The position

We are looking to hire a Senior JavaScript Engineer to develop web and native mobile applications on a dynamic and growing team. We'd like to see 5+ years of application development experience with a focus on back-end data architecture. You should excel at working with multiple modern databases (e.g.: MongoDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL), creating custom APIs, building microservices, and architecting projects for collaboration with others. You will work with a team headquartered in Durham, NC, though we have always been a distributed company with team members and supporting contractors that work elsewhere.


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


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:

  • The MERN stack for web applications
  • React Native

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, scalability and security
  • Best practices

Bonus points for knowledge in:

  • CMS application integration
  • Wrangling webpack
  • Continuous integration
  • High-scale applications
  • Working on and/or leading a mobile team
  • Strengths and weaknesses of true native vs compiled native (e.g. React native)