Front End Developer

Req ID:  82157

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Horsham, PA, US, 19044 Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Spencerville, OH, US, 45887 US Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Front End Developer for our Digital Team. This is a remote position with a preference that the candidate be located anywhere within the U.S, Canada or the U.K.  

The Front End Developer is responsible for transforming the design and the product vision into working products and will directly influence how users will interact with the system. The Front End developer works hard to stay on top of fast changing technology and invests a lot of energy in learning new tricks. They are not only caught up on industry trends in client development frameworks but also know what the near future will bring. A love for clean interfaces and a passion for great user experiences goes without saying.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Build applications according to the design and provide designers with feedback and suggest tradeoffs when required
•    Ensure the code follows latest coding practices and industry standards
•    Work closely with backend developers to understand and properly use the systems APIs Write both unit and integration tests, and develop automation tools for daily tasks
•    Challenge ideas and opinions to avoid pitfalls and inefficient solutions
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Front End Developer: 

•    Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or a related discipline 
•    Strong understanding of Agile methodologies.
•    Past experience as a frontend developer building modern JavaScript-based web applications.
•    Expert experience with HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS/etc., JavaScript, and responsive design.
•    Mobile development experience with either native or web-to-native tooling and frameworks.
•    Experience using JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as React, Angular, etc.
•    Understanding of RESTful APIs and how to use them in practice. Knowledge of Object-Oriented programing.
•    Ability to write effective unit, integration, and end-user automation tests.
•    Experience as a Developer on a cross-functional agile team preferred.
•    Experience in Agile Development, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred.

About Discovery
Discovery from Charles River is industry-proven in the successful development of novel therapies, with over 350 patents and 80 preclinical drug candidates delivered to our sponsors in the past 17 years. Backed by more than 650 scientists, our comprehensive, integrated portfolio employs the latest technology and platforms to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. Our client-focused, collaborative approach creates true partnerships that anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles, and move us forward together on the journey of getting new drugs to market.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Nearest Major Market: Boston