Director of Front End Blockchain

Company: GCS
Location: New York , New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 12.FEB.2019
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Director of Front End ndash Blockchain New York, NY Salary up to 200k COMPANY A financial technology company providing enterprise-grade bloc...


Director of Front End ndash Blockchain New York, NY Salary up to 200k COMPANY A financial technology company providing enterprise-grade blockchain solutions is seeking a Director of Front End to join their NYC team. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Charlotte, this company provides turn key solutions to store, track and trade digital assets to help companies to innovate, differentiate and transform their businesses. ROLE The ideal candidate is an experienced Director of Software Engineering who is an extremely talented Front End JavaScript Engineer and has the ability to lead a team of front end developers in the development of industry leading blockchain solutions. You will build modular front end display widgets in React and HTML to interact with APIs. You are someone that can deliver rapid, collaborative development while collaborating with the core C developers to enhance the product offerings. In this role, you will Be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team focused on delivering world-class industrial-strength distributed-systems software Work with other developers, test engineers, analysts, and project managers to develop and deliver software products and solution implementations Contribute to the evolution and enhancement of both our trading venue and blockchain platform product lines Participate in solution developmentdelivery, using our products and platforms Leverage Agile practices to incrementally and iteratively deliver high value Analyze, design, code, and test software elements, with an eye for building functional, performant, scalable, solid production software in a timely manner Prepare technical documentation and diagrams Cultivate expertise in relevant aspects of target business domains and apply that knowledge to maximize technology value Work with JavaScript frameworks (ReactJS) to connect between our APIs and our front-end web interfaces. Design and develop new UI modules for our front-end applications, customer facing websites, and customer administrative interfaces. Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of various new technologies. Update job knowledge by researching new technologies and software products experimenting with new tools and technologies, including the technical direction for a Mobile application. Daily organization of the front-end development team including source-code standards, developer productivity and project assignment, software quality and release management. SKILLS Strong, hands on capabilities in JavaScript ReactJS. Experience designing large scale Web applications supporting 24 x 7 operation, large user base ( 250,000), rapid release cycles, and scalability. Experience in managing a diverse group of JavaScript engineers, with team building, performance management, recruiting and mentoring. Drive development standards for the front-end team across test-driven development, continuous integration, automated testing, and source-tree organization. Passionate about rapid development and working with a fast-paced team, primarily within an Agile development culture. UX or Visual Design capabilities a plus but not a requirement. Knowledge of Bitcoin, Blockchain, or Cryptocurrencies a plus. Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to collaborate with both technical and business staff. Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment. Passionate about technology and problem-solving. Desire to learn about complex financial business domains. Ability to work rapidly in changing and evolving technologies. If interested, please apply right away.

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