Front End Engineer

  • AlphaPoint
  • New York, New York
  • Oct 13, 2018

Job Description



About AlphaPoint:

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company helping make illiquid assets liquid. It enables customers to launch new products and services by providing institutions enterprise-grade blockchain solutions to digitize assets, launch markets, and reduce operational costs. AlphaPoint has customers across 5 continents with offices in New York, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Position Profile:
The AlphaPoint team is looking for an extremely talented backend/frontend Javascript Engineer to design and build JavaScript libraries targeting websocket API and a framework to manage components in the system. These libraries interface between our public/private APIs and the web based front end of our industry leading digital currency exchange. We are looking for an individual who can deliver rapid, collaborative development in conjunction with our core C# developers and our front end html team.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Build infrastructure to run customer uploaded trading strategies built in JS. Client dashboard, security container, statistics, backtesting tools, framework to abstract websocket API, etc.
  • Build an API abstraction layer that sits between the consumer and the API server. This will maintain state for orders, market data, etc.
  • Work with JavaScript frameworks (Angular and React) to connect the API abstraction layer to front end web interfaces.
  • Design and develop new UI modules for our customer facing websites as well as for internal and customer administrative interfaces.
  • Investigate and recommend awesome UI technologies for market data, orders, account management, strategies, backtesting, etc. We're thinking Canvas (EaselJS), WebGL.
  • Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of various new technologies.
  • Define system objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality.
  • Update job knowledge by researching new technologies and software products; experimenting with new tools and technologies.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's in computer science or Military experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with REACT.
  • At least 5 years of experience with REACT framework is preferred.
  • Capital Markets experience is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space.

AlphaPoint is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability or genetic information, gender identity or national origin