React Frontend Developer - Metadata Tools Team

Permanent employee, Full-time · Switzerland, Ireland or UK

What we’re looking for:

Our Metadata Tools team is seeking a React Frontend Developer to join our growing team. As a Frontend Developer at the Cardano Foundation you will build Web3 applications for all leading platforms (Web, Android, iOS) to help grow the Cardano ecosystem. We create Open Source tools and services for everyone who seeks to adopt the Cardano blockchain for solutions within their domain or industry sector. We are looking for you to help us lead the world into a decentralised, fair and sustainable future by providing the appropriate tools others can build upon.

The ideal candidate has solid knowledge of React based application development and has proven the ability to deliver high quality code whether in professional or free time/community driven projects. This also incorporates strong interpersonal skills and a solution oriented aptitude when it comes to the design of software systems. As we not only seek to support browser based but also native mobile applications the candidate should be able to evaluate and introduce new frameworks and combinations (e.g. Flutter based containers with embedded React applications) in order to define our stack for future developments.

Basic knowledge about blockchain technology in general or Cardano in particular is beneficial but you will get the possibility to learn along the way going through our onboarding curriculum.

We are looking for a motivated software engineer who is eager to learn and willing to leave a footprint in sustainable software development.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Building enterprise grade software with a mind blowing beautiful graphical user interface that helps in leveraging Cardano’s metadata features to build applications for Supply Chain, Digital Identity, e-Voting and other domains.

  • Create tempting front ends based on React and contribute to the UI design if this is of interest to you.

  • Contribute to defining and building development pipelines including automated unit- and integration-testing, code quality checks, automatic release management etc. to enable a comprehensive but lean software development process and provide high quality output of our tools.

  • Analyse customer requirements and derive user interface concepts and define technical implementation concepts based on that.

  • Be in direct exchange with our design department to stay on track on the latest corporate design changes.

  • Research new developments and exchange with the community to leverage the latest technology and constantly improve the software we build.

  • Contribute to our Open-Source repositories and get in contact with the community.

What we look for in you:
  • 3+ years of experience in the IT industry. 1+ year as React or Javascript Full stack/Frontend developer.

  • Write clean, straightforward, efficient code that satisfies acceptance criteria and specifications in Javascript and other languages of the web native stack (HTML, CSS)

  • Provent ability in transferring user requirements to user interface concepts and their implementation.  

  • Basic knowledge regarding the typical software development lifecycle tools like Git, unit- and integration testing for frontend development, building of CI/CD pipelines and other software development.

  • You are kind and respectful of others’ opinions and you are open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions.

  • Proficient English language and communication skills.

  • Self motivated, independent and well organised. Someone who works well on her own and with a team.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of blockchain technology in general or the Cardano blockchain and its ecosystem in particular.

  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms like asymmetric encryption, digital signatures and cryptographic hash functions.

Location preferences in order

  • Republic of Ireland

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.
About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 

  • All Cardano foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 

  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 

  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 

  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 

  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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