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Frontend Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Singapore, SG
  • Remote friendly

2021-12-18 02:42:33 UTC

About Airfoil

Airfoil is a collective of designers, engineers, and artists helping cutting-edge products in crypto, the creator economy, and future of work take flight. Since our inception in 2019, we’ve worked with 80+ teams to bring their products to market, including Drift Protocol,, Solana Labs, Playhouse, Highbeam, and more.

As we increase our involvement in the web3 space and prepare to launch our own product offerings, we’re rapidly growing our Singapore-based (but remote friendly) engineering team.

As a fast-growing startup, working at Airfoil is both exciting and sometimes challenging.


  • We’ve helped some of the fastest-growing players in web3 get off the ground, and your work will have tremendous impact here. Products incubated and shipped at Airfoil can be seen by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, within months of launch.

  • We’re growing quickly, and joining Airfoil at this stage allows you to build something truly lasting, as well as “getting in at the ground floor” of web3.

  • We favor teammates who are collaborative > competitive, interested in learning and sharing what they learn, and truly lovers of their craft.


  • Many of the projects we build are zero-to-one — meaning there’s sometimes not a clear guidebook on how to build the solutions we want to build.

  • We’re rapidly scaling our team, and keeping company culture close-knit while increasing headcount is a challenge.

  • Developer tooling for web3 isn't that mature, and documentation can sometimes be sparse. In certain cases, we may need to build tooling and testing processes ourselves, from scratch.


About this role

We’re seeking to hire a Frontend Engineer to join our engineering team.

Engineers at Airfoil work either on internal products (Cheque, Mira, Flow) or on our partners’ products, typically in 4-6 month cycles (allowing you to contribute to various products across web3). We welcome candidates either in-person in Singapore or remote.


  • Bridge the gap between design and technical implementation

  • Collaborate closely with designers and clients, ensuring the technical feasibility of UI/UX design

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use 

  • Optimize applications for speed and scalability 


  • Professional experience with ReactJS or another modern JavaScript web framework (VueJS, Angular, Ember, etc)

  • Experience with writing automated tests (eg. Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape)

  • Experience using Git in a professional/workplace environment

  • A solid understanding in core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)

  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, CSS, and core JavaScript concepts

  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment

  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions

  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems

  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset

  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other parts of the organization

  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization

How we will support you

  • Access to mentorship from senior engineers from within the company and top startups

  • Access to learning resources and internal projects. 

  • Cross-border experience and training from tech company founders. Our team is led by Silicon Valley tech company founders hailing from the USA and Canada. We will be there to assist and advise you.

At Airfoil, we are committed to building a safe environment where you will be supported through your professional and personal growth. We are engineers second and people first.

Employment type

  • Full-time or contract 

Compensation and Benefits

We aim to provide highly competitive compensation for our industry, with benefits that help our employees focus on their work while maintaining a proper work-life balance.

Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • 🏥 75% healthcare reimbursement

  • 🦠 COVID test reimbursement (up to $275)

  • 🧠 Mental health coverage (up to $100/mo)

  • 🏋️‍♀️ Gym membership (up to $50/mo)

  • 🗓 Unlimited PTO, but 2 weeks required per year

  • 🌎 100% of home internet cost covered by Airfoil (up to $100/mo)

  • 💻 Equipment - desk, laptop, etc (up to $2000)

  • ✈️ $2500/year travel reimbursement

  • 🏢 100% of coworking space costs reimbursed when offices not available (up to $400/mo)

  • ☕️ Work from coffee shops (up to $100/mo)

  • 🤝 Conference attendance fees covered case-by-case (at least 1x/yr)

  • 📚 Learning and development stipend (up to $240/yr)


Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: While the outbreak is in place and working from home is recommended, all work will be conducted remotely. If it is safe to work in person, you will have the option of either working from home or in the office. 

Hiring process

  • Screw technical assessments: Selected candidates will be invited to showcase your projects / portfolio in a short call. Preferably, you have the project in a Github repo for us to review before the call.

  • Cultural fit: Next, the candidate will be invited to do a 45 minute call with the frontend team. The first 15 minutes will be introductions. Following that, we will pair program for 30 minutes to see how you convert a Figma design into actual code.

  • Next, the candidate will do a call with the CEO.

  • Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer.

We hire on a rolling basis. Hiring will close once we find a suitable candidate - apply early!

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Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Singapore