Front End Development Manager

Posted 03 Mar 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 203936


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

This position will manage the front end development team guiding the global front end team and coordinating with backend teams in managing the development of rich, complex web applications in a service-oriented architecture. The Front-End Manager will work with backend service providers to consume RESTful web services, views with the help of HTML/CSS/JS developers, UX/UI Designers, and Business/Functional Analysts. 

  • Responsible for Front-End development support and guiding code standards, front end system architecture
  • Consumption of RESTFUL web services into views, state stores models, and event-driven behaviors as specified by UX/UI design team
  • Isomorphic / Universal rendering of pages on server and client
  • Lead in the development of customized ecommerce and web application solutions
  • Own Front-End Architecture and Technology Roadmap 
  • Maintain Code quality through thorough testing, code reviews and refactoring. 
  • Create an environment of continuous learning and quality driven development. 


  Who you are:


Minimum Requirements

  • Strong Javascript knowledge (Experience leading ES6/7 features and syntax, promises, and async programming patterns) 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of API driven development; (REST, JSON, HTTP methods)
  • Strong knowledge of version control systems (Git preferred) 
  • Working knowledge of modern CSS frameworks, best-practices, and responsive design  
  • Working knowledge of UX design principles, Search Engine Optimization, Information Architecture 
  • Experience with GraphQL 
  • Proficiency in English
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years leading technical development team
  • 3+ years working in front-end development roles on technical team
  • 2+ years’ experience in Node js  
  • 3+ years working in a Javascript / Front End development role, preferably on medium to large teams using HTML5, CSS3, & JavaScript UI frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular 
  • Experience using Agile development practices 
  • Demonstrated experience using API, service-oriented architecture and building scalable applications


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working on ecommerce or large-scale web applications 
  • Experience with writing tests using Jest, Jasmine, Mocha, or similar 
  • Experience with statically typed JS (TypeScript, Flow)
  • Experience with Node deployments
  • Experience working on international teams

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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