FRONTEND ENGINEER (Mobile/Web)

As a Frontend Engineer

YOU:

…are passionate about Frontend Development and have a proven affinity with UX and visual design principles.

…have previously worked on blockchain projects.

…have the magic to turn designs into well-functioning responsive products.

…are quick to reach consensus with other team members, which allows you to work in a more streamlined and performance-focused manner.

…will be part of a small team that consists of passionate, intelligent people with a pragmatic nature who are always willing to share their knowledge.

 

The way we work and Who we are

WE:

…work with solidly established processes that let you focus on what you do best.

…give everyone a chance to be heard, shape solutions and see their impact.

…maintain a flat hierarchy that values everyone’s contribution and brings out the best in all of us.

…highly value positive energy, diversity and inclusion.

…believe in clear communication and continuous learning.

 

This is you in a nutshell:

DESCRIPTION:

  • – You have at least 4 years of experience in Frontend engineering.
  • – Are able to integrate frontend with Sovrin as a backend
  • – Work very closely with development and business teams and can articulate a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our frontend projects
  • – Create trustworthy user experiences by building interfaces that are simple, easy to comprehend, performant and reliable
  • – Turn a vision into a tangible development roadmap and keep track of it at all times
  • – Add positive energy to every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.
  • – Translate UI designs, wireframes, and mockups into high-quality, well-tested code
  • – Write clean, maintainable code and testing environments.
  • – Understand frontend development frameworks, including (but not limited to): Java, React.js, Angular.js or Vue.js
  • – Estimate task durations and log project hours and have experience with Scrum/Agile
  • – Are okay with contributing to side projects, such as our corporate websites, UI, performance, etc.

 

We offer

A friendly and modern workplace in the Apollo 14 impact hub of The Hague. We work with one of the largest NGOs in the world, creating the impact needed in the identity space for social and economic inclusion. You will be working with dynamic professionals and ego-free team players who value taking initiative and spearheading development processes. You can count on a competitive salary, creative freedom, and plenty of ways to increase your skills in an inspiring international environment. We also always have international events and trips planned throughout Europe, the U.S. and MENA region, where the core team is usually present; being an early team member makes you core! We are impacting the lives of billions of people, hence changing the meaning of being a “billionaire”!

So are you the next Frontend Billionaire? Please Apply by emailing a resume with a cover letter to: jobs@tykn.tech

 

 

 

The Future of Cash Based Assistance

WHY:

The International Disaster Database records a steady increase in the frequency of natural disasters over the past 35 years. In the past 10 years, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises have almost doubled, whilst the cost of humanitarian assistance has tripled. For this reason, the humanitarian world is undergoing a transformation in the way that aid is delivered. This transformation must not compromise the humanitarian principles of impartiality, neutrality and independence.

Assistance must always reach the most vulnerable. An effective way to support people affected by natural disasters is through a combination of CBA and FBF. FBF allows for both decision-makers and people affected to better prepare for and cope with natural disasters and thus reducing needs when disaster strikes. CBA offers a more efficient and dignified means to deliver assistance, empowers people in need and fosters local economies.

CURRENT CHALLENGES:

However, these CBA programs face multiple challenges. Every disaster type and local context has its unique set of challenges and in turn a unique set of solutions. The scope of the current solutions differ dramatically from high digital connectivity, to that of low or no connectivity. For this reason we started with a common set of parameters that we want to improve on. These can be clustered as:

TIME: Depending on the location, getting cash-based assistance to the most vulnerable can be a slow process. We aim for a system to trigger fund release from anything up to 6 days to 24 hours before a natural disaster strikes (for early warning and early action).

SAFETY: Both Red Cross field staff & volunteers, and the recipients of assistance, are vulnerable due to large amounts of physical cash.

COSTS: International bank transfers, hiring security and in-country logistical challenges creates high costs.

INCLUSIVENESS: Beneficiaries do not always have a proof of identity and are therefore not easily included in humanitarian aid across various humanitarian organizations.

SCALABILITY: Current solutions differ dramatically in each context.

WHO:

510 together with Tykn.tech are exploring the potential of humanitarian aid integrating blockchain in current humanitarian operations.

HOW:

We gathered both teams to meet with a diverse group, including experienced Red Cross cash delegates, system engineers, econometricians and social scientists. Through numerous sessions, we established the current and potential user journeys for all stakeholders. Highlighting challenges of beneficiary registration due to a lack of proof of identity. Incorporating the knowledge of a 150 years of providing humanitarian aid, we look at the social & economic factors that affect the potential technological applications and algorithms that can help identify and ultimately reach the most vulnerable.

WHEN:

The project will conduct a pilot integration in at least one of the current Red Cross operations during 2018.

WHERE:

The ultimate goal is to develop a system that can adapt to any type of disaster in any location. In the interest of scalability, we are exploring two very different local contexts. One with high digital connectivity as with St Maarten, and one with low to no connectivity such as the most vulnerable areas of Malawi.

Dr. Moe Levin Joins Tykn as Strategic Advisor

We are extremely proud to announce the addition of Dr. Moe Levin to our board of strategic advisors. Although he requires little introduction, Dr. Levin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Keynote, which organises events that lay emphasis on actionable innovations and technologies that add value to our everyday lives.

He is an investor in high-tech startups, advisor to governments, regulators, banks and venture-backed companies, such as Tykn. He is currently part of The Global Blockchain Council in Dubai (2015 – present) and Co-Founder of the first accredited Blockchain Academy. He is an early investor in RSK Labs, Labfresh and Dropbox and responsible for launching his own venture-backed startup in Europe which raised $30m from Richard Branson, Index Ventures and others.

“Fundamentally, one of the big aims of Blockchain technology is the ability to have a record of all information in a hyper-efficient and accessible way. Banking, remittances, and supply chain optimisation has seen the tremendous benefit that implementing this technology brings. To me, even more important is the ability to document the undocumented, to give an identity to those that need it the most, and include the excluded. With this in mind, Tykn has positioned itself as a leader in the space and I have no doubt that the team will continue to be successful in their noble goals of creating a world without borders, barriers, or undocumented people.”

Tykn as new Founding Steward of Sovrin’s Trust Framework

Tykn can proudly announce the position of Founding Steward in the Sovrin Network, world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network. The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector non-profit that works internationally in the realm of human digital governance by setting up a trust framework necessary to ensure the integrity of the network.

Tykn has overlapping values in regard to a transparent, diffused and neutral trust framework. The Sovrin network is a permission-based network, and the infrastructure for consensus in regard to identity transactions is provided by permissioned stewards who work independently, running their nodes on the network. With the combination of a network of independent stewards and the infrastructure of the blockchain, a system of checks and balances is set-up in which trust is earned by actions within the network.

The Tykn Team aims to provide the tools to connect with the Sovrin Network as independent Founding Stewards and with this the tools to safeguard identity.