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Senior Front End & Web3 Engineer - Remote

Premia

Premia

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024
Senior Frontend & Web3 Engineer - Remote
Premia is a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol specializing in trading options for cryptocurrency assets. It aims to provide a fully on-chain, trustless, and non-custodial platform for users to trade & earn. Premia offers a wide range of options products, including covered calls, cash-secured puts, and various multi-leg strategies, enabling users to hedge their positions, generate yield, or speculate on the future prices of digital assets. With a focus on user experience, liquidity, and capital efficiency, Premia strives to democratize options trading and bring institutional-grade derivatives products to the DeFi ecosystem.
We are a growing, globally distributed organization with opportunities for remote-first work. Despite being a relatively small team, we are one of the most impactful teams in crypto.
We’re looking for a passionate, self-motivated engineer to help us build the next generation of decentralized financial products. As a dedicated frontend engineer, you will gain ownership and responsibility over building and maintaining our existing suite of web products, as well as the ability to influence the creation, design, and execution of future products. You will be responsible for ensuring a consistent, high-quality user experience across blockchain-enabled trading interfaces, data-heavy analytics pages, education and documentation portals, and more.
Who are you?
A senior-level front-end engineer (TypeScript + React veteran) with a solid background in financial applications. You are familiar with decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain (or complementary Layer-2 networks) such as Premia and Uniswap, as well as centralized crypto applications such as Deribit and Coinbase, and understand the frontend technologies often used by these projects.
You are passionate about building highly scalable, resilient, and performant web interfaces for the next generation of financial applications on the internet and have a wide set of skills and experience to execute on this. You understand the necessity for building beautiful, reactive, and user-friendly applications in order to facilitate the transition to web3.
You have experience and are culturally aligned with fast-moving small teams. You have worked in a remote (globally distributed) team before, preferably in a startup environment. You are self-driven, highly knowledgeable about building performant, scalable React applications, and can ship features and patches swiftly when needed. You can identify company priorities, own them, and iterate quickly to ship the best solution within aggressive deadlines.
You understand the necessity of thoroughly testing financial applications and the interfaces thereof before and after shipping any feature to production. You have experience utilizing testing suites, CI/CD, and issue tracking systems to effectively maintain resilient production software at scale.
You can write and speak highly fluent English and have great communication skills. You work well in a team.
The Role:
Engineers at Premia work directly with our Chief of Engineering and the existing engineering team to innovate, architect, and develop user-facing features and new iterations of the Premia applications and product set.
In addition, you will work closely with other departments such as Cloud, Smart Contracts, Design, and Marketing teams to successfully plan, execute, and iterate on the implementation, testing, and deployment of new features and enhancements.
As a senior engineer, you will mentor other members of your team, and will make sure components and applications are shipped on time, well optimized, highly resilient, scalable to millions of users, and always running smoothly.
Responsibilities
- Design, scope, and estimate the development time required for financial application pages and features.
- Build, test, and ship features, patches, and updates to our web applications within reasonable, aggressive deadlines.
- Develop and maintain our frontend NPM packages such as the Premia SDK and other utility packages.
- Collaborate with multiple in-house teams and cross-functional partners on all aspects of product development.
- Identify and advocate for team-wide areas of improvement and best practices.
- Mentor team members to refine their technical and architectural skills and ensure an excellent user experience.
- Write clean, well-documented code and participate in leading code reviews to prevent technical debt.
Requirements
- Experience owning and shipping financial products
- 10+ years of industry experience in software engineering (include university and pre-university software engineering)
- A mastery of Javascript, Typescript, and React with an understanding of blockchain and cryptography fundamentals.
- Deep understanding of NextJS and modern tooling for application development in Typescript
- Experience working with GraphQL
- Understanding and experience working with databases such as MongoDB, SQL, Firebase, etc.
- Basic web3 understanding: Wallets, transactions, explorers, POW/POS, gas price, etc.
- Ability to quickly iterate and ship highly resilient, scalable code backed by complete test suites
- Ability to build modern, event-driven React frontends, converting Figma designs into functional components
- Deep understanding and experience with Git
- Knowledge of engineering best practices such as CI/CD and live issue tracking
- Exceptional judgment, problem-solving skills, and an analytical mindset
- Ability to work in areas beyond your comfort zone and motivation for personal growth
- A passion for life-long learning and a self-awareness of your learning style
Bonus Qualifications:
- Previous experience building applications with web3 libraries such as viem, ethers, wagmi, etc.
- Mastery of CSS, preferably via a library like Tailwind/StyleX
- Experience using financial applications or trading options personally
- Open source software contributions, especially to major web3 projects
- 4+ years of university-level software engineering training and education
Benefits
Work from anywhere (Remote-first), flexible working hours, flexible vacation policy, highly competitive compensation, ability to get paid in Crypto and earn startup allocation. You will join one of the most influential teams in web3 and have access to state-of-the-art engineering infrastructure. You will learn an enormous amount about the industry and earn highly valuable career experience.
Premia is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
Premia welcomes all qualified persons to apply. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a full time role. Applicants will require personal identification and a background check will be necessary for all potential employees.
To find out more you can view Premia's website at https://premia.blue/