Frontend Software Engineer

Kyokan Published: May 25, 2018
San Francisco- Remote, United States of America
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Job Description

Kyokan is a software engineering consultancy that builds products and infrastructure for the crypto asset industry. Founded by software engineers who have worked at Symphony Communications, Wealthfront, and Uber, we are bootstrapped and profitable. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, we're building remote-first, distributed product teams. We are laying the foundation for a robust, collaborative, friendly, and diligent product culture that will last for decades. We value dedication to craft, intrinsically motivated pursuit of mastery, and care for quality. We bring a relentless drive to deliver outsized impact to the projects we collaborate with. We believe that public blockchains will replace networks with markets, enabling a future with greater efficiency and individual agency. We are looking for exceptional software engineers and product-focused professionals to join us.

A Typical Week:
- You'll collaborate with product managers, designers, and software engineers to solve problems for products that interact with public blockchains.
- You'll work with new technologies, smart contract languages, and layer2/scaling solutions.
- You'll interact directly with users, clients, partner product teams outside of Kyokan, and the wider OSS ecosystem, to better understand their needs.
- You'll stay close to the code, solving real user problems and contributing to the state of the art in public chain infrastructure, developer tooling, and distributed application (DApp) development.

- Build and improve client-side applications and interfaces that interact with public blockchains, including decentralized applications (DApps), wallets, and developer tools
- Design and implement resilient, scalable, and performant UIs
- Work remotely with multidisciplinary teams to build, maintain and define requirements for production applications serving millions of users

Minimum qualifications:
- At least two years of frontend development experience
- Experience designing modular frontend components
- Strong HTML, JavaScript, and CSS skills
- Effective verbal and written communicator, able to receive product requirements and explain technical concepts when interacting with multidisciplinary teams
- Experience writing tests for frontend components and application logic
- Experience with at least one modern frontend framework, (e.g. React/Redux, Angular4/Typescript, Vue, MobX, etc.)

Preferred qualifications: 
- 4 or more years of frontend experience
- Experience designing modular frontend components
- Experience building blockchain applications (Web3, Solidity, Truffle, etc)
- Extensive experience with CSS grid and flexbox properties.
- Knowledge of Responsive Web Design, Adaptive Web Design, and mobile first approaches
- JS/CSS/SVG animations and transitions
- Knowledge of Photoshop & Invision
- Ability to start from PSDs to deliver production-ready web applications, ability to think creatively or autonomously create variations of a design, with an eye for user experience and an interface’s edge cases
- Experience designing websites or applications

View JD here 

Kyokan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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