Senior Front-end Developer

Careers at Savas Labs

The Position

We seek a senior front-end developer to join our core team to build beautiful, thoughtful, functional and accessible web and app experiences. You will work with a team primarily located in Durham, NC, though we have a number of team members and supporting contractors that work remotely.

Applicants should be HTML, CSS, and web accessibility experts and be fluent in modern JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks, and front-end build tools. Candidates should have either experience or a strong interest in mentoring other front-end team members as well as a strong desire to lead Savas in the successful application of emerging technologies for our partners. Both will be crucial to success in the role.

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, Laravel, Craft, React, and Jekyll, spanning the languages of PHP, JavaScript, and Ruby. You don’t need to know all these technologies, but you will bring a lot of value to the team if you’re able to build interfaces for a variety of back-end technologies simultaneously.

About you

You have:

  • Great communication skills
  • An interest in collaborating and sharing
  • A desire to help shape and improve processes
  • An interest in leadership, teaching and growing
  • A detail-oriented approach
  • Pride in the quality of your work
  • The ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment

You have experience with:

  • Building functional and appealing interfaces for web and mobile-based applications
  • Popular CMS frameworks like Drupal or Wordpress
  • Translating design comps and wireframes into semantic HTML + CSS code that is consistent across all browsers and platforms

You care about:

  • Layout aesthetics and technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Maintaining graphics standards and branding throughout the product’s interface
  • Writing concise and maintainable code
  • Accessibility and inclusive design
  • Performance and scalability
  • Best practices
  • Your backend developer counterparts

Bonus points for knowledge in:

  • Drupal 8 or the Twig templating system
  • Wrangling webpack
  • React Native
  • Continuous integration


Ready to get started?

Send us an application today.