Front-end Developer

Application Developer

The position

We are actively looking to add a front-end developer to 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. We are looking to fill the role in Durham, NC but will consider the right remote candidate.

Junior applicants should have strong skills in CSS and semantic HTML. They should also be familiar with modern front-end tools and JS frameworks. Intermediate and senior applicants should be HTML, CSS, and web accessibility experts and be comfortable with modern JS, JS frameworks, and front-end build tools. We encourage applicants to apply even in the case they feel their experiences may be a stretch if they’re ambitious and hard-working. We have are a very supportive environment for those eager to learn and grow; many of today’s successful Savasians have joined in junior roles.

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. We value a work/life balance that keeps us productive and happy. We like to have fun and we take our values seriously. We greatly embrace diversity, value hard work, and use emoji fairly often :+1:. You’ll like it here.

Employment benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance covered at 100% for you and your family
  • Dental and vision insurance covered at 50% 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, 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
  • An interest in learning, 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
  • Javascript frameworks (e.g. React)
  • Continuous integration

Ready to get started? Send us an application today.