Careers at Savas Labs

Digital Project Manager

The Position

We seek a digital project manager to steward our projects to success. The right candidate collaborates, communicates, and leads effectively with stakeholders, including our team, extended partners, and clients. The position will require some technical knowledge of the web and user-centered design with an eagerness to learn more as you play a crucial role on software development projects. You will coordinate client and internal communication, schedules, and expectations across multiple projects. Our project managers own the success of each project, which includes managing budget, tracking project progress, and proactively mitigating risks. Expect to be deeply immersed in projects, not merely reporting on them. You will regularly assign tasks, test user experience/functionality, and investigate issues across multiple projects in a given day. You love to streamline processes and make things more efficient. You enjoy planning, organization, and are easily excited by spreadsheets and calendars or see them as key tools in your tool belt. You are a strong communicator, curious problem-solver, and motivated self-starter who seeks to understand the details rather than reciting or routing communication of various stakeholders. You will work closely with company leadership and a team primarily located in Durham, NC, though we have several team members and supporting contractors that work remotely. We are looking to fill the role in Durham, NC, but will consider remote candidates.

About You

  • Detail and action-oriented
  • A proactive and positive communicator
  • Known for asking great questions
  • Always seeking efficient ways to work
  • A collaborator that loves working with other people - a team player
  • A multi-tasker with experience managing multiple assignments and prioritizing tasks

You understand the importance of strong communication and

  • Consider the timing and content of your communication
  • Have strong writing skills with the ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Have experience working with or managing clients
  • Value the importance of professionalism and making a good impression

You’re comfortable

  • Balancing the needs of the business, our team, and the client on a project
  • Working with remote team members and clients
  • Leading client discussions on topics for which you are not an expert
  • Organizing and scheduling projects and tasks
  • With project management software or ticketing systems and issue/job flow

Bonus points for

  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Technical development skills
  • Product management 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
  • Health, Dental, and vision insurance covered at 100% for you and your family
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 401(k) (matching contribution for full-time employees)
  • Profit-sharing plan
  • Generous PTO and Holiday Schedule
  • Semi-annual team retreats
  • Weekly team lunches (for on-site Durham, NC employees)
  • Bi-weekly skill-share sessions
  • Conference presentation and attendance opportunities
  • 24/7 access to the American Underground (for on-site Durham, NC employees)
  • Annual technology stipend
  • One annual paid community service day

Our projects

As a full-service digital agency, we partner with clients to fulfill their strategy, design, user experience, and development needs. We work with high-profile corporate and nonprofit clients who operate in many different industries. In the past year, we’ve worked with small, local nonprofits to elite international universities with technology platforms that include Drupal, Jekyll, WordPress, and React, spanning the languages of Ruby, Javascript, and PHP. You don’t need to know too much about these technologies, but you will bring a lot of value to the team if you’re eager to learn more about how we use them to create digital products for our clients.

Ready to get started?

Send us an application today.