Institute For the Future

Frontend Engineer – Web3 Focused (Remote)

Work Type: Contract

We are looking for a talented Frontend Engineer to join our fast-growing team with a key eye for design, and experience in building complex Web3 applications. The successful candidate will work closely with the in-house software engineering team to build beautiful user interfaces, and develop integrations with Web3 applications.

Scope of Work
Successful candidates will be working on a very ambitious project on building the new generation of on-chain education.


  • Lead the frontend design, development, and implementation.
  • Write client-side code to create super-fast, easy-to-use web-based applications.
  • Build libraries and frameworks that support complex web applications, speedup development efficiency and improve code quality.
  • Comfortable building components that are reusable and can be shared between teams.
  • Develop front-end interfaces to interact with smart contracts (e.g., using Web3js, Ethers).
  • Integrate with complex back-end operations that support decentralized applications (using RESTful APIs).
  • Maintain source code and troubleshoot systems.
  • Stay informed of emerging technologies and provide research, test and support as needed.


Academic Qualifications

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or equivalent industry experience. A Master’s degree in a related field will be considered as an advantage.
  • A Professional Certification that relates to Web frontend development will be considered as an advantage.
Job-specific skills

  • Minimum 2+ years developing production JavaScript code.
  • 1+ years of full-time experience in a blockchain-based project.
  • Knowledge of the frontend tech stack: node.js, npm, javascript, typescript and popular. frameworks such as ReactJS, Next.js (please have examples front-ends that you built ready)
  • Strong knowledge with Javascript libraries e.g., Web3.js, Ethers.
  • Experience with GraphQL.
  • Proven track record of delivering projects with high quality UI.
  • Have worked with sass or css-in-js libraries.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Javascript, Python, Java etc.
  • Deep understanding of the front-end development cycle and integration with back-end services.
  • In general, you should be fascinated about building decentralized applications with a strong eye for design and understanding of UI/UX.

Bonus points (if you have):

  • Deep commercial understanding of blockchain and Ethereum/EVM.
  • Experience with Solidity and smart contract development..
  • Experience with backend development

Personal Qualifications

  • Desire to keep up with modern best practices in software development for Web3 and shape our tech stack as we build out new systems and services.
  • Self-motivated and able to tackle challenging, complex problems in an individual or team-based setting.
  • You have an innate curiosity about Web3, NFTs, and the Blockchain space.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and high-quality output.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
Information and Application

For a formal application, please submit your CV accompanied by a cover letter through our online recruitment system

Candidates are welcome to work or relocate to our main campus in Nicosia.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All applications will be treated in confidence.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

Who are we? 

The Institute for the Future (IFF) is a cross-disciplinary research institute at UNIC, pursuing world-class research and education at the intersection of exponential technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality. IFF hosts more than 40 faculty, researchers, developers, and support staff from UNIC and partner institutions and, among other activities:

  • 2013: accepted BTC for tuition
  • 2014: world’s first full academic MSc program in blockchain education since 2014
  • 2021: launched UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative, a new comprehensive initiative focused on the academic, research and policy issues relating to the metaverse, with a particular emphasis on open public systems and standards
  • 2021: NFTValuations, for calculating market capitalizations for Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collections
  • 2022: launched the first 100% on-chain university course "Introduction to NFTs and the Metaverse" co-led by Prof. George Giaglis and @punk6529

The IFF is an equal opportunity employer, and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and business need.


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