Senior Frontend Engineer

  • Spain
  • November 16, 2021

Recruiter Note: We have an office in central Barcelona, but we are equally eager to speak with candidates based in elsewhere in Spain who'd like to work remotely. Background Apto Payments is tra

Recruiter Note: We have an office in central Barcelona, but we are equally eager to speak with candidates based in elsewhere in Spain who’d like to work remotely.


Apto Payments is transforming the card issuance industry. We help companies issue new kinds of cards with a better cardholder experience by removing constraints and enabling new use cases. Founded in 2014 as Shift Payments, the company worked with Coinbase to launch the first Bitcoin debit card. Today, as Apto, our mission is ambitious, creating new ways to connect people to their assets – crypto and non-crypto – by helping companies successfully launch innovative, user-centric card programs.

Apto is a well funded early stage startup, headquartered in San Francisco. We are focused on growing our business in a responsible way, building best-in-class products while managing regulatory and financial risk. We’re motivated to empower developers and customers to design and build the next generation of can’t-live-without card products. Our headquarters are in Barcelona and San Francisco, but we have fully embraced and are constantly improving our remote-focused culture.

The role

We are looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to help build the future of payments by helping us to develop the next version of our developer portal, our documentation site, and our webpage and SDKs

No fixed schedule

Although sometimes we have virtual meetings in APTO we work for objectives. You and your manager will be in charge of deciding your workload in each sprint, which will be a maximum of 40 hours per week. From there, organise your time as you prefer.

No fixed location

We have offices in Barcelona and San Francisco but we are a 100% remote company so we are ok if you want to work from Bali.

We love to do things well

We have a lot of tests, we use React, Typescript, Chromatic, Storybook and many other tools so that both the development experience and the product are the best possible.

About You

You are a motivated, proactive, self-teaching Frontend Engineer that wants to own more of the frontend stack. You know what you are good at and you work to fill your gaps to ensure you deliver the best possible experience to our stakeholders..

You also have:

  • An engineering mindset, demonstrated by a STEM degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of frontend development experience.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Proficiency in React and Typescript is preferred, but high-level candidates in other languages will definitely be considered as well
  • A deep understanding of the basics of web development.
  • A passion for clean code
  • Sound judgement for balancing when to cut corners vs. long-term code maintainability.
  • Proficiency with a code versioning tool such as Git
  • Familiarity with some form of test driven development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; able to effectively collaborate with technical and business partners.
  • The ability to understand and suggest improvements in our code as well as write the necessary tests to be sure that the features that you deliver are good to be shipped.


  • Competitive salary and equity.
  • Fully-paid healthcare for you and dependents
  • Stipend for ongoing professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of impact-driven individuals
  • Opportunity to build solutions for millions of people around the world
  • Hybrid work environment – Ability to work from a local office (if we have one) or remote depending on location. Take an in-person meeting when it’s more efficient, and skip the commute when it’s not needed.

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