Founding Frontend Engineer

San Fransisco/New York

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About Axel

Axel builds developer infrastructure for the future of finance. We’re unlocking financial freedom for everyone, starting with the developer. As the leading universal and composable decentralized finance infrastructure platform, we’ve built the world class developer tooling needed to make building on the blockchain frictionless.

Developers and companies worldwide use Axel to build incredible applications and systems that leverage permissionless financial technologies — lending markets, yield protocols, staking, decentralized exchanges, and more. Our customers’ onboarding experience and home is through our web dashboard, where they use Axel to manage their API keys as well as instantiate, debug, monitor, and launch their apps.

Axel is extremely well funded from phenomenal investors and some of the brightest minds in technology, giving us many years of runway and the ability to provide significant equity, pay competitive salaries, and offer great benefits.

The Role

You do not need to have any blockchain, web3/crypto, or DeFi experience to work in this role at Axel — we uphold a culture of collaborative coaching and learning. We ensure you’re fully equipped with the skill set you need to excel in this space.

As a frontend engineer at Axel, you’ll be building the user-facing features that are critical to customers’ success while also defining the internal standards and tooling that empower our own engineers with a great development experience.

  • Dictate core, front-facing user experiences. You’ll be building out AxelOS, our API dashboard. This dashboard should be the home for our developers to track their transactions, use our debugging tools, monitor overall app health, and leverage our auxiliary feature sets.

  • Own our technology stack. Develop and own best practices for our frontend stack, with a focus on developer accessibility.

  • Play as a team. At Axel, engineering is a team sport. We believe a great team member is someone who does their best work, supports others, and loves giving and receiving feedback.

  • Obsess over the best developer experiences. Discovering and implementing UX best practices to provide a consistent seamless experience to our users.

  • Operate with flexibility and transparency. Define and uphold best practices around code quality, strong typing, and API design.

About you

You would be a good fit if you have:

  • Rigorous JavaScript and HTML/CSS experience, including extensive knowledge of popular front end frameworks (e.g. React, Vue, Angular, etc.) and developer tooling

  • Background in Computer Science or a technically related field

  • Self-starter attitude and the ability to execute new ideas with autonomy

  • Proficiency with TypeScript/JavaScript, React (or equivalent), HTML/CSS, and NodeJS

  • A deep understanding of the architecture of modern client-side React applications. This includes working with Typescript in React and familiarity with React Hooks

  • Know how to find a genuine balance between perfection and shipping quickly

  • A combined skillset and passion for great user experience and API design

  • Passion for decentralized finance and blockchains is a plus!

  • A “can-do” hustler mentality, being a former founder, or building side projects is a huge plus!

The Team

Our current team is focused primarily on engineering and design. We believe the magic happens when we’re in person. Our headquarters are based in Silicon Valley.

If you are not based in the Bay Area and want to be IRL with the team, we can help you relocate or fly you to the HQ on a regular basis.

We're small, scrappy team, and we value building a thoughtful and intentional company culture.


Let's build together

Join hundreds of developers and companies integrating with Axel

Let's build together

Join hundreds of developers and companies integrating with Axel

Let's build together

Join hundreds of developers and companies integrating with Axel