Don’t Panic Labs brings every innovator’s vision to life.
A disciplined engineering approach is essential when creating software products that withstand change. Our team of software engineers, architects, designers, and project integrators has been partnering with organizations of all sizes since 2010 to create new software products and transform development teams.
Don’t Panic Labs is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Lincoln! This award is sponsored by Woods & Aitken, The Lincoln Journal Star, and the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association.
“Our values are not an aspirational version of ourselves but instead who we are when we are at our best. These are the things we celebrate, and the true measure of individual and organizational success.” – Doug Durham, Don’t Panic Labs CEO
EMPATHIZE, THEN OWN IT
Everything we do starts by walking in the shoes of others. By starting with their perspectives and feelings, we gain the context to join them on the journey and commit to the outcome as much as — if not more than — them.
It is our nature to be thoughtful, insightful, and creative when approaching challenges. Our effort seeks not just to make something work but provide innovative solutions that embrace future change.
DELIVER WITH PRIDE
When we are at our best, we are proud to deliver on the shared outcomes that we have envisioned with our partners.
BE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK
Don’t Panic Labs was built, and exists, in order to overcome the challenges we see in our industry and our community. To realize our potential, we need everyone to be engaged in continually creating the change that makes our company, our products, and our community a better place.
Our work is an important part of our lives, but it’s far from the only part.
That is why we make sure to include generous extras that help to make life a bit more manageable…and fun!
AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE
Physical and mental wellness is important to us. We make sure that our team has affordable access to providers in our area while keeping out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible.
In addition to your low cost of monthly health insurance premiums, we provide company-matched contributions to your health savings accounts.
STUDENT LOAN / 529 SAVINGS CONTRIBUTIONS
If you have student loans or are saving for your child’s college, we make monthly contributions to your loans or your 529 savings accounts.
Planning for your future is crucial. We make it easy to sign up, contribute, and grow your retirement. Plus, we’ll contribute to your plan regardless of whether you kick in anything.
Our hybrid environment means you can work from our office (while enjoying free food and drink) or from home (or wherever you’re most comfortable).
MAC OR PC: IT’S YOUR CHOICE
We believe there is no “one size fits all” in productivity, so you choose which platform enables you to do your best work. Whether Dell or Apple, we purchase the top-of-the-line notebook that becomes yours to keep after one year.
Top Golf, weekend campouts, private pool parties…we love to take well-earned breaks from our daily work. We also have several tickets available for Husker football, basketball, and volleyball games.
GENEROUS VACATION POLICY
Our vacation and sick time policies are as straightforward as possible. Simply communicate with your team when you need time off. No tracking, no hassle.
And since the end of the year can be a busy time, we close our office between Christmas and New Year’s so you can spend some quality time with your family and friends.
TIME OFF FOR NEW PARENTS
We celebrate every new addition to the Don’t Panic Labs family, and we want to make sure you have plenty of time to spend with them too. Our generous paid time off for moms and dads helps your new (or growing) family during these exciting times.
CLOSE TO WHERE IT’S ALL HAPPENING
Our office is in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. There’s no shortage of lunch options; we’re within short walking distance of many local restaurants. And don’t worry about parking; we pay for your garage pass.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Our industry is constantly changing, so we prepare our team for what lies ahead. From our weekly software engineering seminars to our own online coursework, we ensure our skills stay up to date. If there’s a particular area of interest you’d like to teach others about, we give you the floor to share what you’ve learned.
Physical health is important to us. If you enjoy running, we sponsor a Market to Market Relay team and have groups that run during the noon hour. If you are a cyclist, we provide bike storage during the day. If you enjoy golf, you’re in good company here. And if you just enjoy working out, we’ll cover your membership to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Recreation Center.
We leverage various technologies as we join forces with partners across numerous industries. And while .NET experience is a must, we’re more interested in finding team players who are willing to jump in and tackle some of the most demanding software challenges around.
As part of a software development “pod” with other developers and engineers, you will collaborate with our architects, designers, and project integrators. Excellent communication skills, first-rate attention to detail, and undeterred curiosity are necessary to succeed in our collaborative and rewarding environment.
Our “Empathize Then Own It” value shines through in every role on our team, but even more so with our Product Designers. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are a must as you research, prototype, and present designs that will engage and delight users.
While not required, we prefer our designers to have 3-5 years of product design experience and/or a degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or a related field.
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Our Senior Software Engineers are proficient in the detailed design of common software systems and behaviors. They can efficiently set up new projects and extend existing systems. Conducting code reviews and researching new technologies and platforms also come with the role.
Excellent communication skills, an ability to lead small development teams, and a passion for mentoring others are all necessary to succeed in this role.
Please fill out this form to begin our application process.
If a role you’re interested in isn’t listed, go ahead and send us your information anyway. We’ll add you to our Talent Network so we can contact you as positions open up.