Stacker News is a platform for digital communities with digital economies. Using bitcoin, lightning, web of trust, nostr, and what comes next, SN wants to be a virtual city center for curious people.
SN is seeking an Everything Engineer to be programming hire #2, serve the 15k+ registered stackers, and attract and prepare SN for the next 100k.
You'll contribute to the hard problems we believe the internet needs to solve: non-custodial lightning app wallets, user generated economies, censorship-resistance, privacy preserving business models, decentralized social media, decentralized trust, using money to determine information quality, and sybil-resistance in the digital commons.
Bitcoin's properties are SN's goal post. My dream is for SN to breathe - to function autonomously by virtue of its incentives and the value it brings people.
What we mean by everything engineer:
- comfortable building UI/UX and optimizing and scaling backends
- not afraid of designing protocols and algorithms, and writing system software if/when needed
- open to learning whatever is necessary to get the job done
- you don't need to be told what to do
- programming is your calling, you aim to be a master, and you'd program even if it didn't pay well
You should be:
- extraordinarily honest
- extraordinarily open
- extraordinarily curious
- attracted to solving hard problems
You should be experienced with most of the major components in our stack:
SN is FOSS and you can peep it here: https://github.com/stackernews/stacker.news
SN's solution scope spans non-technical domains and you should at least be excited to learn about them:
- game theory
- group psychology
- network effects
- information mapping
If you don't qualify for this job (yet!) and you want to get paid to work on SN, SN is FOSS and we pay sats for PRs. Create or tackle an issue on github: https://github.com/stackernews/stacker.news
Compensation will be based on excellence. We can cover medical and dental.