Junior React Frontend Developer

Junior React Frontend Developer Bristol, England

Reach Industries
Full Time Bristol, England 20000 - 35000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Full Time, Remote-First Hybrid* (see details below), £20k-£35k

At Reach Industries, we believe that scientists are solving some of the world's most pressing challenges, from combating climate change to developing vaccines and new treatments for diseases yet their tools are still poor. Our AI powered software platform, Lumi, automates operational data capture, insights and processes in labs, augmenting scientists so they can focus on the more creative aspects of their work. Lumi is versatile and is being applied across a wide range of life science industries, including in biotech and pharma.

We are a startup where the early team have a strong background in various frontier technologies and a deep love for making science better. We've already shipped a first version of the Lumi platform and we've received excellent feedback from early customers. We have very ambitious plans for Lumi ahead, so now we're looking for a Junior React Frontend Developer to join our core team, contributing to the implementation and ongoing refinement of our frontend codebase, helping to ensure an accessible, efficient, and interactive interface for our scientific users.

Role Brief:

As a Junior React Frontend Developer at Reach Industries, you will be instrumental in helping develop our computer vision-driven, web-based products. Under the guidance of senior frontend developers and in collaboration with the broader team, you will work to transform product requirements into intuitive user interfaces. While prior knowledge in React, industry-standard UI libraries, and Git is preferred, you'll also receive mentorship and opportunities to learn and expand your skill set. Familiarity with Typescript, UX tools, and web graphics is a plus.

Your Impact:

  • Collaborate closely with Senior Frontend Developers and the wider team to understand and translate requirements into functional Next.js/Typescript code.
  • Aid in developing basic data visualization components and support the creation of interactive features for presenting complex data.
  • Play a supportive role in integrating video streaming features and exploring the possibilities of webRTC for real-time communication.
  • Participate in integrating websockets to enhance real-time data interactions.
  • Support the integration of external APIs to bring dynamic content to our frontend applications.
  • Learn and adopt best practices for maintaining code quality through code reviews, testing, and debugging.
  • Contribute to optimizing frontend performance and ensuring compatibility across various browsers.
  • Engage with the backend team to understand and help implement API contracts.
  • Stay informed about the latest trends, frameworks, and best practices in the frontend domain.

Your Experience:

  • 1 year of experience as a Frontend Developer focused on web technologies, or a strong self-curated portfolio for those with less formal experience.
  • Familiarity with TypeScript, React, Git, VSCode, and an understanding of UX tools like Figma.
  • Interest or basic knowledge in mobile application development (web or native) is a bonus.
  • Curiosity or introductory experience in data visualization (like D3, Chartly) or web-graphics (e.g., Three.js, WebGL) libraries would be advantageous.
  • An interest in video streaming technologies and webRTC.
  • Basic understanding of websockets and their potential for real-time communication.
  • Exposure to API integration and a grasp on RESTful APIs.
  • Aware of general coding principles and best practices, such as DRY, SRP, and SOLID.
  • Good problem-solving skills and willingness to learn in an Agile/Scrum setup.
  • Clear communication skills, both in writing and speaking.
  • Comfortable working remotely and in a team-based collaborative setting.


  • £20k-£35k salary depending on applicant experience and skill level.
  • Workplace pension.
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays + company break during end of year..
  • Stock Options scheme; it's important to us that you feel a sense of ownership in the business and also benefit as we grow and succeed.
  • Be part of a dynamic, collaborative, social and hard-working start-up that is building technology to have a positive impact on the world.
  • Flexible work schedule, 8am – 10am start.
  • Budget for conferences, training courses and other materials.
  • Modern equipment to work with. Choose your technology set-up

We founded Reach Industries to build tools that give scientists superpowers. If you are a Junior React Frontend Developer who wants to join our mission, please get in touch!

A little more about Reach Industries

We thrive on being different, we encourage, support and celebrate diversity in the workplace and in all aspects of life. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer who strives to ensure a balanced and measured approach to all aspects of employment. The decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on individual competence, performance, merit and business needs.

In a Post COVID-19 world, the increase in productivity and efficiency that our products will offer those at the forefront of humanity's greatest challenges has become even more important and as you join us in building this company, we want this to be the best place you've ever worked; a fun environment where you will positively influence the culture and have the freedom and confidence to do your best work with the respect and trust of your colleagues.

  • Important Note on Working Model and Eligibility: Our "remote-first hybrid" approach emphasizes the flexibility and autonomy of remote work, allowing our team to maintain a healthy work-life balance. However, the collaborative nature of our projects occasionally necessitates in-person interactions, especially for tasks that benefit from face-to-face communication or aren't as effective over virtual platforms. As such, while a significant portion of your work will be remote, expect to be present at our Bristol office around once a week or more frequently during key project phases. Additionally, due to the logistical and legal considerations of our hiring process, all applicants must possess the unequivocal legal right to work in the UK without the need for visa sponsorship.

Polite Recruiter Note: We currently do not wish to work with any external recruiters or agencies, please do not contact us at this stage as it will jeopardise any opportunity of working together in the future.

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