Senior Front-End Developer @MakerDAO

Maker DAO

Full time

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Jan 4

Senior Front-End Developer

Americas

About Maker

About MakerDAO and the Maker Foundation

MakerDAO is a smart contract platform on the Ethereum blockchain that backs and dynamically stabilizes the value of the Dai stablecoin. Dai, the world’s first unbiased currency, is part of the growing universe of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). There are no central operating actors at MakerDAO-- both its code (or protocol) and governing community are decentralized. The Maker Foundation was formed to bootstrap the protocol, governance operations and community development. The Foundation includes over 80 people who are building the framework for MakerDAO to successfully thrive on its own.

About the team

The Javascript Product (front-end) team has first class blockchain expertise, and we've worked on several frontends for Maker in the past. Our main current focus is vote.makerdao.com. We want to make the team even more effective with a frontend specialist. In the short term, this person would help us deliver features faster, and in the long term, they would help upskill the whole team.

What you will be doing

You will work closely with the product and design teams in an agile process to deliver high-quality product, making good choices for architecture as well as supporting other developers for technical advice and coaching. You will also do a lot of pair programming to share knowledge and create solutions!

What you will need technically:

  • JavaScript & Node.js
  • React.js, Redux and related libraries (e.g. Zustand)
  • Responsive design, accessibility, & design system, with some understanding of how sites like Stripe and NYTimes.com do styling
  • Front-end performance
  • bundle sizes, CDN caches, static vs dynamic pages, service workers
  • UX metrics like largest contentful paint & first input delay
  • Release processes & devops (Next.js, AWS)

Nice to haves

  • TypeScript 
  • Working with Next.js advanced features
  • Building dapps on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Knowledge of the Dai Stablecoin System 

About you

  • You’re curious about Blockchain and willing to learn and keep at the forefront of cryptocurrency continually
  • You’re a collaborator at heart that loves to share knowledge with others
  • You care about building high-quality code, at scale 
  • You crave the opportunity to work alongside the best Ethereum Developers in this space 
  • You enjoy being a part of a feedback culture with shared code ownership and want to make a difference worldwide


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