Software Engineer, React
NEAR is a sharded, developer-friendly, proof-of-stake public blockchain, built by a world-class team that has built some of the world's only sharded databases at scale.
We build infrastructure for the Open Web.
Bitcoin proved Open Money. Ethereum Open Finance. NEAR brings this power and promise to every other part of the Web.
We'll grow the blockchain space from 10,000 developers to millions. We'll put financial and governance tools into the hands of every mom-and-pop development team. We'll give every participant in the Open Web voice in emerging systems of global cooperation. We work for a Web where creators and entrepreneurs earn equal wealth from their platforms. We work for a Web where data and identity exist separate from apps. The Open Web is NEAR.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NEAR closed a fundraising round of $21.6M, led by a16z. NEAR raised an additional $30M during a token sale in August.
We need someone who can help us develop and ship industry-leading tools.
- 3+ years in a software engineer role
- The ability to solve all sorts of frontend engineering tasks
- Deep understanding of React (Next.js) practices (such as state management solutions, server-side rendering)
- Fluency in TypeScript (or relevant experience with statically-typed languages)
- Experience with WAMP-proto (or WebSocket / pub-sub APIs)
- Basic knowledge of SQL
- Community focus and open-source mindset
- 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
What You'll Do
- Design and develop frontend projects like NEAR 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
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. Some hubs are located in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, the US and China. 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.