Frontend Engineer at CoinJar

Internet, Engineering, Full-time, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia melbourne engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Welcome to CoinJar.

We’re a leading Australian Cryptocurrency exchange that has been helping Australians buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies for over 8 years. We have a strong focus on crafting engaging and easy to use mobile experiences that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. We are trendsetters in the Australian cryptocurrency space, and have consistently delivered innovative and first of its kind features and experiences to our Australian customers. Most of all we’re a passionate group of technical minded individuals, who have a deep passion for cryptocurrencies, web3, DAOs and blockchain technology in general.

We’re looking for a few qualities in our candidates. Our ideal candidate would have a passion for learning and a strong sense of pride in their work. You enjoy taking ownership of product features - seeing them through from design, implementation, until release with an eye for detail. You also enjoy working with talented individuals, collaborating on technical challenges and can bring new ideas and creative thinking to a team environment. Our ideal candidate would have an interest in cryptocurrencies, web3, DAOs, and finance in general but barring that, has a desire to learn the space and be part of leading wider cryptocurrency adoption in Australia

Who you are:

  • You can work well independently and in a team. You can design and develop features together with team-members and deliver solutions that get the job done.
  • You’re a lifelong learner, who has knowledge of/wants to learn more about cryptocurrencies and web3 in general
  • You have the ability to work with developers and designers to come up with good solutions to challenging problems.
  • You understand that crypto is one of the fastest moving spaces in the industry and realise that sometimes it’s a trade-off between “getting it perfect” and “getting it out there”; CoinJar has a track record of launching Australian first products
  • You are experienced in React or a similar frontend web library. You've built UIs before that are easy to use and are extensible for the future. You take pride in your work and know that good UI is a tradeoff between features, simplicity and user experience.

CoinJar is looking for engineers to help us build industry leading features on both mobile and web platforms. While it's not necessary that you know React Native, it's important to know that you will be working in a mobile first environment. We have a team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets who have all made the transition to mobile first development. While we are a mobile-first company, we do support web platforms and will consider someone with a strong React or similar skills or exprience. What’s most important is a desire to learn, and a positive attitude toward problem-solving. If you can get the job done, we don’t mind what your background is.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Be a respected member of the engineering team, working towards shipping features to users in a fast, but sustainable manner
  • Work with a Typescript/JavaScript codebase, deploying code that is continuously integrated in a mobile first pattern.
  • Can bring an open minded attitude towards software development with a desire to iterate and ship features that users want. No one in CoinJar owns the final outcome, it's a team effort and if you have a good idea, we'll listen to it.
  • Engage with the frontend and backend teams to produce code that is clean and well-developed.
  • Bring positive energy for the job and your coworkers, we’re a friendly and open bunch of individuals and love lending a hand wherever it’s needed

What We Look For In You

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in production-level software engineering, or similar experience. If you don't have production level experience, you've developed FOSS projects, or have tried your hand at creating a cool and novel thing. We're looking for developers that have a passion for frontend, and a problem solving mindset.
  • A reasonable level of user focused development. You can understand that software development is not always about requirements, but about letting users do what they need to do in the smoothest way possible.
  • A desire to learn frontend mobile development, and an interest in hybrid mobile technologies like React Native.

Nice To Haves

  • You’ve worked in the cryptocurrency space or have some fintech experience


  • We have a flexible approach to working, you can work wherever you want, there’s always someone at the office if you want to come in, but we’re leaning more towards a semi-remote experience as a company
  • Opportunity to experiment with bleeding edge technologies
  • You'll get a top-spec M1 MacBook Pro on your first day with your preferred configuration
  • Fee-free trading over cryptocurrencies on CoinJar
  • Competitive salary