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Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

Skip

Skip

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

Function
Engineering - Frontend
Experience
Senior (6+ years)
Compensation band
$150-200k NYC
Location
NYC
Remote
Time commitment
Empty

Description

We’re looking a senior engineer to lead a team to scale our multi-chain swapping/transferring product (ibc.fun) to tens of millions of dollars in daily volume and launch a new white-labeled user onboarding widget for app-chains and rollups to onboard hundreds of thousands of users to new app chains.
Someone who is excited about building simple, delightful interfaces to solve crypto’s hardest usability problems will get the most out of this role. The ideal candidate is an exceptionally capable frontend developer, with enough backend familiarity to contribute to API design conversations.
We’re looking for someone who takes pride in building reusable React components, designing powerful frontend abstractions & typescript libraries; and optimizing every part of a user journey. Others might think this person has unreasonably high standards for code quality AND code velocity. An engineer who has frontend experience but wants to “transition to backend or smart contract engineering” will not enjoy this role. We want someone who treats frontend development as a craft.

Role

Build, maintain, and own the frontend codebases for Skip’s core user-facing web products, including a dedicated first-party webapp and white-labeled, embeddable components
Create and lead the new, dedicated frontend team at Skip from scratch and help define its toolchain, culture, processes, and norms
Mentor more junior engineers and help them level-up
Collaborate with product leaders and executives at Skip to make strategic product and go-to-market decisions

Qualifications

Required
6+ years developing production frontend code in React, Typescript, or similar
Experience designing and building mission-critical frontends from scratch, deploying them to production, and maintaining them
Deep understanding of standards & tooling around frontend deployment pipelines, including automated building, testing, and deployment
Demonstrated ability to educate and train more junior engineers
Professional or native English language proficiency
Interest in DeFi, blockchain, or cryptocurrency
Bonus
Experience building frontends that integrate with crypto wallets and blockchains
Demonstrated contributions to open source frontend tooling and libraries
Ability to lead UX + UI design for small component and features in a pinch when design resources aren’t available
Compensation depends on experience and location

Who we are

Skip builds great products that help developers deliver best-in-class blockchain applications to their users more easily. We’re dedicated to making all blockchains more accessible and more powerful, so everyone can participate in the trustless web without limits. We work with the best teams building blockchains in crypto: dYdX, Celestia, Osmosis, Neutron/LIDO, and many more. Our products help developers secure, swap, and transfer millions of dollars of tokens every day.
We’re a fast-growing seed-series A startup based in NYC looking to build out our core team.
We’d like junior talent to work together in person in NYC to build a collaborative and supportive culture. But we’re open to hiring best-in-class remote talent anywhere in the world.

Core team member responsibilities

Work to solve hard technical problems at the cutting edge of blockchain research alongside the founders
Be empowered to make bold technical and strategic decisions
Play a critical role in determining the people we hire, our culture, our engineering practices, and the products we ship.

How we work

We value ambition, work ethic, and slope over prestige, accomplishments, and y-intercept
We value thoughtful and contentious dialogue over siloed and unilateral decision-making
We value acknowledging uncertainty/weakness and seeking support over unabated confidence and solo performances
We’re obsessive about documenting everything, learning, and shipping as fast as possible

Benefits

Gym membership
18 days of paid leave
Premium health insurance
Competitive regional compensation and above-market equity ownership
Accommodations for remote work
We’re open to arranging paid work trials with potential hires because we think interviews give a very limited view of candidates and the company.

Apply

Please email mag@skip.money and barry@skip.money with a resume and any additional information that might help us get to know you (Resume, github, background info) if interested!