Are you an energetic, talented and experienced front end web and mobile developer who loves building precise but delightful interfaces in a fast-paced environment where you see the direct impact of everything you build on your users?

As a front end developer at Near, you will work closely with our product team and our deeply experienced designer to implement the interfaces and experiences for a wide range of web and mobile products from the main website to the education portal and supporting pages for developer tools.  You will also have plenty of opportunity to spin up smaller projects like making the front ends for example applications and product testing pages.

This is a high productivity and highly dynamic startup environment so you will need to be comfortable operating quickly but precisely amidst changing needs.  There is also lots of opportunity to help inform the product development process and inject your own creativity.

To be successful in this role, you will need strong experience outputting high precision interfaces and experiences in startup and/or consulting environments.  It requires a deep understanding of modern markup, styling best practices and the implementation of JavaScript components in React within a professional development workflow (Git + CI build tools/flows).  You’ll need to be sufficiently familiar with back-end systems (like Python) to integrate deeply with complex code bases. In such a dynamic environment, great communication is essential.


## Requirements:

While energy and enthusiasm are key, this is a position for **well-experienced developers only**.  At a minimum, you must be fully comfortable in the space between the mockup and the backend API, implementing interfaces in a crisp and precise way in both web and mobile.  You will need to debug JavaScript, hack CSS and deeply understand everything about how pages/UIs operate in the web and mobile environments.

The strongest and most senior candidates will have at least one of two additional specializations.  First, you might also have strong design skills and can take vague suggestions and turn them into beautiful experiences with little formal design guidance.  Or you might also have a deep understanding of logic that extends into and below the API layer, making you also versatile as a fullstack engineer who can take a logic-heavy user story from start to completion. 


## Key Outcomes:

  1. Rapidly implement and maintain interfaces and experiences across multiple core Near products including the main website, block explorer, educational portal, documentation and online IDE.
  2. Build beautiful front ends for example applications and product demonstration pages
  3. Where necessary, help developers who use our platform to integrate their front ends with our back end to create delightful experiences for their own users.


## Get to Know Near

Near is building the infrastructure of the decentralized web, including the NEAR Protocol smart contract platform and a variety of supporting tools.  NEAR is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications.  Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.


## Working at Near

At Near, you have the chance to become an early member of a world-class team with significant upside. The opportunity we are tackling will completely reshape the landscape of the web for decades to come and potentially affect billions of people.  We are funded by the top names in the industry and have attracted the best technical minds in the world to create a technology that will directly change the lives of billions of people.

This is a performance culture where you’ll be working alongside -- and learning from -- other top quality teammates executing at their best.  We value boldness, ownership, transparency, curiosity and experimentation. We pay competitively plus we offer all employees full health benefits, daily lunch and a fully stocked office within walking distance of BART in SOMA.

If you’re excited by the challenge of winning in the fastest moving ecosystem as a member of its best team, this might be a good fit.

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