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Front-End Engineer, Explorer


Mid Level


$92.000 - $120.000

23 Sep → 23 Oct

NEAR Foundation

Zug, Switzerland

About Company

The NEAR Foundation is a nonprofit, non-beneficiary foundation based in Switzerland which supports community-driven innovation and the Open Web with a specific focus on the NEAR platform. The Foundation distributes grant funding into the NEAR ecosystem, coordinates governance among participants, educates people about the protocol and ensures that relationships among the community members are as strong and sustainable as the apps they build.
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Job Description

We are looking for a Front-End Engineer to join our growing Engineering team at Near. You will be working on implementing the interfaces and experiences for the NEAR Blockchain Explorer. This is a high productivity and highly dynamic startup environment so you will need to be comfortable operating quickly but precisely amidst changing needs. There is also lots of opportunity to help inform the product development process and inject your own creativity.

To be successful in this role, you will need strong experience outputting high precision interfaces and experiences in startup and/or consulting environments. It requires a deep understanding of modern markup, styling best practices and the implementation of Typescript/JavaScript components in React. In such a dynamic environment, great communication is essential.

NEAR's mission is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world. The NEAR platform provides a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of Open Finance and the Open Web in their hands.

The NEAR platform, NEAR Protocol and associated tooling are being built by the NEAR Collective, a collection of the best engineers in the world who work across teams, companies and countries similar to other large scale open source projects. Core contributors include a couple of 2-time ICPC world champions, 2 gold medalists, a Latin American champion and multiple other competitive programming finalists.

Working at NEAR

Roles are posted to this portal on behalf of the companies that make up the NEAR Collective and are typically located anywhere in the world because most of the companies are fully remote. Regardless of where you work, this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The vision is big but the right team is behind it.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and develop frontend projects for the NEAR Blockchain Explorer
  • Review code, enforce quality, and guide technical direction
  • Work with open source community by collaborating with external contributors on our codebase, creating and participating in events, facilitating information exchange between our community and other open source communities
  • Participating in the on-call rotation
  • About NEAR and the NEAR Collective

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Ability to design and deliver web applications end to end
  • The ability to solve all sorts of frontend engineering tasks
  • Fluency in Typescript/Javascript and web standards
  • Understanding of React (Next.js) practices (such as state management solutions, server-side rendering)
  • Ability to operate in European time zones
  • Experience with WAMP-proto (or WebSocket / pub-sub APIs)
  • Community focus and open-source mindset
  • Capable of learning and can onboard quickly
  • Ability to work across multiple time zones with remote colleagues
  • Ability to adapt to last-minute asks and changing timelines and priorities with flexibility and good humor
  • Curiosity about the Open Web and how it can improve the world

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