ANC SF FEDEV 102018

Frontend Engineer

SAN FRANCISCO ENGINEERING FULL-TIME


Anchorage:
Starting October 2017, our single focus has been to give institutional investors peace of mind when it comes to the safety of their digital assets. Through a unique combination of security engineering, financial services expertise, and user-centered experience design we are determined to create the world's most sophisticated crypto-native custodian.
Business Opportunity:
By creating a secure, SEC-qualified custodian, we will remove one of the final roadblocks stopping institutions from investing in the cryptocurrency asset class. We've heard this feedback consistently from family offices looking to diversify their portfolios, VC funds looking to invest in token sales, hedge funds interested in the volatility of these assets, sovereign wealth funds interested in taking large positions in the space, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, determined to regulate accordingly, protect investors, and maintain market soundness.
Our business is asset-agnostic and is built on the following 3 assumptions:
1. Blockchain and cryptoassets are here to stay.
2. Safe and secure custody of the underlying private keys will only increase in importance.
3. Institutional investment will bring additional legitimacy and trust to the cryptocurrency asset class and ultimately create a virtuous cycle of growth and stability for our business.

Role Description:

    • Create an intuitive user experience that simplifies complex data into digestible, actionable insights.
    • Build high fidelity data visualizations from the ground up, including: maps, charts, graphs, videos, and biometrics.
    • Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development.
    • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
    • Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.
    • Help scale the team.
    • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation.
    • Ship code that will impact the global economy.

Buzzwords:

    • Backend Tech: Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL.
    • Frontend Tech: JavaScript, ReactJS, Flow, D3, CSS Modules, Webpack, Jest, and Cypress.
    • Mobile Tech: Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods, and Secure Enclave.
    • Engineering Methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, container orchestration, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code.

Qualifications

    • You have real world experience building web applications/UI from scratch and supporting them over a meaningful period of time.
    • You’ve mastered at least one JavaScript framework (ex. React.Js, Angular.Js, Vue.Js, Ember, etc.)
    • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
    • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
    • You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
    • You self-describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail-oriented, hardworking, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action-oriented, and tenacious.

Bonus Points:

    • You have production experience with web security.
    • You’ve built a Chrome extension.
    • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
    • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
    • You have a background in the finance industry.
    • You've seen and were emotionally moved by the musical Hamilton (the founder of our nation's financial system :).
Team:
Founded by Nathan McCauley & Diogo Monica, the Anchorage team is backed by Chris Dixon at Andreessen Horowitz, Keith Rabois at Khosla Ventures, and a strategic group of angel investors across Silicon Valley and Wall Street.
Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Location
San Francisco CA

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