Senior Frontend Engineer role at Candle Science in Durham

Candle Science in Durham is hiring a Senior Frontend Engineer

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At CandleScience, a Sr. Frontend Engineer has a passion for learning, solving difficult problems and paying close attention to detail. They help a software team deliver excellent technology experiences to both CandleScience customers and staff. They place a high value on tackling problems in small, rapid iterations and in automating away common problems and tasks. They work to increase the engineering skill and competency of everyone around them. They take initiative to solve problems and are a team member that everyone wants to work with. They believe strongly in automated testing, observability, and have a strong desire to refactor code to keep it well maintained.

  • Build high-quality, maintainable, performant and well-tested JavaScript code across our entire application.
  • Strive for technological excellence and accomplishment through the adoption of modern tools, processes and standards.
  • Understand our customers and create excellent experiences for them.
  • Help develop and practice internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practice software patterns
  • Create efficient static site builds that can fail gracefully with excellent visibility
  • Work with backend developers to develop intelligently designed and well documented apis
  • Learn, collaborate and teach other engineers working on the frontend
  • Balance time-to-delivery and business needs with the “right” technical solution, aiming for iterative delivery of value to end-users.
  • Work closely with our Business teams to refine requirements and ideate solutions.
  • Support our applications in production through building in observability and participating in production support.
  • Support your teammates in an environment where collaboration, humility, respect and empathy are expected.

You must thrive in a high-growth, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment and be focused on accomplishing the company mission and goals. We’re looking for someone who is a great team player, strong communicator, is a quick learner, and makes sound decisions. There is an opportunity for this role to be full-stack if desirable but we are looking for someone who has predominant skill on the front end of our stack and who desires to spend most of their time there. If you’re that person - we want to hear from you!


  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, CSS, and core JavaScript concepts
  • You have great oral and written communication skills and are comfortable with collaboration in both physical and virtual settings.
  • You are able and want to mentor others through pairing, code review, 1-1s and within team meetings.
  • You are capable of being a tech lead on small to medium sized projects (2-4 weeks long)
  • You are comfortable with modern infrastructure essentials like AWS, Docker, CI/CD tools, etc.
  • You are proficient with common development tools (e.g. Git) and processes (e.g. pairing, testing, code reviews).
  • Prior experience in E-Commerce is a plus.
  • Prior experience with SEO and page optimization is also a plus
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is great but we really want to see real-world experience building great UI/UX for users
  • 4+ years of experience in VueJS or another modern JavaScript web framework, have a passion for learning and personal growth, and work best when working collaboratively with a team.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter letting us know why you’re perfect for the job. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Work Life:
Headquartered in Durham, NC, we’re surrounded by great restaurants, cultural activities, and sporting events. Also known as one of the “Tastiest Towns of the South,” Durham is one of the best places to live and work.

Work Location: Remote

Pay: Pay is based upon relevant experience.

Big company benefits with small company culture! We provide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with low deductibles. All employees receive employer match for retirement contributions of up to 3% of annual earnings. We have liberal vacation policies and offer additional benefits including technology stipends, gym memberships, and company-paid life insurance.

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

About Us:
CandleScience develops and sells candle and soap making supplies. Our customers vary in size from candle and soap entrepreneurs to seasonal hobbyists. We began in 2003 as a two-person startup, and have become the market leader in the industry.
We work hard to develop natural and safe products that push the boundaries of candle and soap making. Our success is a result of our focus on web development, product development, and operations.