Careers at Savas Labs

UX Designer

The Position

We are looking to add a UX designer to our core team. Responsibilities include:

  • Planning the structure of the websites and apps we build
  • Researching and advocating for the user, leveraging UX best practices
  • Articulating concepts through documentation to drive decision making
  • Building wireframes and prototypes
  • Exploring design directions, establishing design systems, and creating page layouts
  • Leading presentations and facilitating discussion and feedback
  • Collaborating with developers to transform prototypes and designs into digital products

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 content management systems and/or digital products. You will work under the mentorship of the design team and will collaborate with a team primarily located in Durham, NC, where we are looking to fill this 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 are:

  • an advocate for the user
  • curious and always learning new methods, tools, technologies, and processes
  • a great communicator and presenter
  • constantly seeking efficient ways to work
  • a collaborator that loves working with other people
  • a team player

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 or design discussions and presentations

You’re comfortable:

  • balancing rich, unique, engaging design with usability and functionality
  • aiding business development efforts through proposal or pitch deck design or playing a role in related introductory calls or presentations
  • working with remote team members and clients

Bonus points for:

  • experience working in an agile environment
  • designing for mobile applications
  • technical development skills.

Ready to get started?

Send us an application today.