Front-end Engineer at Algofi
About the role
We are looking for a strong front-end engineer to help build our product at Algofi. You have a passion for design. You take painstaking efforts to build world-class user experiences. You have experience developing products (e.g. web/mobile apps, desktop apps) and communicating across an array of technical levels. You carefully design your features before implementing, optimizing for efficiency, reusability, and safety.
Why join us? At Algofi, we're building the new financial system. Our work will reduce barriers to entry and promote democracy in the financial system. You will work in a collegial environment that encourages intellectual honesty and collaboration. Your work will make a significant impact very early on. As one of the earliest hires, you will grow into a leader at Algofi and have a material stake in the venture. As the first product engineer, you will help lead product development at Algofi, communicating with visual designers, smart contract engineers, and backend developers. Your work will be instrumental in making the new financial system accessible to all.
- Implement feature and user interfaces for our lending market and future products
- Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications
- Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues
- Integrate graphic designs from visual designers into components
- Bachelors in computer science, mathematics or other STEM discipline
- Strong front-end programming skills (JS, React.js) including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
- Experience with component libraries (Material UI) and design-to-code (e.g. Zeplin)
- Meticulous and detail-oriented, and innately driven to understand issues deeply
- Self-motivated and highly-productive, with a strong sense of ownership and urgency
- Able to work collaboratively and productively with others
- Visually creative with graphic design experience (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop) is a plus
Why you should join Algofi
Algofi is building a fast and low-cost lending market on the Algorand blockchain.
Building on Algorand enables < $0.01 transactions compared to ~$15 or more on other incumbent networks. These high costs and slow transactions make decentralized lending markets inaccessible to the majority of potential users, something we are working to change.
Our long term goals are quite ambitious. We aim to be the first crypto-native bank that bridges the gap between traditional and decentralized finance. The initial lending protocol will launch for users everywhere in Q4 of 2021, with additional fiat on- and off-ramp solutions, and more, forthcoming.
Read about us in the news here