Senior Frontend Engineer

Remote, Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $120k - $160k

Citrine Informatics

Role Locations

  • Remote
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


$120k - $160k


51 - 100 people


702 Marshall St Ste 520
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1826, US

Tech Stack

  • PostgreSQL
  • DynamoDB
  • AWS
  • JVM
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Scala
  • Python

Role Description

Lead frontend development on user-facing product features on the Citrine Platform.

Citrine is the artificial intelligence platform for materials and chemicals. Our platform ingests and understands large-scale data from countless sources, such as patents, research papers, technical reports, and existing databases, and uses state-of-the-art AI to anticipate the behavior of all materials and chemicals under any relevant conditions. Citrine is backed by top tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms including: Tencent, Innovation Endeavors, Data Collective, Prelude Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, B&C Holdings, Morado Ventures, and XSeed Capital.

Being an early engineer at Citrine means you have the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the technology, culture and quality of the engineering organization. Work with top scientists in chemistry, physics and materials science to make your mark with technology that is changing how every physical product is designed, manufactured, and brought to market.

*Projects you’ll work on - Jupyter notebook integration facilitating an IDE-like materials informatics environment - Interface for empowering scientists with Citrine’s AI, guiding experimental design to accelerate discovery and lead to research breakthroughs. - Complex analysis & visualizations that allow our users to gain deeper insights into their data. - Build software supporting display and editing of the leading open-source format for materials data, the PIF: - Enterprise collaboration tools for materials researchers

  • What you’ll do
  • Design, own, and implement new and complex components for our next-gen website. At Citrine, developers take a central role in feature ownership.
  • Maintain and improve site capabilities
  • Collaborate with other engineers via frequent code review and architecture planning
  • Mentor other developers
  • Test & analyze the impact and performance of your software

  • The stack

  • React / Redux

  • Node.js / Express

  • SQL and noSQL

  • Citrine’s core platform services, like our materials-oriented search system and custom machine learning platform

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or similar technical field of study, or equivalent industry experience

  • 5+ years experience developing with JavaScript in frontend applications, with close collaboration with UX and UI designers

  • 2+ years experience using React.js in a production setting

  • Experience leading the design and implementation of robust frontend software applications

*Nice-to-haves - Excellent Linux fundamentals - Experience with modern CI/CD practice  - A background in a physical science - Experience with AWS

Working at Citrine offers the rare opportunity to collaborate with applied scientists at the leading edge of statistical learning theory and application. Here are a few representative peer-reviewed publications describing research done at Citrine in support of the platform’s AI capabilities:

Hutchinson, M., Antono, E., Gibbons, B. et al. Overcoming data scarcity with transfer learning. (2017). at Ling, J., Hutchinson, M., Antono, E. et al. Integr Mater Manuf Innov. High-Dimensional Materials and Process Optimization Using Data-Driven Experimental Design with Well-Calibrated Uncertainty Estimates. (2017). at

About Citrine Informatics

The future of materials development depends on speed. Developing materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing, and using materials data to harness the power of artificial intelligence. Our product combines a consolidated materials repository, the world’s largest materials dataset, and powerful artificial intelligence to accelerate materials discovery.

Company Culture

Citrine Informatics’ artificial intelligence technology is changing and accelerating the way materials and products are developed and as a result, the environment is fast-moving, intense, fun and supportive. The culture of the company is driven by our company values. Candidates who align with the following values will thrive:

  • We act with autonomy and we are accountable for performance excellence;

  • We use data to make good decisions;

  • We live up to our commitments and get the job done and have a bias toward execution;

  • We are committed to our internal team through recognizing our colleagues for their successes and assistance, and to our external community through making positive contributions when possible;

  • We value diverse opinions, perspectives and backgrounds.

These values influence how we work, prioritize our time, evaluate our performance, interact with colleagues and customers, as well as candidates for employment.

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