Senior Front End Engineer

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA -


Riffyn seeks an experienced Front End / UI Engineer to develop interactive experimental design, data processing and analytics visualization features. 

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 integrative data analytics.

As a Senior Front-end Engineer, you will develop head-turning interfaces for the design and visualization of scientific experiments and data.  You will work with colleagues and customers  to bring elegance and simplicity to experimental design, laboratory data acquisition and analysis of scientific data. Critical requirements are the  ability to identify, scope and solve interface and data transformation problems, and the ability to rapidly iterate from prototype to final product with input from designers, developers and customers.


  • Bachelors or Masters in computer science or closely related discipline

  • 7+ years in full-stack software development, with significant UI experience

  • Experience with React, Meteor, Node.js, Javascript/Coffeescript, Python, D3.js, HTML5/CSS3, Bootstrap

  • Experience with NoSQL and relational databases

  • Desirable: formal or informal training and understanding of a scientific discipline 

About Riffyn

Riffyn’s cloud-based application provides a visual process design and analytics software to improve reproducibility and tech transfer in life science, chemical and materials R&D. The product builds maps of experimental processes and joins them to live data to expose trends and causal relationships between experimental variables. Core to Riffyn’s product identity are eye-catching visuals, an intuitive UI, machine intelligence, and a collaborative backbone that seamlessly bridges software, lab workflows and lab hardware. Riffyn was formed in 2014 by a team of biological engineering, chemical engineering, software engineering and publishing veterans with decades experience in R&D, scale-up, manufacturing, data systems and open science.


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