Lead Frontend Engineer

  • 530 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Us 
With over 20 years of experience and 700+ associates across 7 different countries, CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction) is the most trusted and established name in performance marketing.  

We specialize in cultivating partnerships between top brands and trusted publishers to help them drive revenue and grow their businesses. CJ’s industry-leading solutions and services are what makes our innovative marketing technology (“martech”) the platform of choice for over 3,800 global brands across all industries including retail, travel, finance, technology, and home services. As part of Publicis Groupe, our data capabilities, future-focused tech, and strategic expertise power meaningful connections so brands can reach consumers wherever they are.  

We take just as much pride in our innovative technology and comprehensive data as we do in the expertise and dedication of our people. Our collaborative teams are equipped with advanced tools, training, and career development opportunities in order to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions, strategies, and support that drive meaningful results. Our people are at the heart of it all—people who dare to think big. 

So, what is Affiliate Marketing? 
Think about the last time you bought something online. Maybe your favorite influencer shared a product that caught your eye. Perhaps you already knew what you wanted to buy, but there were so many options that you needed help from a trusted review site. Or maybe you simply love combing coupon sites for hot deals. However you finally made your purchase, chances are you interacted with affiliate publishers along the way—whether they influenced you, provided helpful information, or made sure you got the best price. CJ provides the performance marketing platform that connects brands with these publishers to create valuable resources frequently used by shoppers such as yourself.  

Here's why you’ll love working here 
In addition to competitive salaries, 401K matching, wellness reimbursement programs, life insurance, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, we also offer: 

  • Flexible time off, no accrual necessary 

  • Paid holidays 

  • Company-sponsored team building events 

  • Business Resource Groups 

  • Annual recognition awards 

  • Flexible work arrangements 

  • Parental bonding leave 

  • Back-up child/elder care 

  • Employee discount program  

  • International SOS program  

  • Employee referral program 

Just to name a few of our perks. 

Job Description

CJ Affiliate is the world’s leading affiliate marketing network – and part of one of the world’s largest digital advertising company.  We transform digital marketing with the help of big data to connect top advertisers and publishers.

About This Role

We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Frontend Engineer to be at the center of the continuous evolution of CJ’s UI & UX. You will be closely collaborating with the Squad Leads, the Product Owners and the engineers.

This position will be responsible for the frontend development of CJ’s user interface ensuring an enhanced user experience, reusability, consistency, reliability, speed and security. The role requires strong technical leadership with sprinkles of hands-on development.


Execute complex projects to add new functionality and improve the existing functionality of the core platform & 3rd party components.

Full project lifecycle: define & collaborate on requirements, offer solutions, discuss limitations, assess timelines, scoping and diagramming problems and solutions, communicate and discuss solutions with engineers and other stakeholders, maintain architecture diagrams and documentations, identify and eliminate redundancy.

Translate designs and wireframes into high quality code, architect efficient, reusable components and libraries.

Carry out issue resolution, troubleshooting, roots cause analysis, and implementation of  solutions.

Conduct architectural, code quality and security standards review, via pair programming.

Develop and evolve the frontend stack, tools, libraries, in-house and 3rd party components.

Technical Leadership

Own the overall architecture, security, performance, and reliability of all applications’ frontend.

Lead architectural design discussions, and advocate for architectural design applications and implementation.

Daily check-ins with the engineers and the product owners.

Help the full-stack engineers remove any roadblocks they might have, work with them to predict possible future challenges and identify bottlenecks.

Review and improve existing standards, define, educate on and implement new standards.

Provide mentorship, identify improvement areas, define & implement a training process to constantly improve the frontend skills of the engineering organization.

Stay on top of the frontend technologies, threats and opportunities, what’s coming and going.





5+ years in a mature SaaS environment working with frontend technologies like React, Vue, Ember, or Angular.

Experience working with statically-typed languages like Typescript.

Experience with cross-browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations.

Awareness of common web security vulnerabilities and how to avoid them.

Demonstrated ability to architect scalable and maintainable frontend JavaScript applications.

Deep understanding of browser JavaScript (including the DOM and platform APIs).

Experience with performance optimization and TDD

Experience developing server-side MVC applications, ideally Java/Spring based.

Flexible schedule for occasional early/late meetings with CJ’s global engineering teams.

Bachelor’s degree - CS or related field preferred; or related work experience.

Strong communication skills (verbal and written) – must be able to communicate at a business and technical level with internal teams, customers, partners and executives.


Additional Information

Why CJ Affiliate? 

CJ Affiliate is the leader in Affiliate Marketing.  We take pride in our innovative technology, comprehensive data solutions and our people.  We equip our teams with advanced tools, training and career development opportunities all to provide cutting edge solutions, strategies and support to deliver high quality results for our clients. We work in an energetic, results-oriented, collaborative, team environment that recognizes exceptional performance. As we evolve and grow as a business, so do you.   

We're a community of creative and passionate problem solvers who go the distance to tackle the tough questions, think outside the box, and drive intelligent growth, for our clients—and ourselves. We foster and embody an inclusive and collaborative culture where diverse perspectives are sought, relationships are valued, and people feel accepted with a sense of belonging in expressing themselves authentically. We pride ourselves in having a workplace environment that values both work and play. Business Resource Groups, Fun team outings, office events, and flexible time off mean a work life balance with colleagues that turn into lifelong friends.

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of certain background checks which unless prohibited by applicable law may include criminal history checks, employment verification, education verification, drug screens, credit checks, DMV checks (for driving positions only) and fingerprinting.

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly.  If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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