Purpose of the job:

VALR is looking for a Blockchain Integration Specialist with NodeJS experience to join our Wallet Engineering Team.


What will you be doing:

  • Build, improve and maintain containerised clusters of blockchain daemons/consensus nodes in a scalable and highly redundant way
  • Develop and deploy NodeJS workers, within VALR’s infrastructure, that interface with blockchain nodes’ HTTP or Websocket interfaces
  • Implement robust monitoring tools to control the stability of VALR’s blockchain infrastructure using Grafana and Prometheus
  • Subscribe to relevant Discord, Telegram and Github channels and maintain healthy relationships with the web3 community as a way to quickly solve problems with Blockchain node execution

What we look for in you:

Skills relevant to the job include the education and/or experience, specialised training, and competencies required.

  • Formal software engineering qualification not essential but rather in-depth background and experience in software engineering
  • Practical experience is more relevant than a formal qualification
  • Proficiency in management and maintenance of cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with running Docker containers
  • Strong passion for cryptocurrencies and the technology that underpins it
  • Advanced NodeJS skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Advanced understanding of security principles and practices
  • Previous experience in interacting with blockchain nodes (ie. Bitcoin, Ethereum) is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in using Google Cloud Platform is a plus
  • Some Kubernetes experience
  • Typescript and Solidity skills is a nice-to-have
  • Other technologies of interest: Message queues (RabbitMQ), Monitoring Tools (Grafana, Prometheus)

What can you expect from VALR:

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry.
  • Leave: Compliance with statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave.
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like - Employees to ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity in order to effectively work remotely.
  • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years. Terms and Conditions will apply.
  • Learning fund: An annual upskilling budget of R16,000 per employee, which will be converted to the respective currency of the employee's payment, in addition to scheduled VALR training.
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses.
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work.
  • Annual company retreats.