Job Summary: 


The Principal Front-End Engineer will be responsible for and own the front-end architecture and design of the platform. This role will be a key member of the Architecture Review Board in shaping the technical road map and standards. The Principal Front-End Engineer will work both independently and collaboratively to bring new ideas to the internal teams, making critical contributions to empower professionals to maximize their impact through transformational coaching, enabled by technology.


Job Expectations:

  • Strong experience in the design and development of large-scale, complex enterprise mobile and web applications

  • Comfortable collaborating with other engineers and the product team to contribute to the complete lifecycle of the mobile/web application, from architecting, development, deployment, and maintenance

  • Motivated self-starter who is comfortable driving solutions, guiding the other engineers, and working towards overall business objectives

  • Collaborate with UX Designer to turn excellent designs into excellent products

  • Work with backend developers to ensure that security, scalability, and reliability are designed and implemented from scratch

  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on time and on-budget

  • Collaborate and add value through participation in peer code reviews, providing comments and suggestions

  • Provision and maintain deployment resources for the cross-platform application

  • Influence system design by identifying and recommending design/requirement improvements for front-end enhancements

  • Plan and conduct research to implement the latest web technologies in order to produce high-quality websites and applications

  • Provide regular updates on projects 

  • Regular practice of CI/CD

  • Coach the team on software best practices (design, coding, troubleshooting, work breakdown, work estimation, refactor strategies, automated testing, etc.)

  • Provide third-level support to business users


The duties and responsibilities described above may provide only a partial description of this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all aspects of the job.  Other duties and responsibilities not outlined in this document may be added as necessary or desirable, with or without notice.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Proven track record of building mobile and web frameworks from scratch, bringing extensive years of experience with React Native, JavaScript performance, and security

  • Experience with architecting and launching complex native apps from concept to release

  • Previously published apps to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and have a solid understanding of the review process

  • Take ownership of what you are working on, feel responsible for it, and can deliver results in a fast-paced environment without constant supervision

  • Build and mentor react and react-native developers

  • Experience working as a React.js and React Native Developer

  • Experience with React tools including React.js, Enzyme, Redux, React-Hooks, and Flux

  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript (5+ years) and HTML5, Typescript, SPA

  • Attention to quality through unit tests, automation scripts, and code reviews

  • Knowledge of agile software development processes and methodologies

  • Experience with CSS and CSS preprocessors, such as SASS or LESS, and front-end frameworks 

  • Expert in React unit testing frameworks like Jest and React Testing Library

  • Experience in performance optimization for React applications and build process

  • Communication skills: must be able to articulate and have a strong technical vocabulary

  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation

  • Experience with NPM, yarn, or equivalent dependency management experience

  • Experience solving cross-browser and device compatibility, optimization, and layout issues

  • Experience with REST API, event-driven architecture applications, caching, scaling, security, etc

  • Knowledge of Relational and non-relational DBs

  • Experience with GraphQL and Apollo

  • Experience with React Based localization frameworks (i18Next, etc.)

  • Experience with building component libraries/storybooks

  • Full-stack development experience

  • Demonstrated success in building and deploying React and React Native applications

  • Production experience with Docker, Kubernetes is a plus


Equipment Knowledge:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with Google Business Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) preferred


Education and Experience:

Generally, requires a minimum of eight (8) years to ten (10) years of experience with software development, design patterns, software architecture


Education Requirements: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related fields






About iHerb
iHerb is a leading global e-commerce retailer  with an emphasis on providing an exceptional selection of nutritional and wellness products for the past 25 years. With over 30,000 products shipped to over 180 countries, we provide the best overall value for natural products through an innovative and efficient supply chain process. 

Our teams have a strong sense of commitment and pride in their work, which has allowed us to grow, even during the recent pandemic. At iHerb, our purpose is to empower people to enhance their health, happiness, and well-being — that starts with valuing our team members by providing a positive work environment with competitive benefits. Our five  shared values unite our team members across the globe and provide a stable foundation. These values speak to who we are, the culture we’re building, and how every single team member contributes to our larger company vision. 

iHerb's Shared Values
Focus on the Customer · Empower Our People · Be Entrepreneurial & Pivot Quickly · Embrace Diversity & Inclusion · Strive for Simplicity

iHerb Benefits
At iHerb, we are dedicated to offering programs designed to help our employees and their families stay healthy, live well and plan for the financial future. Built on a strong foundation, our programs provide options and upgrades with flexibility, protection, and security in mind. Below is a snapshot of the benefits we offer our team members.  For a more comprehensive listing, visit 

  • Medical Care: Starting in 2021, iHerb covers 100% of the associated cost for medical benefits
  • Dental and Vision benefits
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) + company match (100% of the first 6% of the employee’s contribution)
  • Company-paid Term Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (for qualifying expenses)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Education Reimbursement Programs
  • Professional Development and Job Training
  • Wellness Programs with opportunity to earn up to $300 per year

We strive for innovation, targeted at delivering a customer-centric experience while transforming the online shopping experience. We change direction and define ourselves in the idea that individually we are incredible but united our growth is infinite and paramount to our success. iHerb strives to be the global industry leader!

iHerb is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. iHerb provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment.

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