Overview

About Us:

Blockworks is a fast-growing financial media brand that delivers breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors.

Our editorial content, newsletters, podcasts and events provide investors with the critical analysis and information they need to make smarter decisions about digital assets.

About the Role:

As our first engineering hire, you’ll have a unique opportunity to own several different projects and help us build the engineering team and tech stack.

We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer who has a passion for building experiences users will love, has strong design sensibilities, and is very comfortable working with both frontend and backend code.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the product and technical direction of a fast-paced, growing startup.

We want to find the best person for the role regardless of where you are located. This role is open for candidates who are working remote as well as candidates who prefer to work from our New York City office.

What You’ll Do:

  • Plan, shape, and build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, implementation, and maintenance
  • Examples of product features include: building data metrics into our website, building a referral campaign on top of our newsletter, increasing site speed, integrate 3rd party services into our website and newsletter, build podcast pages that automatically update upon release of shows
  • Help build both our tech stack and our engineering team
  • Collaborate with our marketing and editorial teams to deliver and learn from experiments that move core business metrics
  • Get to know the Blockworks reader to understand key points in their journey and uncover insights that will drive activation and engagement

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of experience working on both frontend and backend engineering problems
  • A desire to make beautiful experiences for users, with a focus on writing maintainable code that is easy to understand
  • Well-versed in modern frontend frameworks and best practices
  • Robust knowledge of web application performance
  • Comfortable making decisions in ambiguous situations with changing or unknown requirements
  • Prior experience in a small startup or incubator environment
  • Strong project scoping and project management skills
  • Our current website is on WordPress so WP experience is a plus
  • Bonus: advanced analytical thinking; experience making product decisions based on data and A/B testing; experience working in media is a plus, experience with data visualization, SEO knowledge

Salary & Benefits

  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Competitive pay
  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Remote work-station stipend
  • Training & development
  • Learning stipend
  • Team happy hours and outings (even while remote!)
  • Generous vacation and PTO policyCommuter benefits

What We Need From You:

If this sounds like a place you could make your mark, please submit your resume to careers@blockworks.co with “Engineer + Your Name” in the subject line.

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Blockworks is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

If you know someone who’d be perfect for the role, email us and you’ll be eligible for $2,500!

To apply for this job email your details to careers@blockworks.co