Lead Front End Engineer

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA - riffyn.com


Riffyn seeks an experienced engineer to lead the front end development of Riffyn's ground-breaking scientific design and data analysis web application.  Riffyn's product is currently used by global biotech, pharmaceutical and food companies to accelerate their research and product development.  

As a lead engineer, you will be responsible for engineering an elegant and performant UI and user experience for Riffyn's web application. You will contribute directly to the software development while also guiding and mentoring your engineering team through sprints for timely delivery of high-quality features. You will work with product developers and designers, and interact with customers to architect the product.  And you will participate in the development of Riffyn's product roadmap. Critical requirements include the ability to identify, scope and solve interface and data transformation problems, and the ability to rapidly iterate from prototype to final product while taking feedback from internal and external stakeholders.  

Riffyn is a venture-backed provider of research design and analytics software (SaaS) to biotech, pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Riffyn SaaS offers a unique “design-first” approach to scientific experimentation and product development that solves previously intractable data fragmentation issues.  Riffyn provides global R&D organizations with unprecedented access to high-quality data, process design information and cause-and-effect analysis of experimental variables.


  • Bachelors or Masters in computer science or closely related discipline
  • 10+ years in full-stack software development, with significant UI experience
  • Expertise with React, Meteor, Node.js, Javascript/Coffeescript, Python, D3.js, HTML5/CSS3, Bootstrap, WebGL.
  • Expertise with NoSQL and relational databases
  • Desirable: formal or informal training and understanding of a scientific discipline 


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