Senior Node.js / JavaScript Developer

New York, New York
Diary of a Made Man
We are looking for a Senior Node.js Developer in a Remote Contract Role responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.


    • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
    • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
    • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
    • Implementation of security and data protection
    • Integration of data storage solutions (may include databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc.)

Skills and Qualifications

    • Masters of Science in Computer Science or related field
    • Fluent in English
    • Strong proficiency with JavaScript
    • Knowledge of Node.js and frameworks available for it 
    • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
    • Good understanding of server-side templating languages
    • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors 
    • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS3
    • Understanding accessibility and security compliance 
    • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
    • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
    • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
    • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs. desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
    • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
    • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
Diary of a Made Man is the social media platform of Ian Balina. Ian Balina is a Blockchain Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. He has built three million-dollar businesses from the ground up, and appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine for his work in analytics, cryptocurrencies, and entrepreneurship. A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, “money-ball” approach to investing in blockchain startups, called “Token Metrics”. Ian is a founder and General Partner at 100X Advisors a blockchain investment and advisory firm. Last year 100X Advisors traveled to over 35 countries evangelizing blockchain while investing in 15 different blockchain startups in 15 different countries. Originally from humble means, Ian is dedicated to giving back through his philanthropic efforts with Children of Uganda and Black Girls Code.

Press mentions:

TODAY Show (Australia) – Ian Balina Discusses Bitcoin on the TODAY Show on Australian TV 

CNBC – Ian Balina on CNBC Crypto Trader Discussing ICOs and Token Metrics 

CNBC - Ian Balina at International Blockchain Congress 

Forbes - No More Hype: Time To Separate Crypto From Blockchain Technology 

Thrive - How A Native Ugandan Built A Crypto Empire and is Now Helping Other Marginalized Groups Succeed 

BlockTelegraph - This 30 Year Old Crypto Millionaire Is Teaching Marginalized Groups About Tech 

Et Al - Ian Balina Can’t Show You the Path to Wealth. He Says You Have to Create Your Own.