It would be an understatement to say that the jobs market has had a rough 2020. But despite ongoing economic challenges and a surfeit of applicants for every vacancy, the demand for blockchain experts remains high. Backend developers, analysts, researchers, marketers, engineers, paralegals — the crypto industry is developing at a rapid rate, and job openings continue to appear as startups look to find the right candidate.
Unlike many conventional industries, crypto and blockchain firms already employed a high percentage of remote workers before the crisis hit, meaning their operations have been largely unaffected by enforced furloughs and work-from-home orders. Without further ado, here are eight crypto and blockchain companies that are hiring right now.
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Validation Capital is a Toronto-based startup specializing in the supply of secure node infrastructure and investment capital to elite proof-of-stake blockchain networks. Harnessing a quarter-century of capital and investment experience, the team is also qualified in cybersecurity, software development and network architecture. Validation Capital is headed up by Michael Horowitz, formerly the founder and general partner of blockchain digital asset fund Chaintech Digital.
Validation Capital is currently recruiting an entrepreneurially-minded devops engineer, ideally one with a working knowledge of tools like Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Prometheus and Alertmanager. Familiarity with security stacks such as HSMs, secure cloud network architecture and container security would be advantageous, as would experience of cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure). The role itself will involve lead network design for nascent blockchain networks and cloud providers, as well as service development and infrastructure deployment.
Wyre, Inc is on a major recruiting drive at the moment. The fintech firm, established in 2013, is at the epicenter of the crypto space in the U.S. (namely San Francisco) and has a lofty ambition to change the global payment landscape by pioneering world-class tools for blockchain developers, financial services and protocols. Employees can look forward to a ton of benefits including relocation support, free gym membership, flexible work hours, free lunches, health, dental and vision benefits and more.
The first vacancy at Wyre, Inc is for a frontend engineer to build and refine the tools and processes related to Wyre’s money transfer system. They’ll be part of a small, process-focused team and the role would suit candidates with over two years’ experience in a front-end, marketing engineer or related role.
Wyre, Inc is also recruiting a product manager to define product requirements and features, seize market opportunities related to global payments, write specs, execute projects and determine which payment rails are needed for products. A deep knowledge of evolving payment technologies and cryptocurrency is a must, as is 5+ years working in product management/development.
A position for an extremely well-organized paralegal has opened up too, ideally one that has worked in fintech or money transmitting in the past. The post-holder will provide legal expertise pertaining to contract and document review, with corporate record-maintenance and support for Wyre’s money transmission licensing program top priorities.
That’s far from the lot as far as Wyre are concerned; the firm is also seeking a sales associate, growth support engineer, chief compliance officer and compliance analyst. Scout the vacancies here.
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Decentralized liquidity network THORChain lets users swap assets (BTC, ETH) across chains and earn liquidity on staked crypto. The wider ecosystem, meanwhile, includes Midgard, an API service that tracks THORChain data, the exchange’s reference implementation ASGARDEX, and the THORNode Bot tasked with informing node operators about node health and status. THORChain also boasts its own network token RUNE, which is used in the liquidity pools and bonded by nodes.
THORChain is seeking a full-time senior front end developer for its ASGARDEX and BEPSwap applications. Mandatory experience of React + Hooks + RXJS + AntD + Electron + Typescript is required, while experience of developing crypto wallets (web3, bitcoinjs, crypto-js) will stand the candidate in good stead. Initially, the candidate will undergo a two-week paid trial and the remuneration is set at 70% USDT and 30% RUNE. Fit the bill? Note your interest quickly, since this role is bound to attract plenty of interest.
A crypto exchange, custodian and payment system, Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) recently expanded beyond its Nordic homeland and welcomed customers from over 190 countries. The platform, which launched earlier this year, currently supports BTC/USDC, ETH/USDC, ETH/BTC and BTC/NOK with more pairs likely to follow in the near future.
NBX is in the market for a remote content writer au fait in all things bitcoin. The role will involve the ideation and creation of educational content and the execution of brand initiatives in line with the platform’s ambition. Proficient English speakers with editorial experience in crypto should apply, with Norwegian as a secondary language and trading experience big advantages.
With the blockchain industry in rude health, it’s a good time to be a talented jobseeker. Polish your CV, refine your personal statement and get ready to make an impression.
Meld Gold is an Australian tech firm that wants to change the way gold is bought and sold. Investors are able to use the platform to transact with both physical and digital gold, utilizing a global network of partners and suppliers. At the moment, they need a full stack engineer with a track record of building successful systems or products. An interest in blockchain is preferred but not required, and the candidate can be based remotely. The engineer will be responsible for working with a broad range of systems and technologies, as well as designing and maintaining APIs and services.
Bybit is still hiring. A fast-rising crypto derivatives exchange headquartered in Singapore, Bybit supports retail clients and professional derivatives traders from all over the world, providing round-the-clock, multi-language support. As a mark of its success, the platform’s trading volume increased almost 100-fold in 2019.
To continue improving, the company wants to onboard a data developer to oversee the code writing of the system’s core module. The new recruit will also build data pipeline architecture using the software’s technical framework. Experience of building and optimizing data pipelines using Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Flink) is needed, and the candidate must be capable of liaising with Mandarin-speaking counterparts.
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