and happy. We like to have fun and yet take our values seriously. We greatly embrace inclusivity. You’ll like it here.

Employment Benefits

  • Competitive salary range of $125-165K
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance covered at 100% for you and your family
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Generous PTO and holiday schedule
  • Semi-annual team retreats
  • Weekly team social and/or skillshare sessions
  • Conference presentation and attendance opportunities
  • Annual technology, health, and productivity stipend
  • Annual paid community service day
  • 24/7 WeWork access (location dependent)


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