Senior UX Designer / Product Strategist

Careers at Savas Labs

The Position

We are looking to add a Senior UX Designer / Product Strategist to our core team. Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Plan the structure of the digital products, applications, platforms, and websites we build
  • Research and advocating for the user, leveraging UX best practices
  • Articulate concepts through documentation to drive decision making
  • Build wireframes, prototypes, and other vehicles to demonstrate features and content of a given product or site experience. 
  • Explore design directions, establishing design systems, and creating page layouts
  • Present and lead strategic, design, and user-centered functionality discussions in client meetings
  • Collaborate with developers and other design team members to transform prototypes and designs into digital products
  • Aid business development efforts by providing estimates, reviewing or writing proposals, and joining (or leading) presentations or calls with prospective clients or opportunities

The right candidate has a passion for well-crafted interfaces and enjoys collaborating, communicating, and leading effectively with both internal team members and client stakeholders.

You are genuinely curious about many subjects and love to understand people and organizations. You enjoy and have an eye for good design as well as a desire to work efficiently. You are a strong communicator, curious problem-solver, and motivated self-starter. The position requires an understanding of how the web works, and how to design for mobile products and the web. You will collaborate with a team primarily located in Durham, NC, with other team members in the metro areas of Boston, Denver, and San Francisco. 

About you

You are:

  • an advocate for the user
  • curious and always learning new methods, tools, technologies, and processes
  • a great communicator and presenter
  • aware of and able to deliver great work efficiently
  • a collaborator that loves working with other people

You understand the importance of user-centered design and:

  • have the ability to articulate complex ideas through documentation like sketches, site maps, user flows, wireframes, design compositions, and prototypes
  • user research and feedback in the design process
  • seek out quantitative and qualitative data to help guide improvements to interface design
  • are passionate about accessibility and inclusivity

You are a strong communicator and collaborator who:

  • has excellent writing skills
  • has experience working with and managing client expectations
  • values professionalism and making a good impression
  • can lead strategic design discussions and presentations

You’re comfortable:

  • balancing rich, unique, engaging design with usability and functionality
  • aiding business development efforts through design and strategic contributions to proposals or playing a lead strategic role in introductory calls or presentations
  • working with remote team members and clients

Bonus points for:

  • experience working in an agile environment
  • technical development skills.

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 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 so 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
  • Profit share
  • Health dental, and vision insurance covered at 100% for you and your family
  • 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 and health stipend
  • Annual paid community service day

 

Ready to get started?

Send us an application today.