Senior Frontend Engineer at Lifebit

Location: London/Lisbon/Remote

Posted February 15, 2019



Lifebit is building the world’s first intelligent genomics platform that understands DNA data and generates meaningful insights.

We have closed an over $3M funding round co-led by Pentech and Connect Ventures after graduating from Techstars London 2017's cohort.

We are building a cloud-based cognitive system that can reason about DNA data like humans do. This offers researchers/R&D professionals, and their corresponding organisations (ie. pharmaceutical), a highly scalable, modular and reproducible system that automates the analysis processes, learns from the data and provides actionable insights.

Lifebit is supported by an international team with very diverse backgrounds and a flat team structure. We like to empower and let our team get involved in any aspect of the business.

All requirements below are just an indication of what we’re looking for. However, sometimes the perfect person is far more or less experienced than we anticipated. If you think that might be your case, please apply and just let us know. We believe soft skills are as equally important as hard skills for our team (and in general for any team).


  • Navigate in new code and make sense through what you find
  • Pick up new technologies and frameworks that suit the needs of products and users
  • Have an interest in working with best practices and principles while contributing to them, in order to keep high quality standards and keep hell far away
  • Work towards production deployment rapidly, be able to scale and to be monitored easily
  • Feature improvements and delivery will be done in a daily update setup
  • Have a mindset ready to firefight against issues realtime is key
  • Interact with users and be able to understand their needs, and content and functional requirements in order to develop user interfaces that fulfil those needs
  • Work from simple FE web applications to more complex state managed web applications
  • Interact with design, backend engineers and product owners in order to solve user problems and deliver the best user experience
  • Talk and think in terms of design, not just tech


You should have a good understanding of best practices of web development and be able to apply them in web development (ES6, JS). Frameworks listed below are an indication but not always a must, especially if you have a good understanding and experience with similar technologies.

  • React & Redux
  • Node
  • CSS Modules, Less/Sass
  • Nice to have: experience with data viz libraries

Application Instructions

If you think you are a fit, please send your CV to [email protected] (no recruiters please!)

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