Senior Front End Web Developer

Please note that the Senior Front End Web Developer is a Boston-based position and will be expected to be on-site a minimum of 4 days/week. 

Emulate is currently seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Front End Web Developer proficient in JavaScript, particularly in crafting front-end applications using Electron Framework for local deployment. In this pivotal role, you’ll play a crucial part in representing Emulate by architecting intuitive user interfaces and experiences for our Organs-on-Chips technology. Your focus will be on leveraging web technologies to build robust and responsive applications tailored for local deployment. Collaborating closely with interdisciplinary teams, you’ll drive innovation and excellence in our software solutions. Join us and contribute to a company shaping the future of medicine, acknowledged by National Geographic as ‘The Future of Medicine’!

Why Emulate?

As an Emulator, you will be part of a team who cares deeply about our mission to power a human-centric approach to biological innovation. Our culture is designed to help you succeed by promoting a collaborative approach to our work, providing opportunities for growth and development, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that is conducive for all to thrive.

Emulate’s Core Values encompass being CURIOUS, RELENTLESS, ACCOUNTABLE, HUMAN, and ONE.  Here’s what that would mean for you as the Senior Front End Web Developer:

   You are CURIOUS and will:

  • Act as a subject matter expert on UI development techniques and technologies, offering recommendations and solutions to address complex technical challenges.
  • Constantly seek new approaches and technologies to enhance the front-end development process.
  • Explore innovative ways to improve user experience and interface design.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in front-end development and share knowledge with the team.

You are RELENTLESS and will: 

  • Take ownership of front-end development tasks, ensuring timely delivery and meeting project milestones.
  • Demonstrate unwavering dedication to delivering high-quality front-end solutions using Electron Framework.
  • Contribute to architectural decisions and provide input on technical feasibility and scalability of front-end solutions.
  • Contribute to the creation of detailed design specifications for front-end development projects.
  • Assist in defining project timelines and milestones.

You are ACCOUNTABLE and will: 

  • Develop and maintain front-end components and interfaces for local applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues reported by users or identified during testing.
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders to gather feedback, address concerns, and ensure alignment with project objectives.
  • Ensure cross-platform compatibility and optimal performance of front-end applications.
  • Implement and maintain unit tests and integration tests to ensure code reliability and quality.
  • Utilize Electron Framework to build robust and responsive desktop applications.
  • Provide transparent updates on progress, challenges, and solutions.
  • Participate in code reviews to provide feedback and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.
  • Uphold the highest standards of code quality, documentation, and testing to ensure the reliability and maintainability of our applications.

You are HUMAN and will: 

  • Foster a collaborative and supportive environment within the development team, encouraging open communication and sharing of ideas.
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement by soliciting feedback and actively seeking opportunities to enhance processes and workflows.

You are ONE and will: 

  • Work closely with UX/UI designers, back-end developers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration of front-end and back-end components.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (including hardware, product, and biology) to define requirements, prioritize tasks, and deliver projects on schedule
  • Collaborate with designers and back-end developers to translate UI/UX designs into functional front-end code.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes, contributing insights and expertise to collective efforts.
  • Align individual goals and priorities with the broader vision and objectives of the organization, working together towards a common goal of advancing biology through technology.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed.

Desired Skills:

  • 5-7 years of web development experience
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or the equivalent; Advanced degree preferred
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Proficiency using React framework
  • Experience with Electron Framework or similar technologies for local application development
  • Experience working in and writing applications for Ubuntu Linux, Windows, and Mac
  • Strong understanding of front-end development principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of responsive design techniques and cross-browser compatibility
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs and asynchronous programming
  • Understanding of responsive design principles and cross-browser compatibility
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Knowledge of software stack security requirements and frameworks
  • Ability to define and review project scope & estimate timelines
  • Ability to manage projects with limited supervision
  • Experience with C++ and Python is a plus
  • Familiarity with data systems, databases, ETL processes, and SQL is a plus

Equal Opportunities:

Emulate is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take unbiased action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or ability status. Our methods for hiring include ensuring that all available opportunities are fairly promoted — via online globally available channels — in a manner accessible to all potential applicants.

About Emulate, Inc.

Emulate is igniting a new era in human health with industry-leading Organ-on-a-Chip technology. The Human Emulation System provides a window into the inner workings of human biology and disease — offering researchers an innovative technology designed to predict human response with greater precision and detail than conventional cell culture or animal-based experimental testing. Pioneered at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and backed by Northpond Ventures, Founders Fund, and Perceptive Advisors, Organ-on-a-Chip technology is already assisting researchers across academia, pharma, and government industries through its predictive power and ability to recreate true-to-life human biology. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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