Lead Front End Engineer

New York
Technical Staff – Engineering /
/ Hybrid
The infrastructure stack for building decentralized systems is in the process of forming. As the scale and complexity of these systems and protocols grows, interoperability becomes an increasingly critical problem to solve. You will play a pivotal role in shaping how the decentralized web is connected.

You will be joining our core blockchain engineering team focused on User Interface and building our presence. You will apply your experience in web2 on both OSS work around IBC (https://ibcprotocol.org/) and the core Polymer protocol. Web3 and blockchain experience is explicitly not required but is a strong plus.

You Will:

    • Primarily be using React and TypeScript, focusing on the UIs of an OSS dashboard for IBC, and other Polymer specific ones.
    • Implementing initial prototypes and proofs of concept, and taking them all the way to production interfacing with developers building on the future standard networking layer of web3.
    • Focus on improving developer UX through the OSS IBC dashboard.
    • Maintain integrations with our work on an OSS IBC-SDK and other tooling.
    • Maintaining a robust suite of tests to ensure that the UI functionality of our products is of the highest quality.

What You Will Achieve:

    • In the first month, you will build a deep understanding of Polymer Lab’s core protocol and begin contributing to documentation of the product. You will have time to learn about the space, our customer’s needs, and the underlying technology.
    • Within 2 months, you will be fully integrated into the team and own the development of the OSS IBC dashboard. Success looks like sustainable growth and scaling the adoption of IBC and Polymer’s IBC transport hub.

You Have:

    • 5+ years of Frontend and/or Full Stack development utilizing HTML5 and JavaScript.
    • Experience with React or similar interactive web UI libraries.
    • A passion for growing and up-leveling your peers, and have pre-existing mentoring experience and a nuanced view around how to help junior engineers grow
    • Degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Experience working with distributed development and engineering teams.
    • Exposure to start-up or scale-up environment.
    • Interest in infrastructure, crypto, DeFi or willing to learn quickly.
    • Strong communication skills and fluent in English (written and spoken).

About The Team:

    • The engineering team is a diverse group of people with backgrounds working at a variety of both web2 and web3 organizations like Google, Uber, Chronosphere, Arista Networks, etc. Polymer Labs is a software development shop supporting the Polymer protocol and IBC (https://ibcprotocol.org/).

Our Benefits:

    • Competitive salary, equity/token grants, incentive compensation
    • Autonomous, distributed work environment collaborating with a diverse, global team
    • Opportunity to shape and contribute to industry-disrupting infrastructure
    • A place to openly learn bleeding edge innovation in a fast growing industry
    • Health insurance benefit
Polymer Labs is an equal opportunity employer. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't line up exactly with the job description.