Front-End Engineer

Remote /
Engineering – Application /
Espresso's mission is to bring Web3 applications like decentralized finance, NFTs, and DAOs to the mainstream by making them cheaper, scalable, and more private for users.

Espresso is focused on achieving cheaper transactions than any other blockchain scaling solution through a new proof-of-stake protocol that integrates a decentralized ZK-Rollup. This protocol acts as both as a standalone platform and also a solution to be used by existing blockchains like Ethereum.

In addition to scalability, Espresso supports applications with greater privacy guarantees than exist in today's smart contract ecosystems. Leveraging zero-knowledge proofs, Espresso has developed the Configurable Asset Privacy (CAP) protocol that allows developers to determine what transactional data remains private and for whom.

Contributors to Espresso comprise a diverse team located around the world. We are passionate about building a better infrastructure for how we transact and interact online. We are builders, designers, researchers, and hackers and have contributed in academia, in open source communities, in policymaking, and beyond. We are backed by over $30mm in funding from leading investors in technology and crypto including Greylock Partners, Electric Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Polychain Capital.

As a Front-End Engineer, you will closely collaborate with fellow engineers and product managers. Your focus will be on the web and front-end applications that allow end-users to easily, effectively, and securely interact with Espresso's ecosystem.

Responsibilities

    • Participate in the design and implementation of front-end applications which interact with the Espresso blockchain
    • Work with the product and systems engineering teams to ideate, design, architect, implement, and deploy front-end applications from start to finish
    • Represent Espresso at industry and academic conferences and other events

Requirements

    • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or relevant field, or equivalent computer science and software engineering experience
    • Significant experience building modern web applications
    • Proficiency with a modern web development stack
    • Knowledge of software engineering and security best practices
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Passion for writing clean code

Preferred

    • Experience working with blockchain systems, such as Ethereum
    • Enthusiasm for the rapidly developing blockchain ecosystem

Benefits

    • Competitive salary and ownership
    • Work from anywhere: we are a remote team and will supply you with everything you need for your own work setup, including co-working space local to you if you want it. Note that we mostly collaborate around US time zones.
    • Unlimited vacation policy, with a minimum of two weeks per year
    • 401k, life insurance, and Long-term disability
    • Top-tier healthcare including dental and vision for all United States-based employees